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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Loft Question

Question for guys that have a loft in their camp. In situations where your camp is relatively small (around 1000 sq ft) and is heated by a woodstove, do you find it difficult to regulate a comfortable temperature in the loft? If you keep the downstairs at a comfortable temp, does the upstairs tend to get way too warm?

I've heard some guys complain that their open loft gets so warm that you can't stand.

Any thoughts, experiences? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 04:00 PM
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Re: Loft Question

We have a 20 x 24 camp with a loft but we heat with propane so we can regulate it somewhat and It certainly is warmer in the loft. If you get a fire in your wood burner going to hot I can see where it might be just plain to warm to sleep in a loft. We have had people turn the heat up and the next thing you no it is like 85 degrees upstairs.
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Re: Loft Question

HOT HOT HOT No doubt about it. The woodburner does a great job on the first floor, loft you sure do not need to sleep in your sleeping bag and blanket will do just fine. Our cabin is very well insulated. Those that sleep in the loft keep the window open all night long. However, we love the loft. Great view.
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Re: Loft Question

We have a cabin that is 28x22 with a 3/4 loft and wood stove. I believe the guys that sleep up there have to open the 2 windows up there on occasion, even with a ceiling fan blowing downward.

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Re: Loft Question

If you can circulate some air up there is seems to help. Not sure if the temp actually drops but it feels better.

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Re: Loft Question

Mine is 33x24. Well insulated and the guys keeps the window open in the loft but better warm than freezing.

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Re: Loft Question

Like it was already said, it gets HOT HOT HOT up in the loft. Using a fan or ceiling fan to circulate the air helps. We put a window in our loft but usually hot air gets sucked out the window and you really don't feel much of an improvement.
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Re: Loft Question

We always keep a window open and at night we have a battery fan blowing cool/cold air in. It is warmer, but works ok
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Re: Loft Question

our loft has a door, so in the winter, the door is kept closed while sleeping, otherwise the woodstove would heat ya right out of there!

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Re: Loft Question

We built a 24'x24' cabin that had a loft in half of the roof area with storage in the eaves. You ascended a ladder type stair to enter. We knew it would be too warm up there with the wood stove going so we constructed it with a window, a ceiling fan and hung heavy, insulated drapes around the railed area. The combination of those three items made sleeping up there quite comfortable.

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