Hello, I have been looking into getting a stove, I would like a boiler but that is a little out of my price range for now, I have 1200 sq ft upstairs and 900 finished basement. The basement currently has had no heat supplied directly to it, and has remained in the high 60s, which is comfortable. I was planning on putting the stove in the basement, but seeing that the temperature stays pretty nice down there without heat, I am going to put my stove on the main floor. My plan was to vent it out my fireplace chimney. First question.
Is it possible to vent my stove directly into fireplace chimney? If so how would I do it.
My oil furnace which is in the basement is attached to my chimney, I'm not sure if it is the same one as the fireplace, or if it is a separate chimney. If it is the same chimney will it matter?
Final question, I had the chimney inspected and it liner has some cracks in it, is this a big deal for coal stoves?