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  1. boisblancboy

    boisblancboy Member

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    My wood stove is in the living room and directly connected to it is two bed rooms. The bed rooms aren't quite as warm as the living room but of course significantly get colder if the doors are shut.

    Well I have an idea I wanted to run by everyone to see what their thoughts were. There is one furnace vent in the bedroom and one right next to the wood stove. My idea is to connect those two vents together with a 6" inline duct fan and pull the cold air to the wood stove, thus pulling the warmer air into the bed room.

    I know it won't do much good if the door is shut. Also if it works ill wire a thermostat in.

    What's your opinions?

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I would not compromise the original heating system. Instead I would install a dedicated, insulated flex duct run that extracts cool air from the bedroom and blows it into the stove room. You may also be able to do this with a simple quiet wall fan that uses the wall cavity as a duct if these areas share a common wall.
  3. boisblancboy

    boisblancboy Member

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    I can't try the wall cavity idea, don't have the room for it.

    If I used the existing and it works ill run a dedicated one. This is just the trial and error stage. I'm just not sure how it will work or if anyone has done this before.

    The room I'm trying to warm up is only 10x14 and if it warmed up 5 degrees would be huge I think.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Can't you just use a small fan set in the doorway?
  5. boisblancboy

    boisblancboy Member

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    Oh I could, but if I can do it without hearing it, seeing it, or something else to walk around I would prefer that much more is all.
  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    You certainly can get a small one that is almost silent. Just don't get one with big blades and expect it to be silent as it won't be. Small and set on low speed is the key.
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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  8. boisblancboy

    boisblancboy Member

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    Thanks for the links!
  9. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    I have a Tjernlund Aireshare and LOVE IT!!!

    They are costly. But very quiet and also very effective. Even with the door closed. The bottom of the door has a 1.5" crack and acts as a cold air return

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