Originally Posted by norty1
Not a great idea for the masses. To have proper draw and combustion air a vent or window will hAve to be open which may negate a lot of your heat.
Caution is the word of the day.
For the "Masses" agree - basic cave man smarts have long been lost. But keep in mind that forced air and indirect vent heating appliances have only been around maybe 75 years? But no doubt more than one cave man died in his sleep from asphyxiation because his cave was too sealed up! LOL...
All pellet stoves to my knowledge use an air intake around the exhaust pipe. This helps with efficiency as the waste heat warms the cold intake air. There are a few wood stoves that also use this, some of which require electricity to operate, but not all of them. I have my garage door open 1" with it -10 outside and its 75 inside with the unsealed old cast iron wood stove just puttering away. Sure it could be more efficient, but the woods all but free and it works. My shop is 350 Sqft and the ceiling is not insulated. Keep a window open near the fireplace. It wont be dragging cold air into a bedroom or something, And you will be fine. Or get an indirect air intake stove with outside intake... I might be using the wrong terminology but a good stove shop knows..
one more alternative you could look at is a Wood Furnace - its and outside unit that pipes the heat inside your house. Might be WAY overkill for your little trailer but they are extremely efficient and safer from a fire and gas standpoint.