Hello all, My wife and I are set on purchasing a wood stove in the near future as supplemental heat for our 1600 sq/ft home. We are running into conflicting stories from local shops however. One shop told us we couldn't or at least shouldn't run our chimney out through our wall and up the side of the house. We have a two story home, and absolutely do not want to punch a hole through the roof. Another said it would be just fine. I am leery of installing the recommended chimney at all, since it is going to cost more than the stove will. So, this brings me to my question, is it possible to use a forced air venting system, like those used on a gas fired hot water heater for example, to push out the smoke from the wood burner? I have seen pellet stoves using this exact technology, so I wondered why it isn't used on wood stoves? Is it something for air supply or what? Can anyone elaborate on exactly where the air comes from that will feed the fan that is blowing out the chimney? What I mean is, our house is well sealed, and if the fan's intake side is open to our houses air, and is sending our house's air right out the vent, is that going to create an issue? Is that where the "direct vent" pipe comes in? Any helpful information would be appreciated. We are trying to find a reasonably priced way to vent the stove. Thanks!