Bootstrap wrote:The wife wanted a small wood stove for upstairs. Kinda like it. And being small in size, it doesnt burn much.
My Hitzer is in the basement. Heats the house decently but she raised a good point: Why are we heating the basement? I guess I dont really have to. I mean besides the warmer floors, I have comfy slippers. And the floors arent really that warm as there are dividing walls down there so its only a small portion of the flooring.
No, I dont want the hitzer upstairs. Most importantly, is is produces tons of ash and I dont want that upstairs what so ever.
I do enjoy coal burning, but for what we need in this tiny little shat box house, I think the little woodstove might do it. I might be selling a nice Hitzer 30-95 and about two tons of baged nut coal.
wow talk about coincidence, I was just talking to my nephew, and they burn a woodstove in the basement, it's 90 degrees down there. On the first floor it's around 70-72 degrees, but on the 2nd floor where the family of 5 sleeps, it's in the 50's. So they are in the process of making a large sheetmetal duct, going vertically from the top of the stove, straight up through the inside of a tall kitchen cabinet (to hide it), to the 2nd floor, to heat the 2nd floor.
i.e. maybe try some ductwork on the Hitzer ? Just an idea. Back in the "old days" the old basement furnaces fired with coal, looked like a giant octopus with huge ducts coming off them like arms, that ran to the 1st and 2nd floors, in the floors of each room, were grates that could be opened/shut to let the heat into each room. It worked.