hearth design

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    Building hearth for PE Summit

    I am having a PE Summit install in November. I have some questions after researching the forums. Company who sold me the stove told me I need two layer of Micore 300. In my area I can only find Hardiebacker cement board and not Durock. Will Hardiebacker cement board be ok? On top of my two...
  2. Jacklumber

    Zero Clearance Wood Burning Fireplace Build and Install

    I finally completed this project. It's a follow on from a previous thread of last year when I came into the forum asking advice about installing a freestanding stove inside an old zero clearance space. https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/installing-wood-stove-in-old-zc-space.163487/ It...
  3. K

    Woodstove required clearance question

    I have an Avalon 1250 that I am going to install in the corner of my living room. We recently put in wood floors in the living room and left a space for the size and shape hearth I thought would be required based on my understanding (at the time) of the clearances in the manual and NFPA 211...
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    Building out space for a replacement Stove... Advice?

    I bought a very old house, ca. 1710 recently, and one feature it has is a wood stove. I recently went to light a fire in it, and the whole thing began smoking out of every seam. We used this opportunity to replace it- it was ugly and disgusting as far as wood stoves go, and there had been some...
  5. M

    Building up a hearth on a cement floor

    Hi folks, I'm looking at designing and building a tile (or maybe stone) hearth for my wood stove. Right now, it is resting on a cement floor and I would like to put laminate floor down. So I figure it would be best at this time to build the hearth, then the flooring can butt up against the...
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    Replacing Hearth with flush tile to floor

    We are retiling our fireplace and you can see what we originally had. We already removed everything back to the original. My question is I would like it be flush to the floor. Would tearing up the first four squares from front to back be a good idea? This is a 92 year old house so I'm not sure...
  7. webfish

    Wood Stoves and Fireplaces HEARTH DESIGN FOR WOOD, PELLET AND COAL STOVES

    OK, you have decided to get a stove or an insert, and are needing a place to put it. You may already have an existing fireplace, or you may be creating an entirely new installation. This article is intended to deal ONLY with the Hearth, or the floor surface that the stove or insert is sitting...