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Hearth Extension Pad

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by fabfive31, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. fabfive31

    fabfive31 New Member

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    Was wondering if anyone knew what I could do to extend my hearth of my fireplace out about 2 inches minimum.
    I have just installed a pellet stove insert and the directions call for 6 inches of clearance from the stove door to the combustible floor. The hearth is short just 2 inches from the minimum!
    I'm new to the pellet game and would love some insight on this.
    Thanks

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  2. Shortstuff

    Shortstuff Feeling the Heat

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    I'm not sure what stove you have, but double-check your clearance diagram. My 6" clearance is from the glass surface, not the front of the door so I gain about an inch or so.

    Steve
  3. ktfinch2000

    ktfinch2000 New Member

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    what is your hearth made from? you could probably make a small ext out of tile and cement board to extend it out some. I'm not sure if you would even have a problem with a couple of inches short but If your that concerned with it I would make an ext. if your hearth is made of brick you could probably add another row of brick to the front and that would make up the 2 inches. Showing some pics would be useful to determine the best idea. thanks
  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    There are places online that sell extenders.....do a search under "hearth extension" or something like that.
  5. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    You could probably make one on the cheap, but I bought a hearth extension
    pad from Northern Tool online. At the time it was a sale and I
    paid $60 shipped for it.

    Not a close up but you can see it in this picture:
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  6. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    I was just at Lowes, saw some 2 in X 36 in marble and I think 4 in also. the 2 in was $4 and change.
  7. fabfive31

    fabfive31 New Member

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    Thanks to all for the responses, I'll have to check out Lowes or online to see what I can grab!
  8. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

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    Why not just pull out the hearth you have in place now and simply cover the back with right height size bricks and some mortor ?
  9. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Hey Zeta, the dog looks nice and comfy....what a life! :lol:
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