List of Wood Stoves with minimal clearances for small fireplaces

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Stickley

New Member
Mar 24, 2019
11
North Carolina
I have a small fireplace, and have been trying to narrow my options. This is a common question and many thanks to all the previous threads ( here, here, and here ) and follow ups. I have put together a list for stoves with the smallest clearances.

Below is a list of all mantel clearances if available in the manual, unshielded unless specified. Many stoves do not list specific shielded clearances, but say something like "clearances may be reduced according to NFPA 211 specifications". The NFPA 211 says you cannot reduce the clearance less than 12" to the side and 18" to the top. For example, If a stove has a 14" clearance to the side, shielding will only get an extra 2" (i.e. min clearance must be 12"). To help with clearance in front of the stove, a glass hearth plate may be placed on the floor to get the stove out into the room.

I'd appreciate any thoughts or additions.

STOVE .. Width. x Height x Depth Clear MANTEL TOP SIDE >= MIN OPEN W X H (TRIM/MANT)

JOTUL
F100 PDF 20.75" x 22.50" x 17.50" ....... 22" 17" 14" >= 48.75" x 39.50" / 44.50"
F100 SHIELDED PER MANUAL ................ 9." 8." 7." >= 39.50" x 34.75" / 35.75"
F3CB PDF 22.75" x 27.87" x 19.00" ....... 34" 20" 13" >= 48.75" x 47.87" / 61.88"
F400 PDF 26.50" x 28.50" x 23.25" ....... 25" 23" 13" >= 52.50" x 51.50" / 53.50"
F45 PDF 22.25" x 29.75" x 31.50" ........ 20" 16" 8." >= 38.25" x 45.75" / 49.75"
F45 SHIELDED PER MANUAL ................. 10" 8." 4." >= 30.25" x 37.75" / 39.75"
"F45: Mantel and Trim clearances may be reduced by 50% with use of shielding
constructed in accordance with NFPA 211 specifications."
*** JOTUL SHORT LEG KIT will reduce heights by ~2". Available on most models

HEARTHSTONE
CRAFTSBRY PDF 22.38" x 26.13" x 17.38" .. 14" 10" 8" >= 38.38" x 36.13" / 40.13"
HOMESTEAD PDF 27.00" x 25.50" x 19" ..... 36" --- 23" >= 70.5" x 61.5"
WITH SURROUND 27.00" x 25.50" x 19" ..... 26" 22" 9." >= 43.5" x 47.5" / 51.5"

MORSO
3440 ... 21.75" x 29.13" x 17.13" ....... 20" 19" 11" >= 43.75" x 44.13" / 45.13"


WOODSTOCK
KEYSTONE
FIREVIEW
PALLADIAN

VERMONT CASTINGS
ASPEN ... 15.0" x 24.00" x 24.25" ....... 19" 15" 12" >= 39.00" x 39" / 43.00"

REGENCY
H200 ... 23.88" x 28.75" x 25.88" ....... 19" ??" 15" >= 58.75" x 48.00"

PACIFIC ENERGY
A1.2 PDF 25.50" x 24.50" x 14.88" ....... ??" ??" 7" >= 39.5" x ??"

Others...

Tiny Wood Stove
Dwarf 5kw


BLAZE KING CHINOOK 20 TOP- VENT ONLY
NAPOLEON BANFF 1100 / 1400ML - TOP VENT ONLY
LOPI 1250 - TOP VENT ONLY
ENVIRO OSBORN 900 & BOSTON 1200 - TOP VENT ONLY
 
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DBoon

Minister of Fire
Jan 14, 2009
1,253
Central NY
Probably want to put the Lopi Answer/1250 on that list.
 

BKVP

Minister of Fire
Not being a typist myself, NFPA 2.11

Would you post a picture of your fireplace. That usually gets the geeks here stirred up. Add a stove and they go nuclear!!
 

Stickley

New Member
Mar 24, 2019
11
North Carolina
Dboon, thanks. The Lopi 1250 looks like a top flue only? That's gonna be tough for a small fireplace. I didn't see any Mantel specs listed in the PDF either.

BKVP, thanks, will do. I think I'll start a separate thread just for it...
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,638
South Puget Sound, WA

Stickley

New Member
Mar 24, 2019
11
North Carolina
BKVP, The lopi looks like top vent only, so that takes it out of the running.

Thanks begreen.. I thought posted a follow up here, but seems I forgot to actually click POST.

Looking at NFPA 211 13.6.2.3, Unless clearance are explicitly listed, they cannot be reduced more than 12" to the side, or 18" to the ceiling. *sigh*

So now the hunt is strictly for stoves with clearance reductions listed in the manual, and those are few and far between.


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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,638
South Puget Sound, WA
Maybe come up with new plan and/or a different mantel or scheme altogether?
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
25,564
central pa
BKVP, The lopi looks like top vent only, so that takes it out of the running.

Thanks begreen.. I thought posted a follow up here, but seems I forgot to actually click POST.

Looking at NFPA 211 13.6.2.3, Unless clearance are explicitly listed, they cannot be reduced more than 12" to the side, or 18" to the ceiling. *sigh*

So now the hunt is strictly for stoves with clearance reductions listed in the manual, and those are few and far between.


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You can't reduce clearances of a listed stove at all unless reduction is allowed by the manufacturer. If it is allowed
 

DBoon

Minister of Fire
Jan 14, 2009
1,253
Central NY
I just saw your pictures of your beautiful fireplace. I also own a craftsman bungalow and love the style. That fireplace is a lot smaller than mine - it looks to be a true Rumford fireplace. I doubt that you will get any stove to fit in there and still meet the clearances to the side, and perhaps the top also. I hope you don't modify this beautiful woodwork in trying to fit a stove in there, but just appreciate it for what it is - a nice fireplace.
 

Stickley

New Member
Mar 24, 2019
11
North Carolina
DBoon, We'll choose the woodwork over the stove ;-)

It seems "jacketed" stoves, or cast iron wrapped over steel have much smaller clearances, like the F45. Is there anyway to tell which stoves are jacketed?

This thread lists some.
 
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