Heat Circulation with Diagram

Re: Heat Circulation with Diagram

PostBy: GettingStoked On: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:47 pm

I finally got around to getting the floor vents in for the return air for the back rooms.
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they come together to a wye which has a power fan after it to help draw the air down into the duct.
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then it goes across the garage to the top of the header between the unheated garage and the basement where the stove is.
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and dumps into the basement.
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I'm looking forward to the results.


GettingStoked wrote:Hello all, I did a diagram of my house and was wondering if someone could suggest how my heat will circulate. Some brief notes on the diagram.
Basement will have an Alaska Channing III 85k btu vented out a chimney. (A) It will heat sections (A) and (B). Sections (C),(D) and (E) are always closed.
1st floor (F) has a floor register which is 8x12". (G) is kitchen and is open. (H) is bathroom and is open and also has another floor register same size as the other. (I) is Office, can be open or closed. (J),(K) are bedrooms and would be closed at night and open during the day.

My thoughts are, the heat will go up the register that is above the stove. I also believe it will go up the stairway. I am not sure if the 2nd register outside the bathroom will act as a cold air return or will be bringing up heat. The stairs will probably also return cold air. I was thinking of putting in "passthrough registers" above the room doors at (H,J,K) to allow heat in, and putting in floor registers in (K,J) to bring cold air down to the floor of the basement. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Thanks
Chris
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GettingStoked
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: Heat Circulation with Diagram

PostBy: GettingStoked On: Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:46 am

Fired up the stove for the season last night. It was 40* outside with the lows to be in the 30's. When I started the stove, it was 66 downstairs, 66 in the living room above the stove, 65 and 64 in the back bedrooms. When I got up this morning, it was 32* outside, 72 downstairs, 69 in the living room, 67 and 66 in the back bedrooms. I didn't get to start the stove until after work, so now with it going all day, I expect the temps to even out even more. But the true test will be when it gets really cold outside, to see if the returns can handle it. So far so good though.
GettingStoked
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

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