Yeah I think this will work perfect. I was thinking last night as I went to sleep the current home we are in was originally heated by stove/baseboard as well but we installed gas furnace/central air after we were told we could not hook up stove without significant modifications.yellowcat wrote: ↑Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:00 pmJohn,
You will need to have 20" of non combustible floor in front of the stove and some substantial amount of clearance to any combustible wall behind the stove (depends on the manufacturer).
If you made this area (including the wall) into a central all masonry core/hearth component it might eliminate a few problems that might limit your options later.
The Finns have an interesting way to prevent the differential settling between the hearth (ie. a raised hearth or masonry heater/stove)and the structure from becoming an aesthetic issue, by starting the brick or masonry work slightly below the finish floor level. About half the brick or other masonry unit would be below the finish floor. Of course, the footing for this masonry mass would be independent of the foundation for the rest of the structure. The hearth could settle, or the finish floor could heave up and it would still look like you meant to build it that way!
Can you point me to some more info about "Finns" I am not sure which house this is. Never heard of it.