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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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag Stoker

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.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

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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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag Stoker


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.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

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
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag Stoker

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
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

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
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag Stoker

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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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag Stoker

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. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

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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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag Stoker

Re: Advice on air return

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

Great job.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.