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    Question Pellet Stove Thermostat

    Hi,
    We have a L-shaped rancher, about 21000 sqf. sitting on a slap. The duct work is on the floor/forced gas heat. To heat our back rooms, we bought a Pellet Stove. However, the only place that was available to put the stove was in the living room, where the existing thermostat and return is.
    Now we find the pellet stove throws so much heat, but not into rooms we wanted, and the theromostat does not allow the main furnace to come on. Any suggestion? Can we add a thermostat in a room that is not directly affected by the pellet stove? What would be the best way to handle this? Thank you

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    Turn the fan switch of the furnace thermostat to 'ON' when you burn the stove. Not a perfect solution, but it will mix the air in the house some.
    Jason

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    We have tried that, but since the ducts are in the ground it does not get warm enough. Only cold air blows.

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    how about.......

    Quote Originally Posted by margitc View Post
    Hi,
    We have a L-shaped rancher, about 21000 sqf. sitting on a slap. The duct work is on the floor/forced gas heat. To heat our back rooms, we bought a Pellet Stove. However, the only place that was available to put the stove was in the living room, where the existing thermostat and return is.
    Now we find the pellet stove throws so much heat, but not into rooms we wanted, and the theromostat does not allow the main furnace to come on. Any suggestion? Can we add a thermostat in a room that is not directly affected by the pellet stove? What would be the best way to handle this? Thank you
    .......a thermostat with a remote sensor that will sense and control heat in the cooler areas , check your existing stat to see if you can add one....they work well.........Jack

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    pellet stove

    My pellet stove doest stop and restart the stove , Its only a low - med or high feed .... You would have been better off to have ducts run to the back room .... The stove will heat up the living room and therefor makking the back rooms even colder .... The pellet stove will keep the Gas heat from kicking on .... I think you made your problem worse .....
    My avatar is a picture of a Goodman Silencer .....These were commonly used in Goodman country ....Photos by hvac tech ( PaysonHVAC )

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    we are going to look into this remote sensor. Today I spend the day moving our TV from the family room (farest away from new pellet stove) and make our living room the most used room over the winter. So far this is the cheapest solution until we come up with something better.

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