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Englander forced air furnace duct help
« on: December 11, 2017, 11:01:13 AM »
Gentlemen,

I am looking for some pointers on duct layout.  I am adding some heat to an unfinished basement.  The basement is 32 x 48 and totally open.  Walls are 8" poured concrete and un-insulated, I put an Englander forced air furnace in a shed just outside my house.  It has an 8" round outlet with a 850 CFM blower.  I have ducted that into my basement (8" round metal ductwork) with a return air supply.  I have a thermostat controlled receptacle plumbed into the duct so the blower will shut off if temperatures drop below 85 degrees.  Any pointers on how my registers should be placed to maximize efficiency?  My main floors are heated by heat pumps.  The house is 2 years old and very well insulated.  Thanks for any help.

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Re: Englander forced air furnace duct help
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 07:19:23 AM »
put the registers in the floor at the outside walls with a central return in the floor.
I'm not sure 8" and 850 cfm's is going to get you much. I would think just having the basement heated would be a big help. Heat rises you know!
Insulate the walls, I can't believe a 2 year old house doesn't already have them insulated.
We heated our house years ago with a wood stove in the basement, we just left the basement door open to the hall way and it kept the house toasty. That was your standard ranch house with cinder block walls and only about 7.5' height, non insulated.


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