Wood stove in basement?
I am so glad I found this site. I have researched the internet for months!
My husband and I were considering putting a wood stove in the basement to cut down on propane costs. Our basement is open and unfinished. There is no insulation between the basement and main floor. Our home is approx 1200 square feet. Our initial thoughts were, that with no insulation we should get some decent radiant heat through the floor. Do any of you have experience with this? (If money were not an issue I'd run it into our existing furnace, but that does not seem to be an option right now). I read recently that some do not recommend heating from an unfinished basement as a wood stove should be considered a space heater. Looking for opinions and experience from you guys.
Another option we have is to use the insert we have upstairs. Its a CRAFT STOVE that my grandparents used as sole heat for 30 years. But I am sure that the flue is unlined and wonder if the cost and hassle to line it would be too much.
Thanks in advance.