How-to "push" heat from basement to first floor?

How-to "push" heat from basement to first floor?

PostBy: dewey On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:06 pm

Our basement rec room (home to a new LL coal stove) is 15-20 degrees warmer than our main living floor. We have a hole in the floor between the rec room and the living room that would be an ideal place for a fan to push heat up. Does anyone know of a floor vent that has a fan in it? Thanks.
dewey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: LeisureLine
Stove/Furnace Model: Sidewinder

Re: How-to "push" heat from basement to first floor?

PostBy: billw On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:11 pm

billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: How-to "push" heat from basement to first floor?

PostBy: av8r On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:39 pm

To answer your question, yes..

http://www.aftproducts.com/index.php
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos


Re: How-to "push" heat from basement to first floor?

PostBy: Dallas On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:16 pm

This will probably start a controversy.

I've got about the same situation. I've got two vents between levels, with dual fans, which can blow or suck through the vents.

Originally, I was trying to blow the heat from the lower stove room, up to the living room. It didn't seem to work the best. One day, while dust mopping in the area of the first floor vents, a dust bunny floated upward, but just kind of hovered, not too far, above the vent.

I decided, even though I had a return to the basement floor on the other end of the house, the cold air was right at the first floor vents and would have preferred to go down them. So, I reversed the fans to blow the cold air to the basement and put a Vernado fan at the top of the stairs, on the first floor, to send the warm air, coming up the stairs, to the rest of the house. While it isn't what i had hoped for, it's the best I've come up with so far. It does, "try" to keep the temperature down in the stove room.

Bottom line: It easiest to move cold air (I think), and let it displace the warm air to where you want it.
Dallas
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Modified Russo C-35
Other Heating: Oil Hot Air
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: Modified C-35

Re: How-to "push" heat from basement to first floor?

PostBy: ktm rider On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:31 am

Yes, I have seen a smaller "register" type floor vent that had a small fan in it for just this purpose. Unfortunately I don't have a link to it tough.
ktm rider
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS Multifuel
Stove/Furnace Model: CO 55 with oil backup

Re: How-to "push" heat from basement to first floor?

PostBy: butchs37 On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:37 am

I have been working on the same problem right now I have my Keystoker 90 hooked up to the blower on my oil furnace with relays to turn on and off the blower. It blows out of ducts at 93* in all rooms. I don't know which would work better a higher cfm at lower temp blowing out in all rooms or the stock blower blowing at higher temps blowing out 1 register in the center of house. I haven't tested the single register stock blower configuration yet.
butchs37
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska 140 dual feed
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 dual feed

Re: How-to "push" heat from basement to first floor?

PostBy: pbmax On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:18 pm

I just finished installing a flexible insulated ducting from the stove (garage) to a register in the hallway by the bedroom doors (up one level).
I leave the door to the garage (at the bottom of the stairs) open and it acts as a 2-way travel for air. The duct I added to the stove captures the distribution fan air and traps it into the duct. Right now the stove is idling and the house is 75 (well, it did get to 47 outside today...)

The flexible duct is not pretty, but it's sure warmer then letting the air flow across the garage and upstairs. I had to keep the garage 76-78 to keep it 68-70 at the top of the stairs. Now its about 72 / 70. Much better.
pbmax
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum Stoker

Re: How-to "push" heat from basement to first floor?

PostBy: dewey On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:50 pm

Thank you, one and all. The Airflow Breeze Vent Booster is exactly what I had in mind. Now, I just have to find one.
dewey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: LeisureLine
Stove/Furnace Model: Sidewinder

Re: How-to "push" heat from basement to first floor?

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:56 pm

dewey wrote:Thank you, one and all. The Airflow Breeze Vent Booster is exactly what I had in mind. Now, I just have to find one.


http://cgi.ebay.com/AirFlow-Breeze-Room-Heat-Duct-Register-Vent-Booster-Fan_W0QQitemZ290195566658QQihZ019QQcategoryZ20613QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

http://www.stacksandstacks.com/html/116 ... system.htm
http://www.rewci.com/dubofor4x10o.html? ... PAodBxe-YA
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos