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Air distribution for a wood stove

Post in 'The Green Room' started by Beno, Feb 28, 2007.

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  1. Beno

    Beno New Member

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    Hi there,

    I plan the heating of our future 1800 sq.ft. bungalow. I'd like to use a VC Dutchwest non-cat large for heating. My concern is that some parts of the house will be too hot and others too low. This is a common problem with wood stoves, and by searching this forum I found the following solutions:
    1. Use ceiling fans.
    2. Make vents in the walls, above the door.
    3. Buy the stove with a Circulating Fan.

    I wonder if there are any other methods. Is it possible to attach a small duct on top of the wood stove that will take the hot air to a nearby room?

    Thanks,
    Beno

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  2. babalu87

    babalu87 New Member

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    What is the floor plan of the house?

    NO CHASE/DUCT near the stove FIRE FIRE FIRE

    I had this issue and with some advice from here along with moving the fans around I now have the house being heated as evenly as I could have hoped. The fan behind the TV helps keep the noise minimal too even though it is a quiet fan.

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  3. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    There aren't any other methods except to buy another stove. You've got the good ones. I have learned to appreciate the different temperatures in each room and enjoy the space heater qualities of a stove.
  4. farmerscotty

    farmerscotty New Member

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    You could put a vent in the ceiling of hte room where the heater is......and "blow" the heat from there to the opposite end of the house and have it come out down near the floor of that room in a corner boxed in. If I was trying this you would not need a real large blowr.(cfm) probably 400t o500 cfm would be plenty.

    similar to what is happening with my wood furnace go look at the diagrahm of how it works......same idea only your heat source is inside.

    Scott
  5. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    So the fan (placed up top left in pic) ended up work out for you babs , good deal.
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