Type 2 stove and type 1 hearth pad

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RyanTW

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Jan 4, 2021
28
Coventry CT
Hi guys, I just went to return a 54x54 type 1 hearth pad to exchange it for a type 2. My stove requires a thermal protected barrier with an R value of 1.4. The stove dealer said that I would have no problem with the hearth pad I chose. Against my conscience, I came back home with the same type 1 pad because they didn't have a type 2 in stock. Has anyone ever had any issues ever with using a type 1 pad and a stove requiring thermal protection? FYI: This is a US2000-bp stove.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
What is the hearth pad make and model?
 

RyanTW

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Jan 4, 2021
28
Coventry CT
It's an american Panel custom hearth. The damn thing weights at least 150 lbs. I would return the stove but I already threw all the packaging away.
 

RyanTW

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Jan 4, 2021
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Coventry CT
Here it is in all its glory
 

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Rickb

Minister of Fire
Oct 24, 2012
1,168
St.Louis
depending on which model it might be ok. Looks like some of them are pretty high R value
 

Rickb

Minister of Fire
Oct 24, 2012
1,168
St.Louis
with the poor quality of us stoves brand I would be very very careful.
 
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
It's an american Panel custom hearth. The damn thing weights at least 150 lbs. I would return the stove but I already threw all the packaging away.
Is it 1" thick? It looks like one of their traditional pads which are all rated Type 2. According to their website only the flat metal pads are type 1.

 

RyanTW

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Jan 4, 2021
28
Coventry CT
Is it 1" thick? It looks like one of their traditional pads which are all rated Type 2. According to their website only the flat metal pads are type 1.

It's an older model. Apparently they changed the substrate since this one was built. I talked to the manufacturer and they confirmed this.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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What did they say the construction is of this older model? I you want to keep it you could put a layer of 1/2" micore under it to raise the insulation value. Or change the stove. Many modern stoves only need ember protection.
 
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RyanTW

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Jan 4, 2021
28
Coventry CT
What did they say the construction is of this older model? I you want to keep it you could put a layer of 1/2" micore under it to raise the insulation value. Or change the stove. Many modern stoves only need ember protection.
They didn't say what it was.
That's a good idea about the micore. I was planning on building it up on a pedestal so I could incorporate that into the pedestal build.

Thank you very much!