I live in MA and am interested in installing a small wood or pellet stove in my basement which is unfinished and runs the width of the house. In the basement next to the chimney where I plan to vent the stove is an air handler for my central air and heating system (powered by electric), the air handler draws air from the second and third floors of the house NOT the basement space. My thoughts are that the heat generated from the stove will soak the ducting and air handler thus circulating the stove heat throughout the house, my questions: 1. Are there any regulations that prevent me from installing the stove in the same location/proximity as my air handler? 2. Will a chimney formerly used for an oil furnace be sufficient to vent a small stove? 3. What is the max distance that I can run the exhaust duct for the stove inside the space? 4. What is the maximum number of elbows or degrees of offsets that can be installed in a run for the stove exhaust? If helpful I can post pics of AH and chimney to illustrate proximity. Thank you.