I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this, but is a floor vent an absolute no-no? I had originally wanted to put my stove on the main floor, but there was nowhere to put it. Then it was going to go in the basement corner near the stairwell, but I couldn't put it in the corner due to some outside obstructions. Now it's downstairs in the room directly underneath me burning away at 400 degrees while I'm up here with the oil heat still running. Some of the heat is making it up the stairs since I have an extra wide staircase, but not much. I had the corner basement stove setup as a kid in the same style house and the heat rushed up the stairs. We had windows open sometimes due to the heat. I've been told that putting a vent in the floor creates the potential for fire to jump floors quickly and therefore shouldn't be there, but it would really do the trick in the this case. The other thing I could do is cut a few pass throughs in the staircase wall. That way the heat would not have to go around a corner to get up the stairs. Any suggestions?