Originally Posted by emt1581
...Personally, I'd love to be able to use this a few times a year down in my basement's fireplace (terracotta lined brick with a 13" hearth in front of it. But if it is going to smoke us out or present a fire hazard it wouldn't work the same way a barrel might.
My main concern would be carbon monoxide buildup.
Are you saying you have a fireplace in the basement, and are thinking of putting the barrel stove there - inside the fireplace?