Bit of a newb here and this forum has been super helpful. I bought a used NC30 and installed it in my basement (replacing the old stove) and it made me very happy last winter. Thanks for all the advice. Looking forward to an even warmer one this year. With the basement install air and startup is a bit of an issue. I can crack a window when starting to help but that loses some heat. Someone told me I could make an air intake without this problem by putting a pvc pipe through the wall that goes down to a bucket. That sounds be pretty easy to do but I had some questions. 1) What size of PVC and bucket should I use? 2) Does the bucket need to be lower than the stove itself? 3) What do I need to know about pipe lengths and angles? 4) Does it matter how high the hole in the wall is compared to everything else? And lastly, would I better off with a proper outside air kit? (my Englander has the big fan if that matters) If so some references to pictures of installing one on this unit would be nice... I see a lot of talk about it but can't seem to find pictures of how the install works. My basement is not terribly tight, if that makes any difference (but apparently tight enough that opening a window helps). It may get tighter (I may have additional insulation added but haven't so far). Thanks for any help!