Couldn't that be accomplished by ducting, and routing of supply & return air?Great points! The damper switch could be relocated... heck I could probably mount it on the wall or on the sheet metal surround. That would look nice.
I’m sure some proper engineering could keep the sheet metal surround quiet.
I would not expect having the damper in one room and combustion air in another room to cause an issue. If a shortage of combustion air became an issue, it would certainly be harder to deal with in a way that looked good.
I may have to call SBI and see what they say. This would likely be a spring or summer project, as I need to keep this thing running right now. (Although it was like 50+ degrees today and I cut some wood in a tee shirt)
I have also thought about installing a few “thru wall” or “transfer” fans and control them via a manual switch and the temp controller. The fans would be installed near the furnace and pull the air off the front of the stove, thru the wall, and into the living area. I don’t want to rob the furnace of combustion air though... not sure if that could be an issue.
Pull return from your furnace room? Send a supply to outside of it?
As long as it didn't mess up your draft situation, of course.
What is your duct & return situation? (Might have been posted & I missed it).