Question from SW
I live in a double wide trailer (2000sq ft) and it came with a fireplace. The fireplace is in the corner of the living room and they basically built a 45* wall in the corner to install it into.
Last year I started a fire in it for the first time (been there for 13 years) and I was appalled at the amount of heat I got. It has a switch on the front and you can hear a fan kick on but no airflow… so I pulled the front off. They wired up basically a computer fan to this thing.
I had bought a set of gas logs for the thing but I never got them hooked up thus starting a wood fire.
I have been kicking around a couple of ideas.
First is getting a real wood burning stove (I think they call them kettle stoves) and knocking out the 45* wall and install it in the corner and just plumb it into the existing flu. This should allow more heat to be radiated into the living room.
Second is maybe getting a real blower and installing the gas logs.
Third is when I convert my dining room into a study (with all my reading materials since I never use the dining room table) I could replace the middle window with a solid wall (3 full sized windows) and install a wood burning stove there. I could either pipe it out thru the new wall or up thru the roof?
I don’t have a lot of wood on my land that I can cut, but I’d sure love to have something other than my all electric trailer. I’d end up having to buy most if not all my wood.
What are your thoughts about my three ideas?