Originally Posted by MeanMoe
I bet that frost heave is an issue in your part of the country also. Friends who live south of Denver say that their basement slab move 3" depending on the season. I agree that, in your case, the install would not be user friendly.
Frost line is somewhere around 24" here (when we actually have a winter), 200 miles north of Denver.
I cannot imagine frost is to blame for their basement slab movement-- I would wager that it has more to do with clay.
As for wood heat, I'll stick with my little Bosca for now.
Lottery winnings and a custom home? Bring on the masonry stove and the personal pizza chef.