Wood Stove Placement

fatsister Posted By fatsister, Oct 18, 2006 at 8:11 PM

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  1. fatsister

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    New here...

    I have a 3' X 3' corner closet (outside corner) that I would like to locate a wood stove.
    I have attached a 'not to scale' floor plan to better explain the situation.

    The stove is primarily for back-up heat, so it wouldn't have to be large. I have wood floors and sheetrock walls.

    I had a wood stove in my previous house and really enjoyed it.

    Basically, I want to know if this space is sufficient and what would you recommend.
     

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  2. Roospike

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    From what i see it looks good as you take out the "red walls" .

    An over all layout of the house might change opinions but looks good so far.
    Make sure your not taking out a supporting wall.

    You "could" always put the stove in front of the closet where the door is and put the closet door on the hall side. { Just an option. }

    Again with out seeing the whole floor plan its harder to make the "right call"
     
  3. Mike Wilson

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    Just make sure "house will still stand up" when you are done "removing red walls" !!!

    Looks like a great spot. Get out the Halligan tool and start bustin' up some rock!

    -- Mike
     
  4. fatsister

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    I think we would have to beef-up the ceiling. The hall wall is bearing.

    It's the only spot I can come up with to put a stove.

    We can't put it in front of the closet because it would crowd the front door entrance.

    I just didn't know if the 3' x 3' space would be big enough.

    Thanks for the replies. I will continue my research and hope to have something by next winter.

    This site is great.

    Nancie
    NW Arkansas
     
  5. nshif

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    If the hall wall is a bearing wall then you will need a post at the end of it with a header above, probably a 4x12. is it 2 stories? You may have to use a metal post that close to the stove.
     
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