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The platform for pellet stove

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by MommyOf4, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    Our platform has been built for the CAB50 by our contractors and it is made of wood on top of carpeting. The platform will be tiled down using ceramic tile. Is this safe?

    BTW, yes I am being a worry wart and will continue to do so for a VERRRRRRRRY long time. LOL. I've been screwed over too many times by multiple contractors since I'm the one talking to the them. I'm trying to lessen my hubby stress over home stuff.

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  2. imacman

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    IMO, the hearth (platform) itself should not be sitting on carpeting....it should be right on the bare floor, or sub-floor. If the surface the stove actually sits on is ceramic tile, that part is fine.
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  3. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    The stove will be sitting on the ceramic tile once the platform has been tiled.

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  4. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    I would lay down some cement board on top, before the tiles.
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  5. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Agreed
  6. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    Would that be a layer of cement?
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    backer board. several different types

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    usually sold in the 4' x 5' size range
  9. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    What would it cost to place it? What should I expect from a contractor?
  10. hilbiliarkiboi

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    Tile installer should do it for a few(20-25)$. Strips cut for sides. Fasten w/screws.
    Flexibl.e bonding surface. Scratch it good with a utility knife, both sides with a straight board for guide, breaks easy.
  11. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    I think I'll let the contractors do it. Last time I did a DIY project I stabbed my finger and didn't go to the hospital so that my husband didn't give me the "I told you so" look. lol
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  12. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    What would be the purpose of the concrete thing? Probably should have asked that first! HA!
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    "Hearth Pad Requirements (UL and ULC) Use a non-combustible floor protector, extending beneath appliance and to the front, sides and rear as indicated. Measure front distance "M" from the surface of the glass door" as outlined in your instructions plus the weight of the product on tiles alone, you may be asking for trouble. I would also be willing to bet there is some sort of code requirement as well on thickness of the pad. You also have to think about what the insurance companies may require for your homeowners policy. In this case more may be better.

  14. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    I'm glad I asked this question! I'll definitely make sure they put it down. Phew!
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    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    The installation manual should tell you what is required in the way of a hearth pad or equivalent.
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    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    My contractor just told me he's going to be putting down durarock sheets.
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    Durarock is a type of cement board, you should be good.

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