I'll take a stab at an answer. If you are only going to show the fire for half an hour or so, then maybe the fire will stay going. If the mesh of the screen is fine enough to catch the little pieces of ash that shoot out of the fire, then I don't think there is much danger from fire. You wouldn't want carpeting near the front of the stove with the doors open, or a nice wood floor either.
BUT, you must have a pretty strong draft of the sulphur smell may become obnoxious pretty quick.
I think once you open the door, the draft through the coal bed will diminish pretty quick, and the blue flames will die down, leaving the coal bed glowing red for a while, untill the lack of air through the coal bed causes the fire to die.
It can't hurt to try, as long as you have a CO detector in the room, and fresh air getting into the room.
Last edited by LsFarm
on Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.