reducing radiant heat from stove?

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Theodore2

Member
May 8, 2018
9
New York
Hi.
I know this might be a weird question, but, it gets too hot to sit infront of our wood stove insert, and our living room is too small to reorient ourselves. Is there any typical method to maybe put up a screen for the radiant heat? Like, if there was a metal screen to put up infront of the wood stove insert temporarily, i.e. while it's raging hot so we can sit and watch TV and not bake in front of the fire? If I throttle down the air baffle to lower the combustion, it helps. But I'd much rather enjoy the convection heating the room than the radiant heat while we're sitting in close proximity.
Thanks
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
98,092
South Puget Sound, WA
What stove make and model is this? How close are you to the stove?
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
98,092
South Puget Sound, WA
OK, that is a convective insert. Are the blowers on or off?
Turn down the air sooner and further to reduce output. Other than that a metal screen could be improvised.
 

Theodore2

Member
May 8, 2018
9
New York
OK, that is a convective insert. Are the blowers on or off?
Turn down the air sooner and further to reduce output. Other than that a metal screen could be improvised.
Correct. It's not about the blowers, which are off. It's about the direct radiant heat. Just wondering if metal screens are made for this sort of thing before I try to make my own (and potentially get scowls from the aesthetics and décor director of the house).
 

30WCF

Feeling the Heat
Aug 31, 2016
352
North Carolina
They have some nice free standing screens and shields that have designs plasma cut into them, or you could do one case hardened for the multi colored affect.
 

moresnow

Minister of Fire
Jan 13, 2015
2,157
Iowa
Make a smaller fire.
 
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EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
4,082
SE North Carolina
Would running blower reduce the radiant heat produced? Do you have a ceiling fan you can run blowing up. Just a little moving helps one feel much cooler
 
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coaly

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Dec 22, 2007
4,733
NE PA
I put a folding laundry rack with wet clothes, blanket, or towels between me and the stove. Dries laundry, humidifies the air, gives me a place to hide.
 
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