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Post in 'Vermont Castings & CDW Dutchwest older Models' started by Snotrocket, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Snotrocket

    Snotrocket Burning Hunk

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    I recently picked up a VC Resolute for the grand total of $0 and I have a few questions.

    My plan is to set the stove on my existing fireplace hearth and run a double wall liner up my chimney. I'm wanting to go with an insert to use in the upstairs of my house in a few years when money isn't so tight and I'll need the liner at that point. In the mean time I was given the Resolute and would like to put it to work in the living room.

    The front of my hearth is very small meaning it doesn't come out very far from the fire place. What kind of clearance do I need between the back of the stove and the brick? I'm thinking I can set it right up against the brick where the Resolute has a heat shield on it.

    If my measurements are correct when I set the stove on the hearth the front legs will be within 1 inch of the front edge. Is this acceptable? If it isn't what a good small hearth pad I can use? The only way I'm getting the okay for this with the wife is if it doesn't stick out into the room to much.

    Here's a few pics of the stove and 1 of the hearth to give you an idea of what I'm working with.



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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The Resolute is a great little heater. Congratulations. You will need 16" of hearth in front of the stove. The picture posted does not show the full hearth so I am not sure about its design. A further back shot would help. It sounds like there will still be needed a simple hearth pad in front of the stove for ember protection. This can be removed in summer.

    The chimney will need a liner. Not double-wall, but probably insulated. Please post a description of the current chimney including it's height, lining, throat size and location (interior or exterior).
  3. Snotrocket

    Snotrocket Burning Hunk

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    The hearth in front of it is only 21 inches so I'll need to extend it with a small pad of some sort.

    My current chimney is in the center of the house. It has 3 flue's. 1 for my boiler, 1 for my wood stove in the basement and the larger fireplace one. I figured the double would be over kill.


    Any recommendations on a small pad? All the ones I've seen are huge
  4. Fsappo

    Fsappo New Member

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    If its temporary look for something called a "hearth extender" maybe.

    Google it
  5. Snotrocket

    Snotrocket Burning Hunk

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    Thanks I'll check that out. I would like to be able to remove it.


    Another question. The front of mine looks like it could accept a glass piece in the door. Mine is a cast piece. Does anyone online sell the glass insert piece for the front door?

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