I have a new construction 24' x 48' garage that is two stories. It is partial block construction (to middle of 2nd floor) and finished on the top with wood (trusses etc). The floor plan is very open. I plan on installing a wood stove listed below:
SKU Number: 1015370
Manufacturers Number: B2350B
Brand: United States Stove
Fuel Type: Wood/Coal
Hopper Capacity: 50 lb.
Log Size: 23 in.
I want to install it on the first floor (concrete floor). My question is where should I run my chimney?
Should I plan on going up through the ceiling of the first floor, into the second floor and through that ceiling into the attic, then through the roof? (the garage is something like 22+ feet tall to the eaves) I could build a steel grate to be around the pipe to prevent anyone from touching it etc on the second floor. I would obviously use double wall pipe for the length between the floors, and preferable single wall in the first and second floor in the "open air" spaces to get the most form the heat, followed by double wall for attic/roof. I have heard of people going through closets, etc, does that seem ok?
My other option is to go through the block wall on the first floor, but then have an ugly, and expensive run of about 20ft insulated chimney pipe to get the desired height above the roof to ensure proper draft.
I am doing this on as tight of a budget as possible. I have considered pellet stoves, but have a steady unlimited local supply of wood available. I realize it may not heat the second floor completely, so I will supplement with another type of heater up there when needed. I do not have hvac installed in the garage, and would rather not install any. The garage is a very basic rectangle shape. I plan on insulating it very well.