Newbie Looking For Advice On Woodstove Installation in Basement

ebmazza88 Posted By ebmazza88, Jul 8, 2018 at 5:41 PM

  1. ebmazza88

    New Member 2.

    Jul 8, 2018
    Rochester, NY
    Hi Everyone!

    Thanks for having me. I hope you can help a newbie out. I am familiar with woodstoves, but not the installation of the hearths and heat shields.

    Behind the drywall, insulation, and carpeting, our basement is cement. Cement floor. Cinder block walls. We want to redo our woodstove setup which is currently not up to code. Would it be in our best interest to remove the drywall and insulation around and behind the stove and put the stove in front of the cinderblocks, build a heat shield in front of the cinder blocks to put the woodstove in front of, or leave the existing drywall and insulation, build a heat shield, and then place the stove? It's currently blocks --> insulation --> drywall --> stove and the only air gap is between the stove and the drywall.

    Any advice would be great :)
  2. bholler

    Chimney sweep 2.
    Staff Member

    Jan 14, 2014
    central pa
    What stove is it? What clearances does it need?

    For my personal install i was starting from scratch in the basement so i installed steel studs mineral wool insulation the galvanized sheet metal but you could use cement board and tile stone brick whatever. In customers houses i have done a wide variety of things depending on the situation.
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