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Air Circulation Question

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Max Headroom, Jul 13, 2008.

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  1. in-control

    in-control New Member

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    Wow - you guy's just saved me some $ on a bunch of doorway fan's. Thanks! It all makes good scientific sence and I can use my existing ceiling fans w/ some inexpensive floor fans blowing the dense cold air torward the stove.

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  2. Cluttermagnet

    Cluttermagnet Minister of Fire

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    The local Walmart has a good deal on Honeywell fans, just a little over 10 bucks each. I picked up 3 of them. These little guys have an impressively powerful air blast for a small diameter fan. You can feel it 5-6 feet away easily. Ought to work real well this fall. Can't wait to play around with this setup.
  3. crazy_dan

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    I use purpose cut holes for box fans on my interior walls like this, so my door ways are not obstructed. and I leave the fans on all year and it helps with evening out the house temps. so central heat or air we use window A/C units and these help even out those temps as well.

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  4. Catskill

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    Prometheus, my house is setup like you describe yours and I've had some success.... give it a shot and let us know how you make out.
  5. Max Headroom

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    Thanks for the info. I was afraid that it would end up being one of the "if it's too good to be true" schemes. I can't wait to give it a shot. I'll be posting a report in the fall.
  6. Cluttermagnet

    Cluttermagnet Minister of Fire

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    As an update to this thread, I've now had several fires this season, and I ran 4 fans as planned (see post #25 above). I'd say they have been effective in moving heated air to the colder end of the main floor where the stove is. We're talking about rooms which are 30+ feet away from the stove and around multiple corners. In fact, the fans have exceeded my expectations and made a noticeable difference. The fans are on the floor and placed to pull cold air towards the stove from those colder rooms. The heated air simply takes care of itself. As proof it's working, I have only to go into either cold bedroom and hold my hands just under the top of the door opening. I can feel detectable warm air flow past the bulkhead over the door. Not huge amounts, but detectable. And my room thermometers confirm this improved 'distance heating'.
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    this is all great but with little kids sticking their fingers in the fans that are left on the floor isnt good! I cant use floor fans, I wish I could!
  8. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    My father has a similar situation. Stove downstairs, and majority of the house upstairs. This is in his cabin in N.H. he says with the stove running for about an hour or two, it heats everything up fairly well(his cabin is 2100sqft and I think he as a VC Resolute Acclaim) Look at it this way, if my stove can heat my whole house evenly(my house has the screwiest layout in the northeast) then hopefully you won't have any issues. Enjoy




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