I just want to repeat this idea. A concrete slab sucks the heat right out of a house. That’s why we feel cold in winters down in South Central Texas. I try to remind myself that it provides that same heat-sucking ability in summer, and our summers are long and hot, but on a gray day in the 60’s (today) we feel cold because of the uninsulated slab (and the ceramic tile on top of it). It’s just a bit too warm to fire up the woodstove. I’ll be baking later in the day, so that will help.If you have a concrete pad poured, put 2" of insulation under it and around the perimeter before the pour. Cold concrete floors suck the heat right out of the room (and your feet).
I appreciate the book, and I’m glad that the porch was something that you were doing anyway. Folks like @begreen, @peakbagger, @SeasonedOak are much better able to give you advice about the proper insulation. I could just chime in about what an uninsulated slab feels like in winter.Your a very wise person and I sure appreciate your very good suggestion...I paid for the stove today from Obadeah"s for I know that I want that stove. I got the blower kit as well and the cooking plate that goes over the top of the stove. I paid for the parts in regard to the installation. I cancelled the brick work behind the stove for now until I decide on where I want to place the stove.. So far the total parts are about 1500.00 and the stove in total with the options total 2407.00. Right now I have spend a total of 3,907.00. Next in line until I get the little wood shed built I will get concrete blocks and two by fours and place the wood on top of this "make do" arrangement and cover it with a tarp to keep it dry for now.. The concrete floor was going to be laid anyway as well as enclosing it in with insulation. I really need the extra room because my house is only 500 or 600 square feet to begin with--its small but well organized and I have fitted it to my very own taste so I am very comfortable in it and have been blessed as well.. So what I am going to do is have my carpenter enclose the porch after the concrete people arrive because he needs to be there with the concrete people to put screws or something in the concrete so that he can secure the walls of the porch or something like that---this job was planned long before the stove and I was just waiting until I got enough of money to do it and now is the time...The stove should arrive here (shipped free) from Montana in 2 or 3 weeks and I will check it out with a fine tooth comb before the delivery people leave and no paper signing unless it is just as beautiful as I know it will be then we will cart it into my enclosed back porch by way of the men and then I will sit down and have a cup of coffee and just look at it in my enclosed and insulated porch with the spot left open where the stove will be installed when I get ready to do that order of business. That might be in August sometime so we have plenty of time to decide where it should be and in the meanwhile this is all I am doing. This stove is just to have on hand in case some unforeseen thing happens to where the power "completely" goes out...But in the meanwhile we are all fine and that's all that will be done for now...The porch I planned anyway and the stove just adds a additional important thing to think about.. That idea of yours about putting insulation under that concrete is brilliant and I will check that out and do you happen to know what kind of insulation is the best for that? Four inches of concrete will be laid on April 12 and this is already paid for so they just come in and pour it from the back alley because I will not let that concrete truck on my driveway. The concrete people are very good and they knew not to even think about that and they suggested bringing it in from the alley in back. When my carpenter gets here from Florida he and I will figure all of this out for he is house builder for many years and he will get the job done..So I am in pretty good shape and thank you so much for caring--I appreciate and now what kind of insulation do I get to go under that concrete for there is river rock there now and I need to know this to get prepared for my carpenter and the concrete people. thanks so much..I am writing a book-lol Clancey
how tall is your chimney going above the roof? those neighbors will love ya and your second floor window will need to be closed. it will work but pay attention to soot on inside walls and co meter on all floors.Could not get in some positions because of snow and it was slippery and the white cardboard is the size of the stove: High 27.5 Depth: 14.5 and width 15.5.. It is top corners closest to house is situated at 20 inches straight to wall on each side....One direction from a advertisement was : Stove to side wall 20 inches and Stove to rear wall 6 inches and stove to corner 14 inches.. My second choice would be in the middle of the two windows straight on would give more room and maybe since I am raising the stove about 10 inches so I do not have to bend down so low to load it maybe if wide enough people could sit around it. So I could have it catty corner or straight between the two windows...What do you all think..? thanks..clancey.. Also do bricks retain heat better than tile for a stove and would just bricks be better.. The tile picture is post number one...But if bricks retain heat would that be better and maybe more protection and would look more like a hearth as well--what do you think..." enticement here----I love you all " Thank you..clancey;
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