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My hearthstone installation.

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by MountainStoveGuy, Mar 7, 2006.

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  1. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    Thought i would share my stove install. Thanks for looking!

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  2. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    Here is one taking off.

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    Better get busy on that baby gate.
  4. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    few months yet to worry about that LOL. But i do have my kidco hearthgate. Its still in the box.

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    very very sharp looking install MountainStoveGuy!
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    Holy cow!! That's looks alot like what I'm trying to do in my house. I have a old inefficent fireplace that's installed in a corner wall like that. I was just going to rip it out and put in a insert, but then I started thinking. If I can take out the wall entirely, I could just install a freestanding stove in the corner. But with your pictures, it looks like I might possibly just enlarge the opening (observing all clearances ofcourse). What are the walls of the opening made of?

    Very nice looking stove!!!!! Thanks for the picture. Now I'm reallying thinking (which could be dangerous!!! ;) )
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    Nice looking stove. That's a huge log in it!
  8. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for all the replies :D

    The walls are typical stud and drywall construction. My wife didnt want to see the pipe in our catherdral celing so i boxed it it. If you do this type of install you really need to consider a chase for the chimney. Stove's like to vent more in the center of a house then the corner. Sorry it took so long to get back, i have been out of town last week.
    Ryan
  9. DonCT

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    Do you have the plans or drawings for your install? I'm going to try and replicate it in my place. I spent the weekend laying it out on paper, and I am really begining to like the layout. I even went to the stove store and looked at the Hearthstone. That is one sharp stove!!!! Even the fiance' loved it. Makes it much easier to convence her to let me do the work ;)
  10. MountainStoveGuy

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    I dont have any plans for it, i did build it when i buit the house, but i did it free hand and plan less, i hope your better the compound miter cuts then i am LOL. I designed the hearth for the mansfield so its larger then it needs to be. Don if you want to talk i will pm you my number.
    Ryan
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    LOL, yea, it's going to be a great learning experience for me. This will be the first major addition to my place. I've been using this opportunity to learn CadKey, so I think I have it laid out ok. I'm just worried about the clearances to combustables. If I can durarock the alcove, I believe I can keep it pretty tight. I'm going to try and get the space conditioned, then have the stove vendor install the stove and the new chimney.

    How have you liked the Harmony? What's been your average burn time.
  12. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    The hearitage can get 7 inches to a cumbustable surface with double wall pipe and a heat sheild. The durarock wont do you any good unless its attached to steel studs. Or if its atached to wood studs with a one inch air space.
    I put a electrical outlet in the roof of the alcove to plug christmas stuff into.
    I also like the oversized hearth, it gives you lots of storage room and keeps the crap off the floor. IF you want any specific measurments that i used i will get them for you. Good luck!
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    Ohh and one more thing, the reason those colums are on the sides is because i had to bring that alcove out further to maintain my stove clearance, but had that window in the way that prevented me from going strait across. The support box is nailed right against the backside of the header going across.
    I almoste forgot, i get 4-6 hour burn times using pine.
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    Yea, measurements of the hearthpad/stove clearances would be great!!!!

    I was planing on using the 1" spacers to gain the extra clearance distance. But how would I attach it to the wood studs? Is there an extra long nail/screw? ;)
  15. MountainStoveGuy

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    Imperial stove board products should be avalible through any tru-value hardware store. They make a spacer kit. Or you can get some conduit and chop it up to a 1 inch thickness.
    The manual is here http://hearthstonestoves.com/documents/Heritage8021Manual.pdf and that will give you all the clearances you need. I will take some measurments of mine, but as you can see its a funny shape.
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    How did you handle the clearances on the rear? Did you use the parallel or corner clearances?
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    Since i "squared off" the rear (future chase for basement zero clearance firplece) of the alcove, i used parallel clearances.
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    Here are some pre install photos i found.

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    and another

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    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    And last but not least, now you framers dont make fun!

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    MSG, I just found this old post on a search. Looks like a really nice install, I like the stone (slate?) work, turned out real well. And no comments about the framing-but dude, using scaffold is cheating, gotta redneck engineer that instead! Lets say some of my construction methods (ways of getting it done, not the work itself) were not quite OSHA approved. Best part is that drywall hides lots of sins!


    How long did it take you to build your place?

    Bri
  22. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    broke ground in may of 2002, moved in july of 2004.
    That is indeed slate.
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    It looks like a very nice installation. How did you build your hearth? According to Hearthstone it needs a 2.5 R-factor hearth pad. I was thinking about stacking 6 sheets of cement board on top of each other and then tiling that. What do you think?
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    Where are you seeing the 2.5 requirement? If you're getting a Hearthstone Heritage, it only requires an R value of 1.2
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    Just wanted to chime in...BEAUTIFUL JOB ! Looks great !
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