wood stove space

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by noahs_wife, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. noahs_wife

    noahs_wife Member

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    Help!!! DH is getting ready to cut a hole in the roof and I would like to know how much space do we need from the back of the stove to the wall including the pipes. Is there a standard measure. I live in Wis. Its just regular drywall
    Thanks for any help.
    Wendy D
     
  2. unk

    unk Guest

    2 feet suits me
     

  3. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    I would say at least 2 Foot,even though the back side of my stove is 1 Foot 5 Inches from the wall,I put heavy Fire Resistant Panel between it and the wall.The side of the stove is 2 Foot 5 Inches from the wall and that seems ok.

    big rockpile
     
  4. FLFKY

    FLFKY Active Member

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    Depends on the stove. They're all rated differently. You can purchase heat shields that enable you to place the stove closer to the wall. I've got a stove that is about 18" from the wall with a heat shield.

    What brand is the stove? You may be able to get some information from hearth.com.
     
  5. gefozarks

    gefozarks Well-Known Member

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    You might also check with your insurance agent as some companies require a bigger distance than you may think is needed. If you are going to have insurance you will have to play by thier rules so check and see what they are.