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Building a pellet stove pad - question

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Mury, Oct 23, 2008.

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  1. Mury

    Mury Member

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    I know you're supposed to use tile over cement board, but can you raise the whole thing on a platform? Maybe 6 inches or so? If so, how close should boards be beneath the pad so the stove does not go crashing through? There is hardwood flooring where the stove will be and I don't want to damage it with the heat from the stove. Also the floor is not level because the house is old. Thanks!

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  2. Elfin

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    I'm assuming the requirements for your stove are for only a non-combustible pad? If so, yes, you can build a frame out of 2x4s topped with plywood (at least 1/2") and then top all that with your concrete board and tile. I think mine is about 4-5" tall.

    When you build the pad take note of the footprint of where your stove will sit and where on the pad its weight will be carried. You can shore up this area by making sure there are 2x4 supports directly under where the stove will sit. And you'll need to build your pad so it is level... you'll have to deal with your floor issue when you build the frame.
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