Wood stove flu venting help

Old 01-08-10, 10:06 AM
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Wood stove flu venting help

Happy new year all.

I have a question

I am looking to buy a wood stove for my basement.
My house is about 2000 sq
2 floors.

I would like to buy a wood stove for the basement,to help heat up the basement and first floor or as much as i can for the first floor.

I currently have lp hot air furnace and lots of wood in the back yard to burn.

I have a window in the basement that is currently blocked because it needs to be replaced.
This window, ( in the outside ) is currently located underneath my back deck.

Is their harm to vent out the wood stove out through this window and let it exhaust under the deck for winter times?

Will it some how eat through the wood? its all pressure treated, maybe a few years old.

Just looking for advice if this would be okay or not.

Thank you
Old 01-08-10, 10:21 AM
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You need to review the installation standards for the venting system you plan to use. These standards will specify the needed clearance to combustible materials and identify any restrictions on penetrating walls, windows or whatever.

I heat with wood much of the time, and my wood stove is going right now.

Unless you use your basement a lot, I'd have reservations about using a basement woodstove to heat the main floor. Wood stoves need tending, and making large numbers of trips to the basement for years on end would not appeal to me unless I were spending much of my time there anyway.

And you'd miss out on the radiant heat that helps make wood heat nice.

Think about it carefully.

What's your wood source, out of curiosity?
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I don't really have a wood source right now

Its a weird built house

I had bought it about a year ago and only the first floor has hot air.
The second floor has ONLY electric baseboard heating,Imagine that?
I wonder the the previous owners heated the second floor.

Anyways.I have been looking between a wood stove and a pellet stove.

I know pellet stove burns cleaner but not as hot as a wood stove can get.

I had looked to see if i can get hot air to the second floor, but because of the way the house is structured,it cannot be done.
I already had some HVAC guys come in.

Other options was to get a smaller untit put in, in the attic which could cost about 3-5k

So... I was looking for another alt source of heating.

It was either the Wood/pellet stove in the room right next to the stair case give heat upstairs ( because heat rises ) or getting the unit in the attic.

Its a tough choice, but something has to happen so i do not keep using electric on the second floor rooms.

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