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Advice for Hearth Pad Construction Needed - Avalon Pendelton

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by joetal17, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. joetal17

    joetal17 Member

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    Thanks to this site I was able to finish my stove and chimney installation a couple of years ago. Now I'm looking for some advice for a new hearth pad. I currently have an Avalon Pendleton sitting on a floor model 1 1/2 inch thick tiled hearth pad I got from my local dealer. Here are the pictures:

    http://joegt.blogspot.com/2010/12/wood-stove.html

    At the end you can see my stove is currently in a corner parallel to the walls. I'm looking to bring it out a few inches and rotate it to the left into the room. Doing so will require me to build a bigger hearth pad out in front of the radiator to the left.

    My Pendelton owner's manual says for floor protection I need something non-combustible and .018" thick. (That's it?) Can I just tile over plywood? I want to keep the same 1 1/2" thickness and the same look of tile with the trim molding around the edges.

    Thanks.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like the stove just needs ember protection but there's no harm in exceeding the hearth requirements.
  3. joetal17

    joetal17 Member

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    Are any type of ceramic floor tile considered non-combustible?
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Yes, pretty much as long as the tiles are set in a non-combustible bedding like thinset and not attached with adhesive.

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