jeryd wrote: I would like to place it in the basement and direct the heat into my first floor duct system. Problem is I have a 275 gallon oil tank in the same room. It is the only place I can place it in the basement. Not sure if it wise to place stove in the same room.
That shouldn't be a problem, depending on the stoker. Is it a furnace or a stove? The furnaces are insulated, no different than putting in any other furnace. Not sure about the regulations but even if it's a stove sufficient space between the sthe stove and drums should be fine.
So my second choice is to place it in the garage. If i place it in the garage I would need to drop the vent for the heat (not the exhaust) below the outlet to go to the basement and into the duct system.
Actually that's an even better idea, you'll keep the dirt and dust out of the house, not sure if you can duct downawards though. As far as the BTU's that should be plenty. Probably about perfect.