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  1. Ray Porter

    Ray Porter New Member

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    Hello! Where on here would you recommend we go for beginner installation questions? We are doing it ourselves and need advice on specs (knowing it also depends upon our insurance carrier's specs).
    Thanks in advance for the help!

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    This would be the spot. Tell us more. Got a stove picked out? House config? Casual burning or 24/7?

    And welcome to the forum.
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    Before you get too far into it, you might check with the insurance company first. There are insurance companies that insist on documented professional installation...not talking about just the final inspection form here, but they want to see the receipt from the installer as well. Rick

    And yes, by all means, welcome to the forums!
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    In addition, your stove manual should give you some specs for what is required of your particular stove. There is no one fits all when it comes to installations.
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    You are in the right place, welcome to the forum. Details, as many as you can give, would be a big help. It's soon to be a busy time of the year, everyones getting ready for the upcoming season.
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    Ask away . . . and welcome.
  7. ScotO

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    Welcome to the forums! Lots of good information here, and lots of great folks with knowledge in all aspects of the woodburning lifestyle.
  8. Ray Porter

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    It is a mid-80's ERIK freestanding (not insert) by Nordic. Understand they've gone out of business, so we're trying to find an owner's manual.
    Thanks for the help in advance!
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    Yes, we are in dialogue with our insurance company. They are fine as long as we meet mfg specs.
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    Thanks! We've heated with wood before, but this is a new house and found the burner in great condition for $200 on CL. Just trying to decide if we want to use bricks, if vinyl casing windows are considered combustible, etc.
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    Why am I thinking that this is a wood/coal combo stove? I think it might be.
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    Welcome. If you not going to use coal. I hope you have your wood already. Most types require a year split and stacked. Oak 2 plus years 3 better.
  14. Ray Porter

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    Yes that's the one!
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    Yes we do.
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    Hmmmm...that is gonna be a hungry beast. I have had no luck in coming up with a manual. Without a manual you will need to revert back to the 3ft clearance to combustibles rule.
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    +1

    I know the insurance game / rules are changing here.
    Jags can the OP possibly cut that clearance back using heat shielding?
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    There are some NFPA rules on that, but it is often the task of the company (manual) to state what the new acceptable numbers are. I am not an NFPA wonk, so I can't comment on the specifics.
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    It would be to the OP's advantage (big time) to dig up a mfr's manual for this appliance that specifies clearances to combustibles. Otherwise, NFPA 211 is the default, and that will seriously complicate the installation.
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    This is the location. We want to put the smoke pipe through the wall above the window on right side, as there isn't much room on the outside of the house. The bar you see is where the burner will sit. Our specs from the insurance company say the 3 feet rule, plus the pipe needs an 18" from combustibles...will a through the wall kit take care of that, or will we need to modify the wall and ceiling around the pipe?
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    That is not a good location for a number of reasons. Single wall pipe will require 18" clearance to walls and ceiling. Double wall will require 9" clear to the ceiling. There will be a header above the window and cripples. Finding a right location there will be hard. Also, curtains will have to go or be over 36" away from the stove. If this is the only location the stove will need to be deep into the room. A close clearance stove would be safer here. Can you go straight up with the pipe instead of out and up?
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    Yeah, we figured as much. We've decided to put off until next Spring, hire a contractor, take out the double window to the left, put the single window on the right in it's place. That will leave the entire right wall to play with, and give us more room on the left as well. Really wanted to have a fire this winter, but just not in the cards this year.
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    Thanks everyone for your help with this!
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    Sounds good if there is no option to go straight up.

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