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Cooking and heating with wood in basement

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I want to have my basement set up to go to if major winter weather strikes LONG Term and no gas, electric. My heater no longer uses the chimney only the hot water heater. I would like to put something like a oven hood attached to the old heater vent to vent out smoke, can anyone see a problem with this idea??? I am trying to do this as cheap as I can and not leave it in place.
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Wood stoves require a flue that can be cleaned yearly or you will have a chimney fire. It is not a matter of if but when. Burning hardwoods just slows the process down. For a chimney located in the center of the house you need triple wall flue pipe or masonry with flue tiles. If you burn coal in your stove you can use your furnace flue though.
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