windyhill4.2 wrote:Heat rises,it sounds as though you are heating your basement from the ceiling. Like the looks or not ,you need to blow the hot air out at the basement floor level instead of from the ceiling,open the basement stair way door & you will have your air loop completed . Cost for this should be minimal,will it look super nice ? Looks vs $$$ spent will make it look real good
Yeah, that's what I'm doing is heating it from the ceiling. I know it's not ideal, but I have a good reason for it. We are going to turn my garage into a 2 car garage, turn my wifes garage under the house into a 5th bedroom, and put an indoor pool on the side of the house. When we do that.. I'm going hot water radiant through the house. Now that won't be until 5-6 years from now, but I didn't wanna spend a bunch of money now doing everything the right way to just tear it all out in 5-6 years.. so it's temporary. And where my stove is upstairs, the ideal place to put the 6" pipe cannot happen due to support beams. So I had to move everything forward a foot, and now I'm kinda screwed. And in my basement I have wood trim/small shelf going around the wall, so I can't even run something down my wall without destroying the trim/shelf. I'll have to post some pics.
Carbon12 wrote:Do you have duct work for a central A/C system? If so, and you have registers in the basement, you could use that to circulate the warm air. Providing the air handler is NOT in an unheated space like the attic. Regardless, sucking warm air to the basement from the first floor might work best. A floor register on the first floor connected to some flex duct with a fan in the basement sucking some warm air down would also be quiet. You'd have to leave the basement door open to allow air to return to the first floor, however.
I do not.. log home with coal heat.. that's it.