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Old 03-12-2007, 07:47 AM   #1
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Hi, we just added a bathroom to our unfinished basement. We have a small ranch with a full basement. We only had one bathroom and two teenagers. We have little money, so we are doing everything we can ourselves. We knew an electritian and a plumber, so that helped. Now we need to decide how to heat it, before we can drywall. We were going to just install a small wall heater, but my husband wants to run a duct from the furnace. The problem is, we are not sure if this will pose any problems (most people say our furnace should be able to handle adding in a 10 X10 room). We also are not sure the best way to do it if it is not a problem. Any advise? I appreciate any suggestions.

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You can add a heat run from the exsisting furnace, but do not draw return air from the space, also make sure that you install a good exhaust vent that goes out side of the dwelling. Another option is base board electric heat, quiet, even on demand heat.

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Thanks Harleyrider. I already put in an exhaust to the outside. If we run a duct off the main, should we bring it to the outside wall and run it down. How far from the floor should it be? Also, this may sound stupid, but if you run it down the wall, do you attach it to the wall and do you put regular insulation over it? Thanks again.
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Thanks Harleyrider. I already put in an exhaust to the outside. If we run a duct off the main, should we bring it to the outside wall and run it down. How far from the floor should it be? Also, this may sound stupid, but if you run it down the wall, do you attach it to the wall and do you put regular insulation over it? Thanks again.

12 in from the floor, its a interior wall so no insulation is required.
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