I am building a house and installing a free standing wood burning stove.
I want to install an outside air duct behind the stove, I drilled a 4" diameter hole behind the stove base to run a 4" duct down to the crawl space.
Should I install a balancing damper in duct to let me close it in the summer, or just install it without damper.
I am thinking of putting a screen on inlet so bugs can't get in also.
Thoughts, ideas, suggestions welcome.