rberq wrote:My stove heats two-thirds of the house very nicely. But the other third connects via a 4 by 6 foot hallway, where the doors into and out of the hallway are at right angles to each other. Way too little heat diffuses through on its own. I could put a fan through a wall to push directly into the other room, but I fear it would make a lot of noise itself, plus the opening would make for kitchen/dining room noise directly into the living room. I would like to be able to push heat through the hall, without unpleasant fan noise. I have seen pictures of fans that mount in the upper corner of a door frame. Are they noisy? Are they effective?
Thanks for any suggestions....
I have one & I don't mind it but I do have a stoker stove which drowns out the door frame fan. I would try it & if its too loud return it. Got mine at Home Depot.rberq wrote:I have seen pictures of fans that mount in the upper corner of a door frame. Are they noisy? Are they effective
What you want to do if possible is run a return air duct from the furthest place in that cold room back to the stove. That will help draw warm air down the hall way to the colder part of the house. You want to pull the warm air.rberq wrote:Thanks for the suggestions. I had read that moving the cold air works better, but I wasn't sure why -- higher density explains it. The trouble is, that would mean putting fans at the bottom of the door frame where people would trip over them.
jpete wrote:I'll give you my setup and maybe you can adapt it to your house.
My house is one floor on a slab so I had to run ducting throught the attic. I have a register in the ceiling directly above the stove. In the attic is a 14"x14"x14" sheetmetal box. That has 2 trunks coming off of it, one to my family room, one to another similar box halfway down the house. Before the second box, there is a small inline fan. The second box feeds 3 bedrooms through 4"x8" registers in the ceilings. As long as the doors stay open, that "heat conveyor" works perfectly. If the living room where the stove is, is 72-74*, the bedrooms will be around 68*.
This system has been the best thing I've ever done as far as this stove is concerned.
Devil5052 wrote:How much insulation do you have wrapped around your attic ducts? (I would think it would be tough to keep stove warmed air warm enough to travel through a cold attic to warm distant rooms?)
jpete wrote:Devil5052 wrote:How much insulation do you have wrapped around your attic ducts? (I would think it would be tough to keep stove warmed air warm enough to travel through a cold attic to warm distant rooms?)
The ducting is that insulated flexible HVAC stuff. The sheetmetal boxes are wrapped in kraft faced pink fiberglass.