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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by chrisasst, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    2 pellet stoves and my bathroom is freezing, what to do..
    my bathroom is set above my freezing basement. I can't get any heat in there. I usually use a space heater if someone goes in there, but doesn't help much unless it is running for a while. I don't want to leave one running because the other day I was in there and the space heater I had caught fire.
    Another option I was looking at was to put a vent between my bathroom and my actual heating space where my stoves are, but not sure if that is allowed or if my wife will allow it..
    any one have a cold bathroom..

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  2. Bioburner

    Bioburner Moderator Staff Member

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    I used a microthermic flat panel heater. Low temp surface, wall mount, almost no danger of fire, no fan. Gets used now only to take shower as stove is directly below and keeps floor toasty. Known here as the bun warmer.
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    One of the best solutions to an isolated cold bath is a fan driven electric heater on a separate circuit installed by a qualified electrician.
    They are quick to heat up and circulate that heat and when set on low with the door closed it will maintain a even temp at a reasonable cost.
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    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    You can also get a light fixture installed on a timer and use a white light infrared lamp in it.
  6. DneprDave

    DneprDave Feeling the Heat

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    Do you have any insulation between your bathroom and your freezing basement?

    Dave
  7. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    well, I have some on the basement ceiling between the logs. yes, logs... There is so many pipes and lines around to put up any insulation sheathing or any thing like that.
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    Do you have a exhaust fan in your bathroom?.... You know, the kind that never seem to work fast enough ;)

    Check the flapper in the unit. Could be stuck open.

    I noticed my laundry room was freezing the other day. The flapper on the termination was stuck open. I cleaned the entire run anyway (didn't need it) but I was up there anyway.
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  9. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    Nope, my bathroom has no ventilation / fan of any sort. It's kind of like they built a closet, but the threw a bathroom set up in it instead.
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    How bout a simple fan?...box or one of those little doorway fans. Might not be the prettiest but inexpensive and no hole cutting.
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    Wood (logs) have an R value of 1 per inch. Fiberglass batt has an R value of about 3 per inch.

    I would get under there and insulate the crap out of the floor (and logs) under the bathroom, being careful not o compress the fiberglass batting.

    My house came with no insulation in the basement ceiling, I put eight inches of fiberglass insulation in the floor, as well as wrapping all the pipes, it made a huge difference in my heating bill and the house is now toasty all the time.

    Dave
  12. DexterDay

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    Yep... A simple through the wall fan. Or an electric baseboard heater, with a stat. Both are gonna cost over a hundred dollars. But to prevent frozen pipes for years to come? Priceless.


    Or insulate the basement area ceiling and maybe do the exterior wall (foam will only take a few small holes)?

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