Building Guide

While installing a wood stove, the first important aspect is never try to handle such projects independently. Even though installation manuals are always provided, still one small mistake committed, may lead to disastrous consequences, so it is always preferable to go for experts.

It is always asked to check with the insurance company for their guidelines before installing such items to avoid any risk factors. Follow these safety instructions to avoid any problems during installation:

1) If the wood stove is to be installed on a combustible floor, then build a non-combustible hearth to protect the floor under the unit and in front of the opening.

2) The hearth extension in front of the fireplace or wood stove needs to be made of noncombustible material. It should be extend at least 16 inches in front of and at least 10 inches beyond each side of the unit.

3) Equip the wood stove with a built-in ash guard and spark-resistant screen, as well as metal or glass doors.

4) Before selecting the location, consider the normal traffic pattern through the room, position of doors and windows and any construction obstacles above and below the unit.

5) A corner might be the most economical location for the wood stove. Because of the slanted sides, a corner-installed fireplace needs less floor space than one installed against a flat wall and projected into the room.

Do not install the wood stove closer than 36 inches to any unprotected combustible wall. The adjacent walls should never feel uncomfortably warm.

6) Supply the wood stove with air from outside the home. It's important that a combustion air inlet provide this outside air.

7) Determine what type of stovepipe will be connected to the wood stove. It should be a double-wall steel stovepipe, that is the chimney pipe is shielded by another stovepipe at least two inches larger in diameter.

8) The wood stove flue pipe must extend higher than all other combustion pipes and vents on the home's roof. The chimney must be at least 3 feet higher than that roof, and at least 2 feet higher than everything else within a 10-foot radius.
independently. Even though installation manuals are always provided, still one small mistake committed, may lead to disastrous consequences, so it is always preferable to go for experts.

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