Plywood to raise stone hearth

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nickhyena

New Member
Nov 4, 2021
2
UK
Hi all,

Newbie here. I’ve just had a stone hearth cut and it’s slotted into the fireplace above the floor-level concrete hearth original to the house. The granite stone hearth is only 20mm, so by the time I have carpet and underlay fitted it won’t sit proud of the carpet. So, I’d like to raise it.

I had thought of cutting some 12mm ply and laying it underneath. Is this ok or against recommendations for safety? All I can think is it’ll get warm and never be exposed to flame or sparks. I was also going to use adhesive to stick the ply to the floor then then the stone to the ply.

Thanks in advance.

Nick

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Shrewboy

Member
Oct 15, 2020
90
Eastern Pennsylvania
Is this going to be a regular fireplace, or will a woodstove be placed inside the space?
Which stove? and is it going to be a fireplace insert or freestanding stove? Thanks
 

moresnow

Minister of Fire
Jan 13, 2015
1,922
Iowa
Nice looking stove. When reading the CTC's requirements I came across this operating note:

"With a full load of wood, the stove will need to be refuelled approximately once every hour. Wood can be stacked in the stove, but no higher than the tertiary air holes at the back of the firebox."


Is this a normal routine for stove operation in your area? Reloading once a hour seems like a large burden? Curious.
 
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Shrewboy

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Oct 15, 2020
90
Eastern Pennsylvania
Nice looking stove. When reading the CTC's requirements I came across this operating note:

"With a full load of wood, the stove will need to be refuelled approximately once every hour. Wood can be stacked in the stove, but no higher than the tertiary air holes at the back of the firebox."


Is this a normal routine for stove operation in your area? Reloading once a hour seems like a large burden? Curious.
Yea that seems odd, must be a tiny firebox. I personally would definitely want a bigger / longer lasting one than that.