1.) My reasoning behind using both punchouts and connecting them to one vent was to take advantage of the heat being generated by the entire fireplace. If only one side was ducted, my guess is that side would become slightly cooler than the other side and it wouldn’t be as efficient at moving heat away from the fireplace. I’m sure it’s not a major difference but the inline fan I installed moves a lot of air. This way, I’m drawing air evenly from both sides.Nice. So I think I am finally going to use duct punchouts on my Kozy Heat. I've got to kids with bedrooms in the basement and would really like to get some heat down there. I had a few further questions for you.
1. Is there a reason you used both duct punchouts and tied them together with flex duct versus having 2 separate runs?
2. I'm assuming you have only one supply vent going upstairs from your Kozy heat is that correct?
3. Is everything still working well? Would you do it again.
Thanks for any insight.
2.) yes, just one supply vent.
3,) Everything works great. Same as when installed it. Haven’t had a single problem with it. If I were to redo anything, I might consider changing the flexible duct into a rigid duct just in case an ember/spark were to get sucked into the vent, but I try to remember to turn off the inline blower when adding logs. The flexible vent I used is not flammable but it’s something to consider. Ridged metal venting would be harder to work with but safer.