RIArmySGT wrote:I didn't think about a return. I don't know if these fans have a reverse mode. I like them but they are pricey. Btw not a Pats fan. Giants fan here!
No optional blower for this stove. It's a true radiant appliance.
Don't fight gravity and Mother Nature buy trying to blow hot air up out of the basement. Cold air is more dense than hot air so you want to displace the hot air by getting the cold air into the basement thus forcing the hot air to rise into the void created by the falling cold air. Encouraging cold air to fall near the stove and hot air to rise from the perimeter of the stove room is usually most successful/efficient in moving heat around. If you have duct work for a hot air furnace, you can cut into that to move air.
Another point ... I would not recommend that you use the manual pipe damper (MPD) that you have installed. This stove is designed to operate with out one. The stove will limit the volume of air moving thru the stove in response to stove temperature via the thermostatically controlled air inlet. MPD are used to limit air volume moving up the chimney and is not needed for this stove. My stove pipe skin temperature never goes above 200F under the hottest burn conditions and stays ~ 180*F when the stove is running at 700*F.