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Cheap stove for big house

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by twiddler, Jul 16, 2008.

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  1. twiddler

    twiddler New Member

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    I just ordered a Pelpro 120 for my 2800 Sq ft. 2 story modular home. My house was built in Canada with tight R58 insulation. I went through three full tanks of oil this past winter and was hoping to cut back a little this winter. I'm not sure where I should install this stove. I thought maybe the exercise room which has a large opening that leads to the living room and upstairs, or in the cellar running duck vents to the stove. I currently have an HRV unit in the cellar and thought about connecting my stove in it's duct work with the three registers I have on the first floor. I wanted to go cheap cause money is tight, and I know this stove will not heat this whole house all alone, but if I can cut my heating oil in half I'll be happy. Any suggestions?

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  2. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    If you set it up to heat the whole house the furnace will just fill in as needed at times may not run at all at times. If you use forced hot air you can place the stove in the area of the return air as long the system is insulated it would keep the house evenly heated. You would just have to run the blower all the time.
  3. twiddler

    twiddler New Member

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    Thanks, I think I'll install my stove on the first floor. Don't like messing with the HRV. I'll need to install a ceiling fan to circulate the hot air, I'm afraid that room will get real hot.
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