Thought I would ask this question to you guys first to see your thoughts. I have a coal stove and a wood stove in the basement. I am fed up with loosing so much heat in the basement and want to move a stove to the first floor.
My chimney is probably the first chimney made in america. No brick, no terracotta, just PA field stone. 30' high. So I go to the first floor to remove a stone that looks like it doesnt support anything above it, and right behind it is another big stone. No way to remove it. So I am not going to be able to use the first floor now, or am I ??
Here's my idea. Put the stove on the first floor. But run the exhaust immediately DOWN to the basement hole. About 4' down in total. The only reason I think this could work is from reading on the baseburners, and how they direct the exhaust down around the stove then back out.
Does anyone think this could work? Would save me lots of money on an exterior SS chimney.