Hello, I'm new here. I grew up heating with wood with a Large Buck stove insert in our fireplace. Now that I have my on home I realize I need an emergency heat back up, during winter power outages, which can last up to a week, we are in rural South Carolina and not prepared for harsh winter weather when it hits. My house has a full masonry fireplace in it 11 years old used earlier this year for the first time. The fire box is 28 inches high/32 inches wide and 24 inches deep at the front. In the back it is 25 inches wide/ and 21 inches deep at top. I would like to install a small attractive wood heater inside firebox, is this possible? and if so does anyone have any recommendations. I have been searching but am concerned about stove over heating due to clearance not being as big as recommended. I found one in the United Kingdom, Tiger wood heater for small fireplace installation, but can't find in States. I really want to avoid an insert and will be unable to do a hearth installation.
Thanks for any advice and help,