I wouldn't say that I'm an evil genius.....

I wouldn't say that I'm an evil genius.....

PostBy: submarines On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:07 am

I read some posts about heating the entire house with coal. I moved my harman mk II from my fireplace install into the basement. I moved my expensive oil burner out of the way. As you can see from the pic, I placed the stove under the open duct work. To the left of the stove is the open cold air return. I also have cold outside air coming underneath my front door at the top of the stairs. The stove seems to suck it right up! I initially had a small window fan inside the heating duct work, but it was kind of anemic and only could heat the house to 64 degrees. I since replaced that with a 20 inch box fan running on medium. This brings the entire house (1566 sq ft) to a nice 74 degrees when it is 0 outside.

Note that the picture is of the temporary install for testing purposes. Next move is to make it more permanent. I am going thru about 50 pounds of nut coal per day on the real cold days, less than half of that as the temp goes up. So much better than oil!

What do you guys think??
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Re: I wouldn't say that I'm an evil genius.....

PostBy: LDPosse On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:16 am

LOL, central coal heating on the cheap!

Is that aluminum tape holding your stove pipe together? :shock:
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Re: I wouldn't say that I'm an evil genius.....

PostBy: Dennis On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:20 am

:flex: :up:
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Re: I wouldn't say that I'm an evil genius.....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:21 am

Git 'er done! :punk:
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Re: I wouldn't say that I'm an evil genius.....

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:29 am

Yep, have fun with that, yer on your way partner......... :clap:

LDPosse wrote:Is that aluminum tape holding your stove pipe together?

Hopefully its screwed together too 8-)
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Re: I wouldn't say that I'm an evil genius.....

PostBy: DennisH On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:46 pm

Great innovation! You must be a nuke! Me? I'm just a dumb retired SWO (target)! Nicely done!! :punk: :punk:
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Re: I wouldn't say that I'm an evil genius.....

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:21 pm

submarines wrote:I read some posts about heating the entire house with coal. I moved my harman mk II from my fireplace install into the basement. I moved my expensive oil burner out of the way. As you can see from the pic, I placed the stove under the open duct work. To the left of the stove is the open cold air return. I also have cold outside air coming underneath my front door at the top of the stairs. The stove seems to suck it right up! I initially had a small window fan inside the heating duct work, but it was kind of anemic and only could heat the house to 64 degrees. I since replaced that with a 20 inch box fan running on medium. This brings the entire house (1566 sq ft) to a nice 74 degrees when it is 0 outside.

Note that the picture is of the temporary install for testing purposes. Next move is to make it more permanent. I am going thru about 50 pounds of nut coal per day on the real cold days, less than half of that as the temp goes up. So much better than oil!

What do you guys think??

Love it! Sick minds think alike. Did you remove the circulating fan from your original plenumn?
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Re: I wouldn't say that I'm an evil genius.....

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:02 pm

Sa-weet! Good job... Yup.... wayyyyy cheaper than oil. WAY.
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Re: I wouldn't say that I'm an evil genius.....

PostBy: submarines On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:35 pm

LDPosse wrote:LOL, central coal heating on the cheap!

Is that aluminum tape holding your stove pipe together? :shock:

Love it!

Yes, but that is just to seal the joints. They are screwed together.
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