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1402 heating questions!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Natedogg, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Natedogg

    Natedogg New Member

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    Hi all,
    New to this forum. Have found some good information from this website so thanks in advance! As a wedding present for ourselves, my wife and I decided to purchase a 1402 for our house in Golden. What a great way to heat the house and have the joys of a fire. Anyways, here are some questions I have. Our house is in the shape of a L. We have a basement which I'm not worried about heating. Our bedroom is in the opposite side of the L, the fire place is at in the family room. The most it reaches on a 20 degree day is about 65 tops which is ok for us. We have a baby on the way and would like to be able to reach a higher degree if possible. There is a long hallway to our bedroom with a room between us. I was thinking about running a vent from the family room through our attic and drop a couple vents through the ceiling in our bedroom. I found a 8" ducting with an inline 500 cfm fan that is adjustable. Did not know if anyone else has done this or have any other ideas. Our main floor is 2000 square feet.
    Thanks in advance for your help!

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Prolly not a good idea. The duct will lose enough heat to the attic to negate the benefit. Can you post a simple floor plan sketch that shows the stove location? There may be a simpler solution.
  3. Jacklake2003

    Jacklake2003 Member

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    We have a similar situation (even the same stove). We just purchased an oil-filled electric radiator from Lowes and keep that in the babies room. We put it on low or medium and it heats her room just fine.
  4. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    Same here.
  5. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Hire someone to give you good advice, in fact, get a lot of quotes and opinions...good luck
    Also, quotes are free.....
  6. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    This is what we do also. Most of the time we just leave the bedroom doors open. When we want to close the doors we turn on the electric heater and close the door. Also if we let the house get too cold we turn on the electricheater briefly to help bring temps up quickly.

    Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on the new baby!!!!
  7. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Natedogg, Welcome to the Hearth.
    Congrats on the baby.:cool:
    Try putting a small floor fan on low in the hall aimed to the other end of the house. This moves cool air toward the stove and warm air back to the far end of the house.
    It works in most situations.

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