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Old 11/02/11, 05:54 PM
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Do you have a wood stove in a trailer?

Do you have a wood stove in a manufactured home or a trailer? Do you have Home insurance?

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Old 11/02/11, 05:57 PM
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In most places it's not an option.
Unless you took a lot of precautions, with the way trailers burn so quickly, probably not a good idea.

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I can't be much help but I wanted you to know that there is a reasonably priced stove at Tractor Supply Company that is rated for manufactured homes and trailers.

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Family Farm and Home has a pellet stove made to insert in a window.

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Family Farm and Home has a pellet stove made to insert in a window.
That's pretty cool.
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Foremost is the insurance company we used when we had a mobile with a wood stove.

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We have a wood cook stove in our older mobile home. Maybe I should mention, it isn't in operation....yet. We are going to open up the kitchen-living room wall and add an addition on the back side and we are planning on putting it there and definitely plan on putting it to use. Our carpenter friend will be doing all this, we will help.
We do plan on using concrete backerboard and firebricks all around the stove area. I am hoping (thinking) to do as much of the floor in firebricks as we can. Think this might also help for heating ??? We already all have these bricks (got for free) and will be cleaning and cutting them. The piping will go straight out the roof. Less bends the better.
We've been lucky enough to get all the supplies for free. Most from take-downs.
When this project gets kicked off (and soon I hope) I will take pictures and post.

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Old 11/02/11, 07:07 PM
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In most places it's not an option.
Sure a lot of them here in the ozark mtns of Arkansas. My dad for one, although he doesn't have insurance, is just renting.
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Old 11/02/11, 07:13 PM
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my family and i lived in a mobile home for 4 years before we bought our house, and it came with a wood stove from the manufacturer. never had a problem

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With proper instalation, heat shields etc, should be no problem putting it in a Mobile Home, some insurance companies I am sure would not like it. I put one in the living room of a camper, had to use several heat shields but it worked good.

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At our manufactured home in Northern Idaho we had a wood stove and we had the home insured. From what I understand, it needs to be installed by someone who is certified and installed properly for a manufactured home.

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when we first moved here we used a wood stove in the temperary trailer we used we removed a window and replaced it with sheet steel and ran the pipe thru that , when we had the trailer put in the back section of the property later i had an out door furnace unit in place to heat it and the greenhouse i think that is probably the best option

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A small block house outside the mobile home with a wood stove on a bed of sand inside and connected to the mobile home ductwork provides efficient heat and often satisfies insurance carriers.

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We bought a new mobile home and put a wood stove in it. We used to have Farm Family Ins. Broker said it met his requirements. We had a certified installer. A week later the ins. broker said farm families was going to cancel our policy! We finally got a policy through Foremost ins. Our wood stove is a Drolet, made in Quebec. It has heat shields that allow for reduced clearances. It is rated for a mobile home. We also used double wall pipe. The total installation was $2500.00.

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We have one and had it professionally installed just to make sure everything was to code. We are insured through Foremost Insurance as well.

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No reason you can't put on in a trailer if it's properly installed AND rated for mobile home use. Don't take any shortcuts. Mobile homes burn REALLY fast.

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Yes we have one in our doublewide
Yes we have insurance. It was installed by someone who cares if the house catches fire, it was installed by me. Mine is a Vermont Castings defiant Encore. We built a raised rock hearth with an airspace behind it framed with metal lumber then sheathed with cement board. Chimney is an insulated stainless chimney with a cathedral ceiling kit. Sealed to metal roofing with high heat flashing boot.

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My Son has one in Older Trailer,Vented though the Window.Its an Old Cast Iron Stove that I had,gets plenty Hot.

No he has no Insurance.

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Old 11/03/11, 09:26 AM
 
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I have a wood heating stove in my mobil and I do have insurance.
Contact your insurance agent for the rules concerning installing wood stoves.
Try to place your stove as close to the middle of your mobil as possible. If your mobil is not insulated very well, get a blower for your stove or each end of the mobil will freeze.

