hooking up a Leisure Line Pocono to a forced air system

hooking up a Leisure Line Pocono to a forced air system

PostBy: budman On: Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:20 pm

I just purchased a Pocono coal stove . It will be setup right next to my forced air "Propane" furnace in the basement. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with hooking into the cold air return side or should I hook into the hot air box. I would like to use the furnace blower when ever possible. I am not sure the hot air box will get hot enough if I tie into the cold air return, but if I tie into the hot air box, whenever the furnace blower comes on it will blow the hot air back toward the coal stove. Any kind of check valve? Thanks in advance
budman
 

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:33 pm

Hi Budman,
You did not say if you have a hot air jacket. If you are building a plentium on top of the stove you can duct it into the cold air return of your furnace and use your existing fan to blow it throught out the house. If you purchased the stove with a 12" duct top, this will work also, but not as good as a jacket. If you contact Automation Correct they can set you up with a thermostat that will control your coal stove and furnace fan. I have my stove ducted into my cold air return, and it works great. I had to play with closing off some of my cold air return in my living room so it would draw off of the coal stove a little more. This is something the home owner needs to play with. Drawing basement air seems to help with the dry heat you get from coal and puts moisture into the house without using a humidifier.
Thanks for your purchase;
Jerry LLS
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PostBy: budman On: Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:00 pm

I did purchase the jacket and the 12" fan. At first I was going to hook into the cold air return line. A friend of mine, who does heating and air, said he knows of a few people who have burned up their furnace blowers because the air was to hot. The blowers are air cooled motors. Because of this and many hours of thinking about the best way to hook it up I decided that I am going to connect two 4" lines to the back of the stove where the fans used to be. The other end will be connected to the cold air box after the filter. This will provide for clean air. Then I am also going to connect the two sides to the cold air box also. The 12" fan is going to be piped into the hot air plenum. Below the 12" pipe in the plenum I am going to install a diverter to push the air up. This will also serve as a deflector from the furnace blower to help stop back flow if the furnace blower comes on. I hope you can follow my thinking. I am just afraid of burning up my furnace blower. Have you ever heard of this condition where the blowers burn up? Thanks for your response. If you see a hole in my plan, don't be afraid to say so. I am new to this coal burning but I like to do everything the best way possible. Thanks again
budman
 

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PostBy: laynes69 On: Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:42 pm

I have a usstove hotblast wood-coal furnace. It was ran in paraell and it heated, but the house was a little harder to heat this way. The heat ducts from the coal furnace went into the furnace plenum. The problem was when the coal furnace blowers kicked on, and the gas furnace kicked on, the blowers would cancel out each other. So I redid the installation and did series. Now the only blowers that push out heat from either is the gas furnace. The wood-coal furnace acts as one big heat exchanger, its a firebox surrounded by a jacket. Now the house is 10 times easier to heat, and we use less wood, or coal. No air can go backwards, and everything stays cool on the gas furnace. The wood furnace has a limit control on the back of it, and when the wood furnace hits 150 degrees, the limit tells the furnace board to kick on the blowers only. When the air gets down to 90 degrees, it kicks the blowers off. Its a really slick system. Our house is 150+ years old, 10 foot ceilings, 2500 square feet, and the house averages around 76 all winter long. We used 100 gallons of propane, because our stove, furnace, and dryer are propane. I had surgery so not all of the time was wood, or coal. Also the wood-coal furnace has a full cold air system for the whole house, so there is better circulation.
laynes69
 

PostBy: elkvu On: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:24 pm

HI,I BOUGHT A LEISURE LINE HYFIRE TOOK OFF THE TOP MADE A DUCT THE SAME SIZE AS THE STOVE USING DUCT BOARD CONECTED TO THE END OF MY PRESENT DUCT WORK ANDI WORKS GREAT I NEVER USE ME HOT AIR PROPANE .I AM HEATING 3000 SQ.FT. AND USE 4 TON A YR.THIS YR IT WAS $147.00 i just bought it so i paid a little more
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PostBy: alexw On: Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:44 am

you removed the entire top and made it a duct with duct board? Care to share a picture of your set-up?
alexw
 

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