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Isle royale Floor Protection

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Kobeman, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Kobeman

    Kobeman New Member

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    Kicking around the idea of changing stoves and have found a 1 yr old Isle royale that I like. I've read on here that it only requires ember protection on the floor but I downloaded the manual and it says 1in of K value .45. I called the local Quad deler and he said the same, Did something change? Or did I not read about ember only? Rest of the clearances work but my hearth is only 3 layers of 1/2" durock topped with 1/4" tile. Any Thoughts? Thanks!

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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  3. Kobeman

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  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Yes, I have both manuals and noticed that too. Is your hearth made with Durock NexGen or the original Durock cement board? Maybe ask IR owners here how hot their hearths are getting?
  5. Kobeman

    Kobeman New Member

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    It's NexGen
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    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    My hearth doesn't get very hot, but I have tile on top of cement.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I'd be tempted to try it out, but prepared to add more layers of Durock if it's regularly getting very hot.
  8. Kobeman

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    I think that is the plan, I found a spec sheet for the hearth pads Quadrafire has listed to sell for the stove and it says it is an R 1.08. Makes me feel comfortable along with talking to some owners of the royale. It is open unfinished basment under it so I can monitor the bottomside for heat transfer till I feel good, as you said worse case I redo the hearth and I think I'll be wise and go buy more matching tile just in case that day comes.
  9. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Is there a cement floor under the hearth? If so, worst case scenario just remove the hearth and put the stove on the slab.

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