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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. Defiant

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    Nicely done Don:cool:

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  2. Don2222

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    Hello

    I drew the circle to cut the hole in the exterior wall. Then I looked to see where the wall board nails hit the studs. Sure enough just where my hole circle was. LOL
    So I moved the circle over 3 inches to the right and still over 24 inches from the window that opens. Then I cut out the circle. Not bad. :)

    I like the bug screen, it snaps right into the circle.

    Still cannot fire the stove until I wire the T-Stat and find a AC outlet to plug it into!

    The large round wall clamp screws right into the knee wall shelf and hold the pipes securely!

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  3. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    why some painted and some unpainted pipe?
  4. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Good question smoke.
    I always try to buy the less expensive galvanized pipes. My supplier always sells out of the less expensive galvanized parts. So to complete the installation, I had to go with the more expensive black parts. Then I just paint them all black when done. LOL
    Better than waiting till next month for their galvanized shipment to come in! ! !
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  5. nate379

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    Yeah.. that is why I don't store gas in the garage. My garage heater is a sealed combustion unit, pulls air from outside. It's still 18-20" off the floor though.

    Most of the time I use the plasma cutter for cutting stuff, the torch mostly just to heat up stuff or to braze.

    If I'm torching stuff or welding I usually have the door open or at least the exhaust fan on and the people door open.

  6. gfreek

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    Does the bug screen come with it now or separate ?? I should put one in the exhaust & air intake on my DT pipe..
  7. smoke show

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    Mine came with one for the exhaust. Not quite sure how you would incorporate one into the intake.
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    I took my screen off after only a couple months of burning. No use for it during the burning season really. Just clogs up fast.
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    The bug screen came with the DT Up & Out kit. I think you can buy them separate.
  10. Don2222

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    Clogs up with what? ash?
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    Yup. It wouldn't keep ,most bugs put anyway and I take that whole termination off during the summer and put a pipe cap over the end of the DT pipe.
  12. Don2222

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    Good to know, thanks

    I cannot wait to start using it but I have to run a long wire to the T-Stat and then get a long extension cord to plug it in. I am thinking of running the extension cord under the edge of the knee wall shelf to be out of the way. What do you think?
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    The code is the law with regards to a stove in a garage and I mainly try to abide by most rules and regs, it but I strongly feel what I do in my own rear detached garage is my business as long as it effects no one else. I burned a wood stove in my garage for years and by using common sense and a reasonable amount of caution I had no problems . With my pellet stove out there I fully expect it to be even much safer indeed.
    Driving 10 miles above the posted speed limit is also wrong but most of us do it and no one is the worse for it as long as common sense and reasonable caution is excercised.
    Besides all that I`m not much in favor of some of these unconstitutional rules made by those in public offices sitting on their fat a$$es thinking up ways to restrict my personal choices.
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  14. Don2222

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    X2, My friend has an electric heater in his garage and it does not even keep his feet warm not to mention the huge increase in his electric bill! People need heat! The pellet stove with an OAK should have it's vent termination be 18" away from a door and an open window of course! An OAK is even more important here so it will not draw in any vapors into the firebox. Some of my neighbors have a kerosene heater in their garage. Those are not nearly as safe and the cost of Kero is way up there now anyway.

    I also think it is important to have a T-Stat on the garage stove so the room does not get too hot! The t-Stat in my shed works great! No worries, much safer and real cheap to heat! Good luck!

    Well, I hear it is going down to 8 Deg F tonight and I want to work in a warm garage! So gatta get going!
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    Hello

    Well, the garage was in the 40s so now that I have AC pwr hookup, I jumped out the T-Stat terminals to get a little heat today! March 21, 2013 in the 40s Brrrr.

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    Hello

    I just add an additional strap under the T section so the DT vent pipes would not slip down. Now I can easily slide the stove out for servicing!

    The strapping kit does not come with lock washers so I added them to really secure the bolts!

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    Got quite a cold draft from the wall thimble so I added the optional ROXUL. Now it is cozy!

    The wood stove people use it in their fireplaces to insulate the damper because it is fire proof to 2150 Deg F. It works well here too!
    Since brass melts at 1650 degs then this insulation would not melt or catch fire!
    Since the DT is 3 wall and the insulation is outside that there is still an air space in the DT pipe.

    Hard to get and expensive. I got the the 5-1/2" for 2x6s and it fits perfect for the Selkirk DT thimble!
    It is R24 waterproof,soundproof and fireproof! Super Stuff
    http://www.homedepot.ca/product/roxul-comfortbatt-r24-for-2x6-wood-studs-16-inch-on-centre/997744

    Just look at this video you may understand the properties of Rock Wool a little better!
    As they say in the video, "Have you ever seen a rock burn"
    Believe me after seeing this I feel much safer having my pellet pipe surrounded by rock wool than an air space! Wow! ! !

    http://www.rockwool.co.uk/why rockw...oes it burn-c7-/does it burn-c7- wooden house

    See pics

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  18. Don2222

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    Thanks mralias

    I just painted the pipes to finish it off.

    Now I cannot see thru to the outside! LOL
    Should be a little warmer.
    Just adding silicone to the outside now for the water seal.

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  19. DexterDay

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    Don, you need to paint that elbow buddy. It comes black, from Selkirk, but they don't use the same Black.

    Stove Bright Satin black looks better anyways. If your gonna do it? Might as well make it look good? Right?
  20. Don2222

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    You are right! I just noticed it when I put the other pipes on!

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