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dmz65

11:39AM | 09/03/03
Member Since: 09/02/03
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We have a woodstove in the family room and with a small fan we can heat most of the rooms on that floor, but the family room gets very hot. I would like to connect a vent or fan to heat the upstairs also. Could I use a simple bathroom exhaust fan to send the hot air out of the family room and upstairs to the kid's room although there is no room directly above the family room?

[This message has been edited by dmz65 (edited November 11, 2003).]

devildog

04:35AM | 09/05/03
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
Do you run your fan on your heating and A/C. That would circulate the air in your house without adding anything. Just an idea.

dmz65

04:44AM | 09/05/03
Member Since: 09/02/03
2 lifetime posts
There is a hook up for the air intake of the furnace (on the other wood stove) and I tried to intake the hot air of the wood stove and use the fan of the furnace to circulate the air, I even blocked the other air intakes but that didn't work very well.
I am using just a small desk top fan in the family room, but I'd like to add an air exhaust unit in the family room.

daveg

05:58AM | 09/05/03
Member Since: 03/01/03
22 lifetime posts
I have a woodburner in my basement. I installed a vent in the floor that has a built in fan. It's a little loud on high, not too bad on low. It moves a decent amount of air and was fairly easy to install. It came as a whole kit at true value. I did consider a bathroom type fan. I think it would work, but the airflow rate is considerably smaller on these types of fans.

[This message has been edited by daveg (edited September 05, 2003).]

Butler

03:35AM | 11/09/03
Member Since: 11/08/03
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I have a wood stove in my family room with the fan on the back. My ceiling consists of accoustic tiles. In eack of the Bedrooms that a just above the family room I installed floor grilles and I put a wall grille in the tile on the ceiling. The warm air from my stove travells up to each bed room very efficiently.
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