Having a 2 story house, i put the stove where i wanted the heat, first floor. Somebody said that and i found it to be true. I do get heat on the second floor but somewhat colder but nice for sleeping. I'm sure if i put the stove in the basement i would have got some heat above, and maybe some heat on the second floor but i doubt it. If you can, put it on the first floor. Also, i was understanding that "hot air rises", not "heat rises"?
ray in ma wrote:Sorry for jumping in late but I'm taking the plunge this fall and will be putting a coal stove in the basement and need to get heat up to the 2nd floor.
I thought I would need the square duct like used for forced hot air, but if I understand what I'm reading I can use 4" dryer vent? or are you using that for the cold air return