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  1. #1
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    heat pump wood furnace question

    I recently had a heat pump system installed in my home, can i run the heating duct from the wood furnace into my cold air return of the heat pump?

    Thanks Dave

  2. #2
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    How hot will the return air get? Can't do it with the heat pump on for sure. If just the blower is on, could be OK unless it gets so hot it damages the blower motor.

  3. #3
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    It's a recipie for disaster.

  4. #4
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    I understand the h/p blower will get too hot, so what would be the best way to connect my wood stove to the h/p system? The woodstove has 2 blowers on it, any help would be greatly Appreciated.

  5. #5
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    Forget the blower. Bringing very warm air into the heat pump return will cause excessive and possibly damaging high pressures in the heat pump.

    You can use the blower for circulation, but make sure that the heat pump is off.

    paul

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    How hot will the return air get? Can't do it with the heat pump on for sure. If just the blower is on, could be OK unless it gets so hot it damages the blower motor.

    C'mon Baldie, don't even imply he could do this at any time.

    My 3 words: DON'T DO IT!!!!!

  7. #7
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    Ducky

    Seatonheaning:

    The Donald Duck sticker on my car is getting old and I understand that
    the Disney company will not let the U of Oregon use Donald for thier logos.
    What a shame.

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillside View Post
    Seatonheaning:

    The Donald Duck sticker on my car is getting old and I understand that
    the Disney company will not let the U of Oregon use Donald for thier logos.
    What a shame.

    Stupid beaurocrats.

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