Hi everyone. I'm new here and soon to be new to owning a coal stove. I can't afford a new one so I'm looking at a few different used makes/models. Does anyone know if a Leisure Line Pioneer LE with back vent can be direct vented? All I see at their website is a power vent option. I only have two spots in my basement to vent this stove. My preferred spot has a window about 2 feet to the side and above. The other spot has a window about 4 feet away and a couple of feet higher than the vent would be. I've read somewhere that a direct vent only needs 1 foot clearence but a power vent needs 4 feet. Is this true?
Thanks for any help. I hope to install this stove this spring and from browsing through this forum a lot of my questions have already been answered buy I'm sure more will pop up as I install the stove and fire it up this fall.