KLook wrote:If you are tending, awesome! Cover your ass with multiple detectors and such. The only thing I see is getting enough heat into the bedroom and mechanics rm to prevent freezing. Cover those and go for it!
I should have showed where the gas wall furnace is right now. It's to the left of the picture along an outside wall near the kitchen (opposite end from where the bedroom is). Right now it's the only heat in the entire basement. I'm probably lucky right now that pipes aren't freezing.
If I put a stove down there then I think I could turn down my water heater or it would at least save me some money from being warmer there.
I'm going to take some pictures and some measurements of the furnace room. It's small and I know I'd have to install some 1 inch air gap spacing along one or two of the walls.
I'm not sure how much room a stoker I would need get in there when refilling the hopper. I have to make sure this will work because I don't want to have to put the furnace back in once I take it out.