coalkirk wrote:Devil has a split foyer which is an ideal style and floor plan to heat with a stove. A regular 2 story or even a ranch style may not work as well with just a stove.
We'll find out soon Terry. My split-entry is ideal for using a coal stove in a finished basement family room. The heat gets trapped above the suspended ceiling downstairs or goes flying up (& down) the central stairway which is wide & always open. My daughter & son-in-law just bought a TLC for their ranch house, which is about the same size, but with just a narrow stairway from the unfinished basement (where the stove is going) to their upstairs. They are going to replace the kitchen/basement door with a louvered one to let the heat flow easier to the upstairs. We'll also be cutting a few floor & wall vents up there to get more circulation & probably a cold air return in the far bedroom.
I'll keep you posted how well it works!