Faux stone with Pellet stove

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kdrymer

New Member
Aug 11, 2022
7
Northeast PA
Hello, I am looking to install a Harman P-61 Pellet stove in a corner of my Living room. I am also considering putting up Faux stone (GenStone or similar) on these 2 corner walls. I would like to run the exhaust/intake air pipe through the wall near the bottom, so a hole would need to be bored through the Faux stone, drywall, and the rest of the wall outside. Are there any issues with having the faux stone surrounding the exhaust pipe going through the wall, or clearances I should use to keep the stone material away so many inches from the exhaust pipe?
 

kdrymer

New Member
Aug 11, 2022
7
Northeast PA
I am having the stove installed by a dealer so I will have to inquire what pipe they are planning to use. But generally speaking, as long as the hole through this material is at least 1" bigger on all sides of the pipe than that is acceptable.
 

Shank

Member
May 21, 2022
90
Ohio
I am having the stove installed by a dealer so I will have to inquire what pipe they are planning to use. But generally speaking, as long as the hole through this material is at least 1" bigger on all sides of the pipe than that is acceptable.
There are pieces made specifically for this purpose. Basically they are a steel piece that goes through the wall, provides correct clearance for pipe to go in.
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kdrymer

New Member
Aug 11, 2022
7
Northeast PA
Are there in concerns in general with using a Faux stone on the walls around the pellet stove? A couple local building supply places we talked to haven't really heard of doing this before.
 

tlc1976

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2012
1,143
Northwest Lower Michigan
Are there in concerns in general with using a Faux stone on the walls around the pellet stove? A couple local building supply places we talked to haven't really heard of doing this before.
As long as you maintain proper clearances to combustibles, it shouldn’t matter. You’re probably not going to want it closer than proper clearances anyway, since you need access for cleaning and maintenance.
 

Ocelot

Burning Hunk
Dec 27, 2010
119
Hudson Valley, NY
It shouldn't matter as long as your stove clearances between the stove body and the walls are sufficient and at least the minimum from the manual. The exhaust pipe goes through a thimble with metal, air space, and clearance built into it, so that shouldn't matter. I have a decorative barnwood wall behind my P43.