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I've lived in two singlewide manufactured homes with a wood heater, both insured. The heaters were certified for use in a mobile/ manufactured home and were professionally installed. (The latter is very important if you want insurance to cover). I am currently in a doublewide that came with a fireplace with a blower. Not as efficient as a free-standing stove for heat, but it supplements the central.
No problems with insurance on any of the heaters I've had.

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With proper instalation, heat shields etc, should be no problem putting it in a Mobile Home, some insurance companies I am sure would not like it. I put one in the living room of a camper, had to use several heat shields but it worked good.
I'm going to put a small (tent-size) wood stove in a camp trailer -- how did you rig your heat shields? I'm planning on surrounding the little stove with brick, partly for mass for heat storage. And will have sheet-metal heat shields with 1" spacers on the walls around the stove, and the ceiling over it (maybe use corrugated metal). Will probably have to run the chimney out the window behind the stove.

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I have a manufactured home that dates from the time when they did come in on axles, but it isn't a trailer, and it isn't mobile (been lowered onto a foundation and the axles are long gone). I have a woodstove installed to code, but we installed it ourselves. It has a rear exit chimney, the pipe is 24" from the wall, it sits on a 2" slab, and the chimney is triple wall and is positioned about 2' to one side of the center line. American Family has no problem insuring us, and has for 15 years. Prior to that was State Farm, they also had no problem insuring us. There is no heat shield behind the stove, although we have long replaced all the paneling with sheet rock.

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There are a lot of people who can't get homeowners' insurance with a stick built home let alone a trailer.

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I was using one of these heaters http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...4664_200394664. I set it in the living room area at about a 45 degree angle to the wall, the back of the heater was about a foot off the wall where there was a window, the right back corner was about 16" off a sofa. I did not want to remove the window because I would take the heater out in the spring so I vented the 6" flue pipe through the wall between the top of the window and the ceiling using a clay thimble(?) I think its called. My flue pipe was about 6" from the ceiling. I used the normal metal insulated pad under the heater allowing some of it to stick out behind the heater and some towards the sofa. I have a metal break and a I bent a piece of metal that was a couple inches taller than the heater. I bent this metal on a 90 degree and it sat on the metal pad. I made it wide enough to shield the window(with plastic mini blinds that were left hanging) and the sofa. I kept this shield about 3" away from the heater on the back and 1 side towards the sofa. The flue pipe had a shield that went from the heater all the way up to the 90 degree turn that went towards the wall. This shield was about 12" wide but I bent it so it looked like this \_/ and mounted it to the flue pipe with some straps and screws. I kept the shield about 2 to 3" away from the flue. The top flue pipe close to the ceiling I used a piece of metal about 16" wide it went from the wall above the thimble to several inches past the 90 above the heater. This shield was also attached to the flue with pieces of metal strap keeping it about 2" away from the flue pipe. Now the trick was I mounted a 135 degree thermostat to the heat shield above the flue, when this shield got to 135 degree's it turned on a 4" computer type fan that was mounted to the ceiling so it blowed air between the ceiling and the shield. When I built a fire in the heater I turned on a fan which was on low so it would blow air between the shield behind the heater and the window. This fan also helped to move the heat towards the other end of the camper. As soon as I could in the spring I would take the heater out, the shields being mounted to the flues made it simple to remove and to put back up when it got cold again. It worked good, Like I said above I never removed the plastic mini blinds behind the heater. I could probably have made another shield next to the ceiling and attached it about 2" above the other one and not used the computer type fan, but that would have been to simple--LOL.



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I'm going to put a small (tent-size) wood stove in a camp trailer -- how did you rig your heat shields? I'm planning on surrounding the little stove with brick, partly for mass for heat storage. And will have sheet-metal heat shields with 1" spacers on the walls around the stove, and the ceiling over it (maybe use corrugated metal). Will probably have to run the chimney out the window behind the stove.

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