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Pellet Stove Placement

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by deucedown, May 26, 2008.

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  1. deucedown

    deucedown Member

    May 26, 2008
    poughkeepsie, ny
    I'm looking to purchase a pellet stove. I have a 1650 ft raised ranch. First I need to decide what I am going to buy. After that I need to figure out a placement. There is a 1ft by 1ft cutout from my family room (in the basement) to my living room...directly upstairs. Our raised ranch also has an opening from the stairs downstairs to the upstairs.

    After reading other posts I'm not sure if I put the pellet stove in the family if it will reach the bedrooms. In that case should I install it in the living room and try and install a blower to the downstairs?

    Any help would be appreciated

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  2. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

    May 1, 2008
    western Ma , close to NY state border
    If you want heat in the basement family room you need to put the stove there. In most raised ranchs there usually is a wide staircase so some of the heat would likely go up by natural convection plus you say you already have a cutout in the floor that might serve a a cold air return.
    All this said it is still unlikely the arrangement will be adequate to heat everything satisfactorily. Practically every house layout has it`s own unique airflow patterns and you will likely have to experiment and use fans to move air around.
    Possibly you could install the stove in the upstairs living room and heat tha majority of that floor and heat the basement
    family room separately? See the other similar thread above.
  3. PelletsToGo

    PelletsToGo New Member

    Jun 27, 2008
    Loveland Colorado
    You can always run your furnace circulation fan only as to be able to circulate to all of your rooms in your home good luck!
    Robert ;)
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