Just thinking out loud here….
From what I’ve seen of some radon abatement systems (for older houses), they consist of a pipe running from the basement through the roof with a fan to help push the air along.
That makes me wonder: Why couldn’t you do the same thing via a wood stove’s feeder line (air inlet). Instead of running the air-in pipe from outdoors, what if you ran it from the basement/crawlspace?
My initial thought is that it would depressurize the space, thereby sucking in cold air from outside. But that’s what a radon abatement system would do…All I can think of to worry about is a backdraft, and you can probably install a flapper to prevent that.
What are your thoughts?
“Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ” –Theodore N. Vail