I have read up on some older posts on this subject. The consensus seems to be to always move cold air to the stove. What if that is nearly impossible or to costly? Here is my idea: The first floor layout is pictured. The finished walk-out basement below this layout is what I want to heat with the extra heat in the stove room. I thought I could 45 the two corners in the living room (red) and install an 8 inch vent pipe in the corners. A vent opening would be about 1 foot below the ceiling in the stove room where I could then suck the heat to the basement with some in-line fans. The left vent I would discharge into the room below bedroom 2. The colder air would have to come up the stairs through the kitchen back to the stove room...I bought a Lopi Cape Cod and I want to get some input from you guys before I install the stove and start the big living room redo which includes hanging the crown molding etc... Any other ideas? The school room (we homeschool) is below Bedroom 2 and the guest room below Bedroom 1. I really want the school room warm during the day. This floor plan is just under 2000sqft. Thanks for any and all input!