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Hearth on top of hardwood floor?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Jennifer B, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Jennifer B

    Jennifer B New Member

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    Hellooo everyone! So...I'm new here and have a question I looked around but didn't see it so here goes. My bf and I are installing a pellet stove insert in the living room. Enviro M55 cast iron muilt fuel. (built in, no pre-existing fireplace) anyways we have a hardwood floor, can we put the hearth on top of the floor? Or do we need to rip up that section of the floor before installing the hearth? Thank You :)

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  2. livefreeordie

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    Hi Jen

    There is no need to destroy your floors, the hearth can sit on top of the hard wood.
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  4. Jennifer B

    Jennifer B New Member

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    Ok thank you...just put the floor down last year before we decided to do this and didnt want to have to tear it up. Good to hear its a nice unit as well. Excited to use it...but certainly not rushing the winter! lol ;)
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    moey Minister of Fire

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    Our wood floor which was new as well when the stove went in did shrink considerably especially around the stove. It doesn't look bad or anything but you can notice a difference if you stare around the stove compared to the far side of the house. Keep a humidifier running although in some cases it just a losing battle.
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Congrats on the new stove. Love to see pic's once its installed. With this chilly odd weather we are having, You might just get to use it too. <>
  7. Jennifer B

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    Thanks for the info MOEY I'll keep that in mind. JTAKEMAN I'll def put some pics up once it is done! Its kind of a weekend project since we work alot during the week so it might take a little bit of time lol. But this weather is definately no good!!! ;lol If anyone has any advice or tips on doing the chase I'm all ears! :cool:
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    I might look into putting something under the hearth to protect the wood floor. Not too sure what but I'm sure others here would have suggestions. I would suspect whatever it is it should be fire/heat resistant. Good luck with the new stove, enjoy the heat and remember....no pics it did not happen. :)
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    Lol I'll put them up...won't forget! We got some Durock cement board to put behind and around the stove insert and also to put under the hearth so that should work. :)
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    Welcome to the show Jennifer and congrats on a nice stove:) tons of good folks here ready to help. Just curious as to why a built in and not a free standing unit ?
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  11. Jennifer B

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    Thanks WILL711! Well we had a free standing for years just an England Stove Works from Lowes a cheap one, and it started having issues, it was kind of being a pain esp last winter...it was loud and took a while to get it to light. Also it was kind of big and just didnt look right anymore where it was placed which was really the only spot we could keep it in. So while we were doing over the living room within the last year (ripped up the rug, put hardwood floors, painted the walls and got new furniture) we decided a built in would look nice under the TV in the living room. We just got it last weekend...we were choosing between the Quadrafire Mt Vernon matte black or the Enviro M55 cast iron and ended up going with the Enviro.
    Question... how do you reply to something specific that someone says? Like how DEFIANT did above?
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    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Just hit the reply next to like:)
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    Hmmmmmmm!!! Ok Thanks!!!
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    See how it works thanks for the reply :cool:
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    Haha got it! I'm a little slow sometimes lol but im good to go now! Yay!
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    So you aren't a newbie to to world of pellet burning:cool:
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    Me too ,but I'm learning;)
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    About time!!!!!!! Just saying;)
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    I am not! Before I met my bf I was tho lol Now I think its stupid to waste money heating a house with oil! Pellets are much better and more cost effective. :)
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    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    You are a smart woman, been heating with pellets for 15+ yrs now:cool:
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    Thank You! Thank You! ;)
  22. DexterDay

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    Welcome to the Gang Jennifer.

    Pics are a must here. As the saying goes? Pics or it Never Happened! ;)

    The Enviro was at the top of my Shortlist when I wanted to replace my Quadrafire.

    How many years have you been burning? And Englander makes a pretty solid unit. There Senior Tech is a member here (Mike Holton) and helps out a Ton with numerous issues during season. Some are definitely better than others. I have owned several of them. The 30-NC wood stove is the Best Product I hqve owned of theres. Awesome Performance and an awesome price.

    Welcome and Congrats..... :)
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    Welcome to the forum Jennifer. I purchased and installed a M55 insert last year and have had no regrets spending the money. It replaced a useless propane fireplace so the chase/bump out was already there. I built the raised hearth and enclosure by following the instructions contained in the Enviro manual which can be downloaded online.
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    I'll give you $75.00 for the Englander. I'll even pick it up! ::-)
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    Lmao......really! Ask people u know they may help u!

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