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30" clearance required from walls. I have 19".....

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Ricky, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Ricky

    Ricky New Member

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    I heard cement board spaced out an inch from the wall would work? The new stove says 13" from the back which is no problem but 30" from from the sides! I have it installed in a corner and it still says 30" from the rear stove covers to the wall. I only have 19" from the rear corners so I'm hoping there's some sort of setup i can rig up that will allow that clearance to be safe? This is a budget project so I'm hoping there's a way to do this reasonably. I was wondering how much the 1" spaced out cement board reduces the distance requirement? If not enough what if i use two so i have two 1" spaces. Are there other options such as the reflective foam boards or some sort of aluminum sheet or roll i can use to help? I already have two cement boards left over from another project so that's free material. I figure i can make spacers out of little pieces of cut up copper pipe.

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    This should do the job as cement board spaced out provides a 50% reduction.

    Look carefully at the label and manual for the stove - sometimes a corner installation is different (allows closer) because heat radiates differently from an angle.
  3. Ricky

    Ricky New Member

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    That's what i was hoping for but the label shows the corner installation still needing 30" from the back corners of the stove. I used the stove over the weekend with wonderful results and the walls seemed to not get as hot as my last stove but to play it safe I'll be installing those cement boards next weekend. I'm under the impression you're supposed to have the cement board elevated off the floor to provide convection air flow? I was thinking of just putting down some metal small pieces of brick or metal to elevate it off about 1-2" off the floor.
  4. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, Ideally it would be nice to raise it up an inch or so.

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