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a cubic foot is a 12inch by 12inch square by 12inch depth its like stacking 1500 little sq. boxes in a room or two.a 12ft by12ft room with 8ft walls would hold 1152 cubic feet or little boxes.so in comparison 1500cu ft is little more than one room,1000sqft is a small house.
With a wood stove or vent type chimney it is easy, just
take a section of chimney out and insert the heater. With a brick chimney you
may have room to put the heater in from inside the house. If not, lower the heater
down the chimney.
ChimneyHeaters.com Chimney Heat Exchanger Hi. I also have the toyo stove and that combined with one of these Heat exchangers will heat a 2000 sq/ft House to the point that you have to open the windows in winter.
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Couple of quick questions: Is the pilot lit and the Control Knob turned to the ON position? If not, turn it to the ON position.
Has the thermostat been set higher than the ambient room temperature? If not, set the temperature at least 10 degrees higher than the ambient room temp and see it the burner lights?
Have you checked the outside vent, to make sure it's unobstructed?
If all above the above fails to provide a yes answer, then I suspect that the Thermopile has gone bad. The Thermopile generates milli-volts of electricity that opens the gas valve when your thermostat calls for heat. The heat from the pilot flame against the Thermoplie is what generates the milli-volts of electricity.
They are not difficult to replace and only requires a screw driver and an appropriately sized open end wrench to accomplish the task. You can probably order the part directly from Williams. Also, if you have misplaced your Owners Manual, ask them for one of those too. It will be of help to you now and in the future.
Whats the main flame like...strong or just weak? check the shut off valve and see if there might be another one around too. Probably a dirty clogged orfice or something blocking the gas from full open. maybe the main valve is going bad...try a few light taps and see if any changes. hows the wall thermostat? old? try bypassing that and see but i doubt it has anything to do but ya never know. good luck
Your grandma may have the room sensor low on the wall. Trying to heat the last foot or so of the room may not be necessary. Even here in Alaska with a 1000 sq ft house I only use 2.1 gallons a day. 100 gallons a month is about 3 gallons a day, that sounds like a lot. Older folks sometimes like it hotter than most. 70 degrees is hot, anything above that will use a lot of fuel.
measure the room, then multiply the length by the width to get the square feet you want to heat. multiply this by 10 and that is the watts you need to heat the room assuming you are using standard 220/240v baseboards.
figure out your square foot requirements - multiply 16 X 20 to get 320 sq ft. Find a heat formula to consider windows and doors and known insulation in the walls. this will give you BTu output required to raise the inside air from 68 degrees (norm) to 72 degrees.