Where can I buy a base for a pellet stove?

geek Posted By geek, Mar 23, 2008 at 10:21 AM

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  1. geek

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    Sometime ago I saw a pellet stove sitting on a base made of a steel form and tiles inside.
    I went to the local HD but they don't carry that. Now I'm wondering if I can build it myself but need to know where I could get the steel octagonal form so I can then put the tiles myself.

    I live in Naugatuck, CT
     
  2. EatenByLimestone

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    Does it need to be steel? As long as clearance to combustibles distances are met you may be able to use wood.

    Matt
     
  3. geek

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    so can I use a 3x3 plywood piece and then lay my cement and tiles on top of it, is this safe and "aproved".
    if I can use plywood for the base, can it be regular plywood or I need pressure treated?

    thanks for the quick reply....need to build this asap...
     
  4. geek

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    can someone confirm I could build my own base made of wood/plywood and then tiles on top, would this base be safe enough?
     
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    My Countryside has been sitting on a piece of 1/2 cdx adorned with leftover tile from my kitchen for 4 years with absolutely no problems. Just make sure it is big enough in the areas dictated by code. Adding a little extra "for the wife and kiddies" as they say won't hurt any either.
     
  7. muss

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    Hello my friend ! The wife & i went out and bought a standard 1/2" thick, 3x5 sheet of durock & bought a box of overstock beautiful tile & wood molding with lip & made our own . cost for everything $65 . If you want more info on how to make it let me know . It looks like it cost $400.
     
  8. BignBeefy

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    There are some on ebay,for the price they are pretty nice:)
     
  9. geek

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    I don't think I have time to buy on ebay as the installation is this Thursday (even though I could postpone).
    I'm thinking on building this myself so will check materials and cost, seems like I can use plywood or durock for the base and then lay the tiles on top.
     
  10. geek

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    sure, share any info, this would be my first time building one of this, so any info helps...thanks..

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  11. Southbridge06GT

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    I built mine by starting with 1/4" plywood, then 1/2" hardy board, then Slate tile. Looks nice and was approved
     
  12. MainePellethead

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    thats how I did mine....but had some left over tile from kitchen....and bought grout and did it that way....then put an oak trim around it.....looks good :)
     
  13. geek

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    thanks to all for the replies, just one last question:
    if I use plywood or cement board, what can I use on the very bottom so I do not scratch my hardwood floor?
    I need something that would be soft to the wood floor.......

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    you can go to a fabric store and buy something. use 3m spray adhesive to attach the fabric
     
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    Once the hearthpad is down it should not move but a big sheet of felt
    would be good too.
    If you have a dollar store nearby, you should be able to get some good
    size pieces for a buck.
     
  16. muss

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    Yeah, that's exactly what i used was felt . A small 4x4 or so square in each corner keeps it off the floor just enuff & it slides great
     
  17. muss

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    And i also have a new hardwood floor
     
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    I screwed 3/4" plywood on top of flooring.
    Then put 1/2" dura-rock on top of that.
    Then thinset walkway pavers over the dura-rock.
    I then used polymeric sand as the grout between the stones.
    Wrapped the whole thing in a nice oak trim board.

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    Inspector loved it. So does the Wife.

    1 season and it is holding up well. No cracking/movement.

    Think I spent around $100.00 in materials for the hearth pad.

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  19. geek

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    that base looks nice, in my case I think the base will be 3x3 square because I don't have the saw to cut the tiles and not thinking about renting it just to lay 9 tiles....:-(

    Just came from HD and bought 9 tiles 12x12, now the hardyback board is 3x3 but it actually runs a little less than 36 inches, so I'll end up with a little overhang on each side (on 2 sides), about 1/4 of an inch on each side.

    Would be nice to have the front in an angle......:-(
     
  20. Southbridge06GT

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    HD will cut a couple tiles for no charge
     
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    Thats how I built mine.
     
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