Smaller blower, more heat output. Average house temp 65-68 with 6 hrs burn time. The damper and other supplies including installation guide for your stove can be found at Englanders website. Rated 5 out of 5 by Rand from Clean burning wood furnace, if your using dry wood. Remember, this is just an overview. Functionally, you are messing with the duct design and delta T on the furnace: what happens to duct pressures and delta when the stove is firing and when at standby? The problem you might need to overcome with a pellet stove hooked to the duct is the output temps might be kind of high.
Not a word of explanation, limitation, or qualification. L and a huge ash pan below the firebox means that you will have ample room to collect the ash from those big logs. Looking forward to seeing how it heats with a full box. Just a loss of electricity can cause a problem and that is the biggest concern I have. Does your furnace exhaust vent into a chimney, or through a horizontal plastic pipe? Behind the wall is the room where the hot water tank and water conditioning stuff is. If you have a forced air system as most people do, run a new return air duct into the room with your stove block off the old one and run the furnace on circulate.
The pellet stove makers seem like a pretty conservative bunch. My Fahrenheit only has 800 Pellet Furnace. That line now enters the furnace heat exchanger in the plenum: continuation of above post closeup of that heat exchanger unit installed within the plenum above the fan force of the oil furnace. The one thing that is in contention is the issue of bed rooms: somewhere in some code book,a bedroom is defined as being a room that has a closet. If it doesn't work, I will let you guys know and hopefully a solution can be achieved. After reading some of the posts, I have my reservations about whether or not it will work.
There is a big difference btw a 'woodstove' and a 'wood-fired furnace'. The stove is very effective, even on our colder days; however, it doesn't do hot water. This is the the absoule Easiest System for Self Installers! By hooking to the return of the furnace you are feeding hot air to the furnace; once it hits the temp limit switch the furnace fan will kick on and essentially you will have two blowers blowing the heat. If I stoke the fire, it will stay on and hot for hours. The switch is shown on the wall for the pump.
I bought an Englander model 28-3500 wood furnace and have it in my unfinished, uninsulated basement. I do lend a hand helping with some of his orders, but that's more fun than work. They write it taking into account failure modes. I'm not trying to imply that there is a safe way to directly connect duct work to the face of the convection tubes, there may be, or maybe there isn't, but capturing the air output into a hood turned horizontally seems like a perfectly safe thing to do. My house much warmer since installing the stove.
The reason the stove manufacturers don't want any connections to duct work is to protect the masses of idiots out there. If the pipe is crimped or crinkled on one end, that's the smaller end. One advantage the stove has is that it minimizes the amount of fuel used. I've read this question, it doesn't really answer what I need to know. I'm going to trade work with a guy that is seeding my lawn. It'll always be possible to over fire the stove during low heat demand conditions, wasting fuel.
I think 400 gallons is supposed to heat 12,000 sqft, but results may vary and I was cautioned to be conservative with the sales claims. There's probably a controller built to do this I just haven't looked for it yet. It's more of a drain cock if the system ever needed draining, or I can shut off the pump and valve it off there, open the 'drain cock' and it will drain the plenum heat exchanger. You should note, the forced air fan really must be run to fully access the heat produced. Half the reason I became a member, besides the helpful advice, was to see what everyone else had and did in there set-up to increase the heat output and overall efficiency of there stoves. Most years I would burn from December to about end of March, using anywhere from 12 to 15 cords of green unsplit poplar mixed with dense dry ash wood.
Smoke and dust can enter the venting with it hanging in front of the stove. This minimizes the amount of energy the furnace must use to raise it to the proper distribution temperature. Thermostats are for calling for heat to be made. This essentially keeps smoke and grime away from the house, and wood is stored down there. My only advice is to make sure you hook up the combustion air inlet up to outside air. Over 85-90% of our customers install the furnaces themselves! But until someone can point me to a safety feature I missed.