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.
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.
Originally Posted by Immaculate Sublimity
Do you have a wood stove in a manufactured home or a trailer? Do you have Home insurance?
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.
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
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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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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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.
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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