Heat coming from cold air returns!

Heat coming from cold air returns!

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:37 pm

I tried many times to move heat through out the house. Put fans in doorways, with the stove in the livingroom it turned the 24 x 16 room to a sauna, half the house was hot and the bedrooms cooler at least they seemed that way, they were probably 70 but the rest of the house was 85* with some windows open! I moved my hand fed stove to the basement and heated the basement and the floors above, the heat was ok but we needed the furnace after a cold night or a low fire. I decided it was time for a change and try my hand at metal work and tapping into the cold air returns from my furnace hoping this keep the oil wolves from the door.
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good flow through the new return vents I made
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Next is to install tempering tank via thermosyphon per "bug" my oil fired HW tank sits behind the fireplace to the left of the stove, I plan to shut that oil *censored* down like the furnace, at least for the winter!
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74* and happy
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the stove was infront of the fireplace I like tis set up!
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33 yr. old stove heating my home.
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michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Heat coming from cold air returns!

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:04 pm

good stuff man, michaelanthony says... "I dont need no stinkin' boiler"!
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Heat coming from cold air returns!

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:16 pm

dcrane wrote:good stuff man, michaelanthony says... "I dont need no stinkin' boiler"!

got that right.....Doug you would be the person to ask if any of our alternate heating methods are pro, con, in regards to resale value and are there any legitimate standards to follow? If I'm going off track feel free to start a thread...I know I would be interested and I am sure some others as well.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace


Re: Heat coming from cold air returns!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:12 pm

It won't add resale value and you would need to find just the right buyer for it not to be seen as a negative. Some people arn't as enlightened as us.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Heat coming from cold air returns!

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:58 pm

coalkirk wrote:It won't add resale value and you would need to find just the right buyer for it not to be seen as a negative. Some people arn't as enlightened as us.


Im afraid my good friend coalkirk is absolutely right here, Its a negative on resale to have an interconnected solid fuel heater. Its a neutral to have a conventional coal or wood stove (unless the smells are in the house from having it, in which case thats a neg. too). Even when you find the buyer who does indeed appreciate these things (they don't pay more for the house because of them im sorry to say).
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Heat coming from cold air returns!

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:47 pm

dcrane wrote:
coalkirk wrote:It won't add resale value and you would need to find just the right buyer for it not to be seen as a negative. Some people arn't as enlightened as us.


Im afraid my good friend coalkirk is absolutely right here, Its a negative on resale to have an interconnected solid fuel heater. Its a neutral to have a conventional coal or wood stove (unless the smells are in the house from having it, in which case thats a neg. too). Even when you find the buyer who does indeed appreciate these things (they don't pay more for the house because of them im sorry to say).


Thanks guys, sure is warm heating with coal! Hey Doug like the folks that saaay " we really didn't want a pool " and lay buy it the 3 months of summer!

coalkirk, true what you say, we are very enlightened too the point my wife say's obsessed.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace