I am building a new house with a wood stove in the basement and a fireplace on the main floor. These units will sit directly on top of each other. Do I need a flue for each one? Can I use one flue with a series of dampers? I would appreciate any guidance.
That's a fairly subjective question to answer, & depends on a few factors, money being the major one. As a mason, I'm obviously going to say a full masonry fireplace is the best. It's just not always the most realistic. If you're dead set on running a chimney up from the basement for a wood stove anyways, it might make sense to do a full masonry FP. Check out rumford dot com to see what I'm talking about.