Greggery Kunkle wrote:I am brand new here and did look around at some of the posts about RMH's. I am also new to RMH's in general. I have one question about how they are designed and if I can incorporate one into my existing set up. Forgive me if this subject is covered somewhere else on this forum, I did not see it.
I bought my house a year ago. It has a brick chimney with what looks to me to be new stove pipe lining it. It comes into the house in the basement. There is no stove of any kind in the basement, just the pipe stubbed out. I already have a central air/forced hot air furnace(The heat is produced by propane) and a propane fireplace in the living room. Both of these are fed from the same propane tank in the back yard. I was looking at putting a wood stove in the basement for a back up heat source when I was re-introduced to RMH's.
I understand that a certain amount of horizontal distance is required for the exhaust on an RMH before it exits the house. All the designs I have seen show the exhaust leaving at ground level. My question is: Can I build an RMH in my basement to the correct specifications but have the exhaust pop up at the end and connect with the existing pipe coming through the wall at about 4 or 5 feet high and use the existing chimney for the RMH?
Any advice or info is greatly appreciated.