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  1. gotboostido

    gotboostido Member

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    hey everyone, im finally getting my englander 25pdvc installed. but what size pad do in need. it will be going in a corner location. i would like to order the pad online. anyone know any places to order from. thanks

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  2. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

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    There are a ton of places on line but shipping will cost you a good buck. Call a local place or contact a carpenter and have him make you one. Better yrt make it your self it really simple just do a search here for much info. These things are a bit heavy to ship but there are some deals on line. Remember you need 6" from the front of the stove to pass code.
  3. imacman

    imacman Guest

    ktfinch2000 made a real nice pad, and I now see he is custom making them for people....send him a PM, or email him through his ad in CraigsList:

    southcoast.craigslist.org/hsh/842254964.html
  4. sydney1963

    sydney1963 New Member

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    I made my own this summer 36" x 32". Cost me around $60.00. You will need:

    36" x 32" piece of plywood
    same size piece of cement board (bought the whole sheet $9.98ish)
    4-16"x16" tiles
    8-4"x4" tiles
    pre mixed grout (small container)
    and I used 3 long pieces of hardwood flooring for the edge.

    Screw the cement board to the plywood, grout the cement board, stick the tiles to it, fill in the spaces with grout. Let dry.
    Got it all at HD. Looks great!
  5. welshcob

    welshcob New Member

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    My new Quad Santa Fe was installed yesterday (yippee!!!) on top of a three foot square piece of bluestone that's about 1 1/4 inches thick. Cost of the bluestone was $75. Fortunately for me, the stove dealership started life as a fireplace builder, so they were able to supply the stone. Last year I built the pad for my gas stove and tiled it, and that was really simple and kinda fun as well. I'm happy with both, but I certainly would NOT be happy paying $300 for a prefab hearth pad!
  6. Firenutz

    Firenutz New Member

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    Here's a pic of my corner hearth. It's 1" thick bluestone. I haven't done the grout yet. My stove manufacturer required 6" in front of the door and 3" off the back corners so I measured it out accordingly to give me plenty of room.

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  7. sydney1963

    sydney1963 New Member

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    Nice!!! Doesn't it make you feel good to do-it-yourself instead of paying $200-$400 dollars for one?
  8. sydney1963

    sydney1963 New Member

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    My set up.

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  9. Firenutz

    Firenutz New Member

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    It feels good to be done with it! I paid a little under 200 for materials 135 of that was the rock. They can be done much cheaper. I wish now that I would have used a multi colored (and cheaper) rock because the bluestone is more bland looking than I thought it was gonna be. Tough luck. It's gonna have to grow on me!
  10. Firenutz

    Firenutz New Member

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    See, now those rocks have some nice color to them!
  11. sydney1963

    sydney1963 New Member

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    I love the way it goes into the corner of the room. I'm a girl and couldn't quite figure out the dimensions and had no way to cut the tile.
  12. Firenutz

    Firenutz New Member

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    Just draw it out on paper the design you want. Then you find out your stove's clearances which is usually in the owners manual or brochure. I made a template out of 1/4" plywood to chicken scratch my measurements in pencil and draw a box where the stove is gonna sit. If I learned one thing from this project it's measure TWICE cut once! Mine ended up being not perfectly symmetrical by like 1/8" which makes it difficult when you're having a guy cut 1" thick stone for you and he has one shot. I made up for it by adjusting the grout lines but the bigger the rock the harder it's gonna get.
  13. cantman

    cantman Member

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    I think I would inquire with the code enforcement/fire marshall personnel in your township as to
    what will meet code for a hearth pad. Mine needed to have 8 inches of pad on either
    side and 18 inches of pad from the stove door opening.
  14. sydney1963

    sydney1963 New Member

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    I called the fire department and basically they told me there is no need for a permit for installation in the state of Maine. He told me to go by the dimensions for the pad that the pellet stove manufactuer gave me. Actually my pad is bigger than what was required.
  15. Firenutz

    Firenutz New Member

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    My town doesn't know what a pellet stove is let alone having a code for one. My hearth pad is probably more than sufficient for a wood stove with the exception of wall protection.
  16. Gumbo

    Gumbo New Member

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    I saw someone pay $400 bucks for a hearthpad this morning. I think I laughed out loud....not sure. Not even a nice one at that...but they DID get to mix and match the trim color and the color of the faux tile. I think I have $50 bucks into mine, slate and wood. Purty nice if I do say so. =)
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