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I am currently working on my RMH design. I intend to put in the basement. I have read all over the internet about issues with this. The biggest seems to be draft issues. Since this seems to be a very efficient system I was wondering if fan control has been discussed. This would guarantee certain cfm flow. Any comments or experiences would be welcome.
 
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The big red flag here is that if the draft depends on a fan, you are in trouble if the power goes out or the fan breaks down while the fire is going. Other systems will just stop working if the power fails, but a wood fire will keep giving off flame and potentially smoke and carbon monoxide if the draft fails.
 
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True, but this is quickly solved with a dc fan and battery backup. It is a good caution that I will keep in mind in my design.
 
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