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Clearances question

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Mark Richards, May 21, 2013.

  1. Mark Richards

    Mark Richards New Member

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    Hello everyone, this will be my first year burning wood as my main heat source. I have learned much by reading the forums here but am having trouble finding a concrete answers about the following that I hope someone can shed some light on. I will be purchasing a PE Super 27 because of the close clearance tolerances allowed by the stove design. My question is this. Can i further reduce the clearances to combustibles by using wall protection also. I thought I read somewhere that if the stove is using heat shields already in the design of the stove that you can't reduce the clearances anymore by adding wall protection. That just doesn't seem to be logical to me but I am no master of logic either. I like the idea of using sheet metal wall protection spaced out 1" and therefore getting the stoves corner installation at 1.5" from the wall. I have a desire to keep as much floor space as possible in the room where the stove will be located and if I can get the stove to that tolerance I will be able to use my current Hearth Pad that I built for my pellet stove. Just trying to be lazy i guess after cutting and hauling all that wood!

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  2. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the forum, Mark. As you may have already seen, PE has little to say in the manual. It does say that you can reduce clearances on a single wall pipe installation, but the implication is that you cannot with double wall. You will find outside references for installing panels as you suggest, but I've heard it said that the manufacturer's manual should be the ultimate guide.

    Maybe a call to a dealer is in order. Also, this online seller has a good reputation for product knowledge and answering questions: http://www.chimneysweeponline.com/
  3. jaunty.Joe

    jaunty.Joe New Member

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    Hi Mark,

    No further reduction in clearance to combustibles for double wall connector pipe for the Super 27 is allowed. Here's a quick reference guide which has clearance to combustibles and floor protection information for the Super Series from Pacific Energy: http://www.chimneysweeponline.com/cpac27.htm
  4. Mark Richards

    Mark Richards New Member

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    Hey, thanks so much guys for the links. I will check them out when I get off work today!
  5. A1Stoves.com

    A1Stoves.com Minister of Fire

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    No, wall protection only allows a reduced clearance of 12"
    if the maker already allows a closer clearance than 12", nfpa211 wall protection wont get you a closer clearance
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  6. Mark Richards

    Mark Richards New Member

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    Check, understood. I will just have to bite the bullet and build a new hearth thats a bit bigger than the one i have. I dont think there is another stove with lower corner clearances than the super 27(double wall pipe-4") in the medium heating size. If I am wrong please point me in the right direction.

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