Moving hot air through the ducts

MyCastle Posted By MyCastle, Mar 24, 2018 at 9:25 PM

  1. MyCastle

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    I just bought a homemade wood furnace with blower for my basement. The ducts are horizontal. If I lose power, will heat still move through the ducts to the upstairs?
     
  2. Mojappa

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    I don’t think there’s much convection to these things with no power, more a risk of things getting too hot.
     
  3. maple1

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    A home made furnace is sure to interfere with insurance coverage.
     
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    Maybe, some. A properly designed duct system will have some rise on the runs.
    And factory built wood furnaces usually have a gap around the air filter to allow for gravity flow upon power failure.
    Sounds like this may be a good place to put an emergency heat dump.
    And maple1 has a good point on the insurance...probably gonna be a problem.
     
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