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Tight clearance stoves (freestanding)

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by metalsped, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. metalsped

    metalsped Burning Hunk

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    What are some of the lowest clearance stoves you all know about? I thought the F55 was pretty nifty.. only 8' standoff in the back, and I think it was 14" on the sides.

    Who else has seemingly 'tamed the beast' to allow tighter fits?

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  2. WhitePine

    WhitePine Feeling the Heat

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    Take a look at Napoleons. Depending upon the model and exact circumstances of the proposed installation, it can be as low as 6 inches in the rear and 10 inches on the side. A 45 degree corner installation can be as little as 2 inches stove corner to wall.

    Be sure to tick off all the variables in order to figure the clearances. The manuals are on line.

    http://www.napoleonfireplaces.com/category/stoves/wood-stoves/
  3. gseith

    gseith New Member

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    The Lopi Endeaver has some tight clearance.
  4. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Lopi Endeavor/Republic 1750 has the best (rear clearance) I've seen. Which is why we have the republic.

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  5. SteveKG

    SteveKG Minister of Fire

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    My Heartland is 5". I don't recall the spec's exactly but I think my RAIS is 6".
  6. Laurent Cyr

    Laurent Cyr Member

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    I have a Jotul F600. Love that stove!
    According to the manufacturer specs, with no heatshield, it is 13`` at the side, and 19`` at the back. With the heatshield (which I have), it is 13`` on the side and 8`` at the back. That is if the wall is not ``protected`` and is straight sheetrock. If the wall is protected further with a non-combustion material, the clearance, with no rear heatshield on the stove is 6`` side and 12`` back. With a rear heatshield on the stove, it is 6`` side and 8`` back. The clearances I put down are with a double wall pipe.

    Laurent


  7. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    This is about best clearances so we can all assume that double wall pipe and any stove mounted heat shields are used to get minimum specified clearances.

    So far the last two stoves I've had were a hearthstone heritage that allowed 7" rear clearance and now this BK princess that only requires 6" in the back. It actually makes it tough to read any labels back there.
  8. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Wall to back rear heat shield for the Defiant is 3", the Encore is 7".

    The Woodstock Progress w/heat shield is 7"

    8" for the Hearthstone Mansfield with heat shield.
  9. Treacherous

    Treacherous Minister of Fire

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    I definitely needed the tight clearance in my installation. Looking back the single walled pipe with the smoke dragon that I used to have was a dangerous installation.

  10. ailanthus

    ailanthus Feeling the Heat

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    Jotul Castine is pretty tight at 7" rear and ~16? On the sides. (W/ heat shields & double wall pipe of course). It's also got a pretty small footprint . Tight space was my #1 restraint when i had to choose a stove.
  11. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Most jacketed stoves are going to have closer clearances. Quadrafire, Lopi/Avalon, PE, Napoleon all make jacketed stoves. So does Jotul in the F50/F55.

    The F400 is a great stove, but quite radiant. Personally I wouldn't take the Castine too close. Our installation was at 12" in a corner installation and there were times when the wall behind it was pushing 160F in spots. That was with the rear shield and double-wall pipe. We haven't seen anything like that with the T6 in spite of it being a larger stove and 6" to the wall.
  12. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    The Osburn 2200 manual online today shows 5" clearance on back of stove (with double wall pipe). I could have sworn the original manual spec'd out either 6" or 8" clearance - I have a bit of extra / overkill either way - but wondering if my memory is just crap, or if this has really changed? If so, is there something different in the stove design now (vs 4 years ago) that would affect / reduce the clearances? Any of the SBI folks hanging out here that could comment on this?
  13. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    wow, those are some very TIGHT clearances! 3"? Yikes!
  14. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Agreed, check out Napoleon stoves, we have the 1100c installed in a tight corner, under a wood framed window with raw wood steps above (literally blocks of wood bolted together) The walls are stone, that wasn't the issue, it was getting the pipe configured to get it up and out safely. The back of the stove never really gets hot, the sides are warm, but not too hot to touch. Our installer told us this stove is often installed in mobile homes because it has low clearances and can even be installed in an out cove. Good luck!
  15. RoseRedHoofbeats

    RoseRedHoofbeats Feeling the Heat

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    The Englander I have has low clearances, particularly floor clearance.

    ~Rose
  16. rijim

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    Check out the Blaze King Sirocco 10.75 side and 6" rear, 4" corner

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