No. We're 500 feet over sea level and it would be straight up. I checked manual and it shows 15' minimum from floor to top of chimney. We'd be well past that - my 15' was from the top of the stove. I think I'm ok to get the Pleasant Hearth.That should be ok for a straight-up install unless this is at a high altitude which is not likely in Dallas.
One of the things I keep seeing in reviews is that you gotta build a big fire first with the door open and then you shut it. I knew there would be a damper to build up heat and draft but do you have to leave the door open with other furnaces to build a fire first? Is this normal with the efficient designs in modern times or is that unique to Pleasant Hearth?