Mike Wilson wrote:... hooked up to a 6" duct, like the Magnum Stoker. Any idea if its possible?
There is no chance of hooking up a duct, unless you have a blow torch or a welder. The hot air blows out through vents at the front to the stove - about an inch high by 30 inches wide. Perhaps if one was creative they could build something around the stove, or around the vent to funnel the air into ductwork, but I think that would be quite difficult. You should consider some of the 'forced air' coal burners. Harman has one called the SF-1500 in three different sizes (
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
) that burns coal, wood, or oil. They also have a boiler version for your basement as well.
I have my stove on the first floor of my two story, 4000 sq. ft. home - centrally located near a stairway. The front vent works great for pushing the hot air into the room. I use a fan to push the air further. The warm air moves freely upstairs. It is the kitchen on the first floor that I have the hardest time getting heat to.
I considered putting a stove in the basement, but I have a Natural Gas boiler and didn't want to mess with all of the plumbing hook ups. Plus, I didn't want to heat the basement - just the living areas.
I have a picture of it here... http://nepacrossroads.com/viewtopic.php?t=389&start=4
and a description of how I use it here... http://nepacrossroads.com/viewtopic.php?t=406