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Raised Waterproof Wood Pellet Stove Hearth for Garage!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Building a raised wood pellet stove hearth for the garage. The stove will be in the back right corner. Unfortunately this is where any water or snow melting runs right too! So the stove must be elevated to prevent the bottom from rusting out!

    Therefore, the materials should not rot easily. So far I used 2x6 pressure treated lumber and I just got some PVC board to trim it out. Should I show the PVC board smooth or ruff side? See pics.

    I had the wood lying around and the permabase was $10.00 but the PVC board is expensive!

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  2. DexterDay

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    Your Garage??
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  3. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Yes, Need heat for painting stoves and also a working display. Do you have one in yours?
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    I have a pellet stove in my pole barn/woodshop. I just set some concrete blocks on the concrete, laid a couple of patio stones on them...and that was it. Took about 5 min. Raises the stove about 9", and is fireproof.!!
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  6. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Good idea!
  7. TLHinCanada

    TLHinCanada Feeling the Heat

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    Wouldn't it be rather dangerous to paint near a pellet stove????
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    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    NFPA-211
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    NFPA-211 might tell you otherwise. If that building was a shop with no flammables it would be ok.
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    isn't pressure treated wood inside also a bad idea?
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    I would say so. But is it a code violation?
  12. heat seeker

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    I hope you're going to have a fireproof topping.
  13. Don2222

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    Yes, I do not put cars in it anymore so technically it will be fine. I need the heat for drying the paint on stoves.

    Simple 2x6 hearth with PVC board for trim around 3/4" plywood topped with cement board and porcelin tiles.

    Remember to Back Butter those tiles for a good sticken!
    Boy, I just found this! I never new I needed a Back Butter Buddy!
    https://www.flooringsupplyshop.com/back-butter-buddy-2181.html

    Hear are some more pics

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    I would avoid the wood even if it`s pressure treated if it`s going to be getting wet it will attract mold. 12X12 patio stones could work, 2 layers if need be for extra height. Maybe a layer of poly under your pellet pile too if there is a chance water could wick up into your bags.
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    Good point. The first 2 pics below show the area the hearth is going. As you can see the floor is wet. So the 3rd pic shows the 4 patio blocks I will be putting under each corner of the hearth.

    The last pic shows the Oak Wood Pallet I painted to hold a ton of pellets.

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    Some scrap pieces of pvc trim under the pallet will help keep it dry. I have used pvc scrap for exactly that in wet areas of my basement works pretty good, just enough to get it off the floor. Just a friendly reminder don`t forget to move the move the flammables away from the stove after it`s installed. I see aerosol cans,lawnmower,waste oil container, jugs of chemicals and the kerosene heater (i know that wont be around after the stove is in! :) )in your pics. It`s easy to forget stuff like that when you see the same stuff in the same place day after day.
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    Thanks for the reminder. Yes, I will have to move all that stuff and clean out the area. The main idea is to have some nice pellet heat so I will not have to use "Stinky" my nickname for the kero heater. LOL

    In fact I have names for all our household heaters! LOL See below. Click to enlarge

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    Well the messy grouting is done! Looks dark gray but will be much lighter when it dries.

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    All the time and effort wouldn't it be wise to fix your water from coming in?
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    All the water comes from the snow on the snow blower. LOL

    It pools in that one spot! any ideas? ? ?
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    You could find the lowest spot, rent a large hammer drill, and drill out an opening for a drain. Drill down far enough to add some stone and stick a drain cover over the hole. Or you could just simply drill a smaller hole down through the pad and let the water drain that way. Shouldn't be that big of a deal if it's only melt off from the snow blower. The pellet stove will help dry the standing water but, that will increase the humidity in your shop, and paint doesn't go well with humidity.
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    I like this easy garage hookup. If the door was closed it would be warm in there! LOL

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    The global warming people are not going to like this. You just raised the outside temp by 1 degree!
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    Here is a good quote!

    Shucks, I thought all that leaking gas and oil in my garage would not be a problem! LOL

    From > http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?122655-Pellet-stove-for-workshop
    "Pellet stoves are not a problem in an attached garage if they are kept at 18 inches off of the floor due to the possibility of fuel from vehicles leaking and causing a fire.
    Pellet and grain stoves are much safer than wood stoves from what I have read."


    The only reason I am raising my stove up is so a damp floor will not rust out the bottom of the stove. LOL

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