My house doesn't have a fire place or a good place to set up a permanent wood burning furnace. We have a kerosene heater and a propane burner for cooking and heating but I was thinking about ways to use wood for emergency heat and cooking since long term wood would be more available than propane or K-1. Would it be possible to set up a small or medium size wood stove like in the link below and route the vent out of a window up higher than the stove using some sort of heat rated rig where you could run the exhaust out the middle of the window so the heat doesn't get near the walls? Maybe this would be hard to do right but I figured it would be worth looking into. It would let me have another option for emergencies but would be something I wouldn't have to cut a hole in the roof or wall and could set it up as needed. How much fresh air coming in would you need for a stove like that? Wood Stove If not does anyone know of a way to use wood heat in the house, safely without remodeling? I helped my dad set up a nice wood burning furnace when I was a kid but I don't know all the technical details of how you have to run the exhaust, I know it's not a simple as running the exhaust outside any way you want.