Corner Hearth Pad

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sheadu061

New Member
Dec 23, 2020
45
Minnesota
Hi all,

I'm going to have a 54 inch corner hearth pad put in. Unfortunately i have a vent in the floor from my forced air furnace where the hearth will extend to just about half way over the vent. Any suggestions on this? I was wondering if there is some sort of plate i can block half the vent off with and maybe cut the vent. Can the pad just go right on top?

Side note, these tile hearth pads are super expensive. Think I'm paying around $800.

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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,580
South Puget Sound, WA
It's preferable not to block off vents in a balanced heating system. There may be a solution. What stove is this for and what is the distance from the wall to where the vent starts?

The picture shown is not a corner pad.
 

sheadu061

New Member
Dec 23, 2020
45
Minnesota
There may be a solution. What stove is this for and what is the distance from the wall to where the vent starts?

The picture shown is not a corner pad.
This is for a Super 27. The pad shown is not a corner pad, but of the same style/color that i will be purchasing. I measured wrong from months ago,, now that remeasured the pad will extend over most of the vent. The vent is about two inches out from the wall and 43 inches from the adjacent wall. The pad will be pentagon shaped.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,580
South Puget Sound, WA
The Super 27 just needs ember protection. You could DIY for under $100. and notch it the cementboard around the vent, then tile and set the vent on the hearth edges. Or even a sheet of painted metal would work. A less expensive type 1 hearth would also work. Have you looked at the Diamond Hearth in Tartara stone? Or an American panel ember defender product?

 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,580
South Puget Sound, WA
Northline's corner pads should work. It would need to be notched for the vent.
 

sheadu061

New Member
Dec 23, 2020
45
Minnesota
Northline's corner pads should work. It would need to be notched for the vent.
These are nice, thanks. Do I need a 54 inch hearth pad? Can I get by with the
Northline's corner pads should work. It would need to be notched for the vent.
I might have to do some searching, not sure I'm following with the ember protection. Looking at the manual, I was under the impression I need my pad to be atleast 51-1/8" with a double wall.

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begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,580
South Puget Sound, WA

sheadu061

New Member
Dec 23, 2020
45
Minnesota
Seems like that might be a little oversized, but maybe correct. The stove can be 4" from the corner wall with double-wall pipe. Our larger Alderlea T6 is on a 54" pad and clearances are exceeded. Where is that chart from? I don't see it in the manual I have.
I'm getting this from the PE Site. Below is the link. 54 inches is quite large. Wish it wasn't so.

 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,580
South Puget Sound, WA
Ah, it's in their sales brochure. There is some flexibility in this. Standard hearth pads vary. The Northline hearth pad diagram has 48" sides and a narrower front, but greater overall depth than the one PE shows. As long as there is at least 16" of hearth protection in front of the stove (measured from the door, not the ashlip), then it's good. That said, the difference from 51" (for double-wall stovepipe) on a side to 48" is not that great.

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BCC_Burner

Feeling the Heat
Sep 10, 2013
450
Uptown Marble, CO
I'm working on a corner install with a 20" elevated hearth at the moment, and I'm about ready to draw and quarter the twit that originally built the house, the stove manufacturer, and my installer. It's a nightmare. Good luck.

Even though I far exceed the front hearth clearance requirement, my corner pad is 51"x50.5", and that's apparently a major issue even though all clearances to combustibles are exceeded.
 
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sheadu061

New Member
Dec 23, 2020
45
Minnesota
I bought a used Ember King steel hearth pad. It has some peeling and chipped paint along the edges. There is some minor rust along with some scuff marks. Any ideas on fixing this up? Id like to paint it a different color. Whats a safe paint I can use on this? This will sit on a 4" high base made of plywood and 2×4s.

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mar13

Feeling the Heat
Nov 5, 2018
447
California redwood coast
I'm sure you have good reasons for a corner hearth, but if you have other options, you may want to reconsider. My house came with a corner hearth. I think it limits future stove choices and it has discouraged me from getting a stove fan as it's next to impossible to get behind the stove. Though I will admit, when the flame is going it does look nice in the corner.