Make up air for a Wood Stove in a tight, but not PH, house?
I’ve been reading a lot about the troubles of using a wood stove in a house that is well sealed. Namely the troubles of ensuring proper makeup air to avoid back drafting, and ensuring a proper burn. Of course, it gets easier the more the house leaks, with passive house being very prone to issue with a wood stove. My trouble comes from the fact that the articles seem to treat houses of either PH, or not. That seems to leave a lot of shades of grey that aren’t being discussed.
While I don’t live in a passive house, I’d hazard that it’s tighter than a typical house, with an ach50 of 1.62. So, is this house tight enough to worry about make up air? We don’t have fans in our bathrooms, just the HRV vent, and the range is electric so the range hood doesn’t draw from the outside, but, there is of course a typical dryer pulling air out of the house.
Thanks for the help.
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