using both a wood stove & propane gas heating stove? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Recently bought a house that has a propane gas heating stove in the livingroom. In the basement using the same chimney AND flue is a woodstove. Can both of these stoves be used at the same time safely and legally?

-- thomas drudi (, January 15, 2002


Not legally in the county where I live, but different govt bodies may have different rules. Where do you live? Insurance would also be an issue, they may not approve.


-- paul (, January 15, 2002.

my folks had a set up like this when I was a kid, the gas stove cools down the wood smoke, creosote forms quite fast, especialy in cold weather, if you are an experienced wood burner and keep a very close eye on it, prob be ok. if not I would change the set up Good luck, Alan

-- Alan Gray (, January 15, 2002.

Bad idea and illegal in most areas. The "what ifs" come into play. What if you have a chimney fire, what if you have a propane leak. Propane is heavier than air, might work it's way to the basement to the woodstove, etc, etc. If you check out most heating equip fires , I believe you would find that people tried to bend the rules and their luck ran out. Be safe. jz

-- jz (, January 19, 2002.

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