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how would u get serious heat into this room??

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by lime4x4, Dec 24, 2005.

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  1. lime4x4

    lime4x4 Member

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    in this pic you can c where the stove is located.To the left is the door way to the kitchen dining room area.Some days it gets a little nippy in there..tried one of those corner fans but that doesn't move enough air into that part of the house..Any ideas??? If i have to i'll install another stove in that room

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    What's on the other side of the wall where the doorway is? Any possibility of enlarging the doorway opening significantly or adding an opening in the wall to facilitate airflow?
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    kitchen counter,sink, dishwasher and cabinets..Also that's a load bearing wall and i ain't gonna mess with it....lol
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    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Do you run all of those ceiling fans? If so, that would keep the warm air from traveling to the other room.
    If not, I'd consider doing what the other poster suggested.
  5. lime4x4

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    i don't run the one by the stove
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Well, maybe a pass through over the counter? Load bearing walls can be dealt with as long as a proper header and support is installed.
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    i know just a real pain in the *ss....lol
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    But maybe less of a PITA than purchasing, installing and maintaining yet another stove?
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    I noticed in your picture that you still have some work to do on your ceiling? Maybe a lot of heat is going up those holes. I bet once it's finished you will see a difference.

    As far as your dining/kitchen area, have you tried a small fan on the floor blowing out to the stove room? Is there anyway you can rig a cold air return on that same wall, opposite your door? In the lower corner? If you have counter tops or cabinets on the opposite side of that wall maybe you can rig a vent under them? Try to move the cold air out of there and that should circulate more warm air through your doorway.
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    looking at your pic i'd say not to run any ceiling fan and also because of where the stove is located alot of heat is going up those stairs. how is the heat upstairs? if it's good, that's where your heat is going. as to the fan on the floor try blowing from the kitchen to where the stove is but one difference. pull the fan a little bit inside the kitchen. it might move more kitchen air that way. some fans pull air from not only the back but from the sides also and if it is to close to the doorway it might move a little kitchen air and a little familyroom at the same time so you might not get enough movement from the kitchen.
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    Check out www.suncourt.com they seem to have alot of fans for moving heat around.
    Merry Christmas
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    upstairs is about 5 degrees warmer.That wall in front of the stove by the stair case is actualy insulated as well.i don't think i loose alot of heat thru the ceiling due to the way the house was built and remodeled.The second floor consists of 1" think tongue and groove board.Then another 1" of compressed cardboard fake tile,then a layer of linoleum,then foam padding then carpet..So as u can see the floors are really think and don't really allow alot of air movement thru it
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