Advice on Air Return

Re: Advice on Air Return

PostBy: n0useforaname On: Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 8:35 pm

Just an update.. Havent done anything and just left it as-is.. Basement stays 71 all the time.. Couldnt ask for a better setup! Here is a panaramic pic
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n0useforaname
 
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Baseboard Electric Backup
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6


Re: Advice on Air Return

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 8:56 pm

NICE basement !!Glad to hear that the heating issue is working so good,guess it took time to warm all the mass of everything down there.
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Advice on Air Return

PostBy: n0useforaname On: Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 4:51 pm

Also just added this little beast today.. Circulates the air amazingly and looks pretty cool.. Very easy install.
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n0useforaname
 
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Baseboard Electric Backup
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Advice on Air Return

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 4:58 pm

That fan fits in very well,if it works well you may have the air distribution problem solved,keep the updates coming, I find it very disappointing when a thread ends with no conclusion. Thanks for the update,it & future updates may help someone else "arrive " quicker.
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Advice on Air Return

PostBy: n0useforaname On: Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 8:42 pm

Oh, this thing def solved the air dist problem. Its a sealed top, so it pulls air from the sides and pushes down.. And it also has a grid that spins the other way to make the air tornado. My stairwell isnt hot anymore and temp jumped to 73-74 within 25 minutes and has been that way since this morning. Im super happy!
n0useforaname
 
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Baseboard Electric Backup
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Advice on Air Return

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 8:51 pm

Well,stupid me, I thought that fan was in the bottom of your duct work ! that's a good idea,especially if it has low power consumption,is quiet ,is durable & doesn't make it too drafty feeling.
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Advice on Air Return

PostBy: n0useforaname On: Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 9:03 pm

Nope, its a 2' x 2' fan that is a direct replacement for a ceiling tile. And you cant even feel or hear it run on low. Was pricy.. Like 150.00, but was worth it to me.
n0useforaname
 
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Baseboard Electric Backup
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Advice on Air Return

PostBy: n0useforaname On: Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 9:07 pm

And here is where my heat comes out of. I know its for A/C but it works great
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n0useforaname
 
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Baseboard Electric Backup
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6


Re: Advice on Air Return

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 9:40 pm

I've been watching since you started the thread. I'll be honest, I thought you were totally nuts for trying to move heat downstairs that way.
You've proven that heat can be moved downstairs, and that it can be further moved by use of the fan you purchased.

The best part is...............You are happy and warm.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Advice on Air Return

PostBy: n0useforaname On: Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 10:22 pm

Yeah, most everyone said I was crazy. But in my last house I did the same thing because I was looking for a cheap way, and it worked well. So that made me give this a shot. And here is some proof it works.. I have the low set to 60, but it aint coming close to that :)
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n0useforaname
 
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Baseboard Electric Backup
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Advice on Air Return

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 11:12 pm

Great job.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace