shoman70 wrote:i am trying to figure out what temps i should expect from the 1st floor where the stove will be versus temps on the 2nd floor
its gonna be warm nearest the stove. Depending on location of your living room is going to determine what will happen. For what its worth, my stove is at the end of the house in the basement. My basement in dead of winter runs around 80± while my upstairs runs around 72± keeping bedroom doors open its fairly even. Close the upstairs doors and the farthest room from stove will drop about 7 or 8 degrees. Once I duct it I should see more stable temps with less temperature differential from basement to main floor. But thats my set up, each house is unique.