Originally Posted by quake
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?
No. I sort of blended two topics together. In another forum I was trying to figure out how to cheaply heat my basement via wood.
But yes, I have seen people do it. So long as you pipe the barrel right you're fine.