05:21PM | 12/23/98
installed a vented propane heater in basement to save on electric heat. what's the best way to get the heat up? I don't want to leave the basement door open, would a vent in floor/wall/door help?


10:43AM | 12/29/98
I'm not an expert, but if you don't want to leave the door open you might be able to install a simple louvered vent in the door or through the wall of the basement stairwell. Since the heat will naturally rise up into the stair well, allowing it a place there to escape into the 1st floor is probably workable. However keep two things in mind: First, any passage through the wall must have a fire block above it - otherwise, if there were ever a fire, flames and smoke could enter the wall cavity - not a good thing. Second, remember that any vent opening you make to allow hot air up out of the basement will potentially allow your heavy air conditioned air to flow down to the basement in the summer - so you probably want to be able to close any vent you put in place.
NOW> I'm hoping you can help me out by providing me with some info on your propane heater. I'm considering using one in my basement, but haven't really started the search. Any details you could provide would be helpful. While I would probably use a natural gas heater, they're probably pretty much the same functionally.


02:11PM | 01/05/99
Thanks for your help. we vented the door. our heater is a vermont castings, model radiance rdv40/rnv40. natural gas specifications: btu input high 40,000ng 28,000ng low. energy efficiency rating: 73.5. dimensions: h28" w31" d18.5". clearance from back wall: 4" side: 6". using a vented heater is healthier than a non-vented, its worth giving up some of the efficency. cost with installation approx: $2500 - there are smaller models. -- good luck!


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