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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Holzstapel, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I have a pair of ceiling fans in the room with one of my Firelights (the one in my avatar). I run the one closer to the stove pulling up, and the one at the other end of the room pushing down. It creates a nice loop, quickly moving warm air to the opposite end of a large room. It actually sometimes feels warmer at the end of the room opposite the stove, than at the end close to it, if you're not getting the radiant heat off the glass.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Interesting observation Joful. I can see how this would work in a large room or area. Thanks for sharing.
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    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I appreciate that, I found not good results in what I did try, but I will try this and hope that it helps... Thank you
  4. Holzstapel

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    I do have a ceiling fan in the great room basically directly above where the stove is. I also have one in the loft. I think running them in reverse will work well because the places we have to sit are all against walls (ceilings) where the air would be coming back down.

    The house gets very warm during the summer when the temps are peaking and if its not too humid, I can cool the house down by using fans to move the air around. I also place two box fans in the loft windows and push the air out.

    Thanks for all the tips!
  5. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I suspect this will work very well, as it sounds like my setup (minus the second fan at the other end of the room).


    In my one room with the high ceilings and lots of glass (aforementioned stove room), I leave the ceiling fans off on hot sunny days. That's when I want stratification... to keep the hot air up at the ceiling, and the cool air on me!
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    Holzstaple, how do you like your F45 Greenville?
  7. Holzstapel

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    Hello everyone. We are still working on our chimney/fireplace and still stacking wood. My part time drafting job really picked up over the last several months and I have been too busy to really focus on our project. I also have truckloads of leaves to remove from the yard each weekend and that takes priority. We have the opening blocked off and have narrowed down our design to the point where this weekend i hope to chisel out the holes for the stones that will hold the mantle up. Since we are only going from the floor to about 6' high with the stone veneer, we decided to wrap the mantle around the chimney. The mantle will act as a transition between the new stone veneer and the old pebble stone stucco that is currently on there. 2 stones on each of the long sides to support the 5x5 or 6x6 mantle beam. The short sides will be attached to the longsides of the beams that will stick out past the short sides of he chimney to complete the wrapped around look. Have I lost anyone?

    We figure the mantle stones will be 4"w X 6"h and will need to stick 4-5" into the existing structure.

    We are hoping to have the stove installed and in use THIS winter, but we know we will be more ready and more seasoned for NEXT winter.
  8. Joful

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    Holz, I have a nice piece of Red Oak, 8"w x 4"th x 8' long, with nice quartersawn figuring on the 4" face, that I no longer need for a project. Felled and milled in the 1990's and air dried 14 years, before finishing with 4.5 months in the kiln, it would make a fantastic mantle. I no longer need it (ended up using something else on the project for which it was purchased), and I've been debating selling it vs keeping it for some future (unknown) project. If you're interested, I'd sell it.
  9. Holzstapel

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    Thank you for the offer, but I am going to pass. We need about 21' of beam to complete the wrap around.

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