I had someone come over and give me ideas of where I can put my wood furnace. I can not put it in my basement which is a garage due to insurance not covering a furnace in the garage. One option that was considered was to finish and enclose my back porch which is cemented and bricked like the house. I was considering putting the englander furnace on my back porch and running ductwork through the wall into my house. I wanted to get a couple opinions about this on the hearth thought before a do it. With the porch closed and sealed and insulated will this be a place for heat loss. Also, as long as clearances are met are there any issues that I need to be considered with by having this out on a sealed porch. My concern is that the ductwork going int the house on the porch is exposed and it might look weird. Maybe I will go with that spiral ductwork to look cleaner. I wish that there was a way that I could build a wall or enclosure in my garage to put the furnace there. That would be the nice install for me.