[quote="bkm1924"]I don't have a fireplace and the coal stove is probably 10 yrs old and not very nice looking even though it was serviced and still performs great. it's probable 4 feet tall and not one of the nicer models I see that are on the market today. and Waldo if I am able to get the warm air upstairs I would be glad to provide the beer[/quote]
Yeah bro, I have an ugly stove
in my basement as well! Keep this in mind, you need to move as much cold air as possible to the basement for warm air to replace it. If the stairwell is near the stove can you pull the cold air down to the basement floor from the furthest point from the stairwell. Is there another heating appliance there, and what type is it? Is it possible to use any existing ducts in the home?