getting "antsy" ?

Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:20 pm

I'm actually getting antsy. I'm also not quite ready either. I still need to procure one more ton of coal and finish prepping the stove. My wife has just started complaining it's getting cold in the house. I'm tempted to hook the pipe up and get a wood fire going....if I had wood...
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Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: Rigar On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:29 pm

joeq
..i just thought on the colder days you may find the house temps a little more even across the board....just an idea
..i like to run the handler on my A150 at a lower speed...more often...to "stir" the air..as our floor plan is open...and two huge rooms with vaulted ceilings
(i never put in celing fans cause' i wasnt sure what direction they should spin !) :D :lol:
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Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: joeq On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:49 pm

thanx DePippo, But it's still a work in progress deal, as you know some things aren't ever finished. i moved the 1/2 wall next to it last spring, and the bench is a new acquisition. Haven't had the opportunity to use it for the stove yet. This is what the area beside the stove looked like last winter. (Before)


It was originally the entrance to our main floor, before I put the stove there. Figured it would be better to coral the stove, and open the area into our living room. People say I was foolish for keeping the 1/2 wall, but I needed to put the pole on something, and didn't want it to be standing on its own. I don't think there's too much restriction for the heat to travel over it into our living room. (And rest of the house.) ( now see my post got bumped to the next page, and is out of order, and makes no sense. Now I need to figure how to enter a quote from De p)
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Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: joeq On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:58 pm

Rigar wrote:joeq
..i just thought on the colder days you may find the house temps a little more even across the board....just an idea
..i like to run the handler on my A150 at a lower speed...more often...to "stir" the air..as our floor plan is open...and two huge rooms with vaulted ceilings
(i never put in celing fans cause' i wasnt sure what direction they should spin !) :D :lol:

You didn't know which way they'ld spin? :D If they directed the air "up", wouldn't it just deflect back down to the floor? :oops: i know the fan above my kitchen nook cools us down it the summer, no matter which way it spins. (Has this nifty feature called a "reversing" switch.). Then again, our ceilings are low and the area is cramped.
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Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: Rigar On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:04 pm

that was just an attempt to be funny- there was a post last year about celing fan direction...it was pretty popular :lol:
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Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:35 am

tcalo wrote:I have a single story ranch with a hand fed on one side of my house. It was hard to distribute the heat, the far side of the house was always chilly. I would have to crank up the stove to get the heat around the house. Luckily I have an attic, so I ran ductwork to the other end of our house and installed an inline fan in the attic. When the stove gets to temp I turn the fan on and the house stays a steady temp. I couldn't be happier with this setup.

Another alternative you could try is installing a vent in your floors. One reason your other side of the house might be staying cool(except when you turn on your ventilation) is because that cool air has nowhere to go.
My setup is different but even with my stove in the basement I had the same issue. I put a 12"x12" vent in the floor on the cold side of the house and just like that, the house was much more warmer.
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Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:20 pm

Bootstrap wrote:
tcalo wrote:I have a single story ranch with a hand fed on one side of my house. It was hard to distribute the heat, the far side of the house was always chilly. I would have to crank up the stove to get the heat around the house. Luckily I have an attic, so I ran ductwork to the other end of our house and installed an inline fan in the attic. When the stove gets to temp I turn the fan on and the house stays a steady temp. I couldn't be happier with this setup.

Another alternative you could try is installing a vent in your floors. One reason your other side of the house might be staying cool(except when you turn on your ventilation) is because that cool air has nowhere to go.
My setup is different but even with my stove in the basement I had the same issue. I put a 12"x12" vent in the floor on the cold side of the house and just like that, the house was much more warmer.


So, you leave all the supply vents open? I usually close all of mine but may try leaving a few of them open this year. My daughters room is the coldest by far.
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Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:37 am

I'm On Fire wrote:
Bootstrap wrote:
tcalo wrote:I have a single story ranch with a hand fed on one side of my house. It was hard to distribute the heat, the far side of the house was always chilly. I would have to crank up the stove to get the heat around the house. Luckily I have an attic, so I ran ductwork to the other end of our house and installed an inline fan in the attic. When the stove gets to temp I turn the fan on and the house stays a steady temp. I couldn't be happier with this setup.

Another alternative you could try is installing a vent in your floors. One reason your other side of the house might be staying cool(except when you turn on your ventilation) is because that cool air has nowhere to go.
My setup is different but even with my stove in the basement I had the same issue. I put a 12"x12" vent in the floor on the cold side of the house and just like that, the house was much more warmer.


So, you leave all the supply vents open? I usually close all of mine but may try leaving a few of them open this year. My daughters room is the coldest by far.


I'm not sure what you mean by supply vents. but here is a rough idea of what I have going on. The stove heats one section of the basement. That heat naturally goes up stairs and is assisted in that fashion by the blower in the stove. As heat builds up stairs the cool air needs to go somewhere. The vent in the far side of the house allows that cool air to drop downstairs and get warmed by the stove. Before that vent, half my house would stay cold no matter how hot I ran the stove.
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