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Old 08-23-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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Heater duct

I have a non ducted heater and its by my front door. For the heat to get to the rear it is a 2" duct hose about 16' long. Thats where the bunk beds are and where my kiddos sleep. By the type it gets back there its cold. Should I replace it with an insulated hose or is there something else I can do? I thought about using one of the 4" outputs on the heater and using a reducer to the 2" hose, maybe it'll help with flow? Just throwing it out there. Want them to be comfortable ya know.

Cause I have 3-4" hoses pushing heat out less then 1' from the heater and the 2" is the one that travels to the rear
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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Best option is to figure out how to get a 3-4" hose all the way to the back. If you just go a short distance with a 4" and then a reducer to 2", you won't really be better off.

Next best option would be to insulate the 2" hose, but I would ask: Where is the heat going now? If the hose is inside, even the leaking heat should help; if the hose is outside, then yes, you need to insulate it.

Otherwise, if you can get a small fan to push the air, that would help.
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Its all inside. It runs along the wall in a hidden compartment type thing. Not sure a 4" would fit but maybe a 3" its not freezing back there but a little chillier. I might just cut it off and make it heat the bathroom since thats closer and its virtually doing nothing for the kids room
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:53 PM   #4
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What about just adding a couple of layers of aluminum foil around the duct hose.

Also double check for any obstructions that may reduce air flow.
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I could try but its a pain to remove. It has good flow but isn't warm at all by the time it gets back there
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Understood.
Wrap the layers separately to create air space which will act as insulation.
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