I agree - I don't think that the draft inducer could provide the suction needed, and control of the fire would be an issue. Also, you would want to make sure that your flue connections were completely airtight - the positive pressure the inducer creates in the pipe can cause smoke and fine ash to leak out of any joint not sealed. Trust me, I know. There are systems out there that use negative pressure to create the gasification, but these have been engineered for that purpose, and I suspect that the motor on the draft fan is more robust and better isolated from the flue heat than the EKO drafr inducer. The inducer does make it a breeze to start fires, though!