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    Wood stove ceiling clearance with stove tucked halfway in alcove

    Hello all, First off this community is amazing. I have been reading threads and researching for our new stove for the past month and this website has by far bee nthe greatest resource. Every night when I get on this forum I crumble up my design paper and throw it away and realize that my...
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    Alcove "ceiling" question

    Hi Fellers (and ladies). I have in my grubby little hands a PE Alderlea T5, to replace a propane builder grade fireplace in a framed (fully interior) chase. (see photo, please excuse mess... kids..) Chase is 6' x 2' up to vaulted ceiling. We were originally going to demo the chase and...
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    Drolet Spark Alcove

    Hello, I’m a new homeowner and wood stove user in Ontario. I have some questions about a drolet spark alcove installation. Firstly The alcove construction is in the basement, concrete block foundation, then steel studs, roxul insulation and 6mm poly and durock board. I would like to finish the...
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    Alcove and Wood Stove question!

    Hi there! To preface, I am new here and know very little about wood fire stoves. My husband and I are in the process of remodeling a 1920s farmhouse and are looking to add a wood fire stove in an alcove that looks like a fireplace (will not be real masonry fireplace but will be lined with...
  5. ATX_stove_wanter

    Replace ZC fireplace with free-standing, wood-burning stove

    Hello all! Long-time lurker, first time poster. I've been browsing this forum for a while for ideas and education while this project idea has been turning in my head. I've been blown away by the community on this forum and everyone's willingness to share their knowledge and experiences in order...
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    Hybrid Alcove Design Option?

    I have seen references to use of non-combustible construction (steel studs, concrete board, stone veneer) for construction of alcoves for wood stoves. When I designed the layout for my house we designed a fairly large alcove (approximately 74" wide x 46" deep). What I am running into is that...
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    opening for vent in alcove

    Hi I am close to finishing an alcove I have been building to replace our fireplace and chimney (earthquake safety). I have posted a few times and the responses were fantastic--thanks again. I am now about to durock the front wall of the alcove where there will be a vent at top and have two...
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    Redesigning my wood stove alcove

    Hello all, I'm hopeful some of the experts here can help me. We have moved into a new house with a Vermont Castings Vigilant wood stove (house was built in 1982). I love the idea of having a wood stove or wood burning insert fireplace, but I find this current alcove/surround thing huge (it is...
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    prepping an alcove with convection wall in earthquake country

    Hi I am building an alcove where we removed a 1910 fireplace (new foundation and excavation) for a seismic upgrade. We are less than a mile from the Hayward Fault. The alcove is 57" wide by 31" deep and 9 feet to the ceiling. I have a Lopi Patriot but may upgrade to a larger and better stove at...
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    maybe replacing Lopi Patriot and wondering about combination wood/gas stove

    Hi I own a Lopi Patriot that we had installed in a fireplace that we have since removed for seismic reasons and am now building an alcove for it. The Patriot is not the best alcove stove out there. I was thinking last night that since I may end up changing out the patriot that I have, I should...
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    reducing clearances in an alcove

    Hi I have a contractor retrofitting an alcove to put a wood stove in. It previously had a fireplace. He has framed inside with wood, to less than the clearances prescribed by the stove and believes that having a layer of fire taped type x sheetrock and then metal studs with cement board and...
  12. Its_A_Kilt

    Sheetrock and heat...?

    Is there such a thing as "High temperature" sheetrock and mud? I just took delivery of a Woodstock PH and built a surround for it. I have maintained all minimum distance requirements and overbuilt the surround with 2 layers of DuraRock under the stone veneer in an effort to create more thermal...
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    Clearance reduction in an alcove

    Hey folks! So this is my first post as I am officially a wood-stove owner (did away with a useless pre-fab wood burning fireplace). I have been scouring this forum for about a week now - there's so much information, and so many awesome and inspiring set ups! I'm trying to fit a Vogelzang...