Finally bought my stove. Need advice on floor protection

jcrem1187 Posted By jcrem1187, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:35 AM

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    I purchased an Avalon 796 stove for my log cabin. I have been going thru the manual checking clearances and have a couple of questions. First off with regards to floor protection the manual states non-combustible material with a minimum thickness of 26 gauge floor protection. What does that mean? I plan to build the hearth and want to be sure I'm meeting all requirements. I had planned on using 3/4 in plywood then 1/4 inch wonderboard topped with porcelain tile. Any suggestions?
     
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    26 gauge would be referring to metal thickness. Wonderboard and tile should be fine if it's only calling for a non-combustible material. Does this manual give you a recommend hearth size (how far it should extend around the stove)?

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    I live close enough to a beautiful mountain river full of large flat rocks. One in front of both of my stoves. It protects the floor, stands up to any amount
    of "uh oh" and I like the way it looks. So does Elroy, the house mutt. He goes to sleep with his head on the rock in front of the stove...
     
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