Wood stove insert - faceplate mounting issues

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MrDubya

New Member
Dec 29, 2021
6
Nashville
Hi all

I am having a wood stove insert installed a a couple weeks. It’s the Ventis HEI 170. The issue we are trying to solve is the faceplate /trim piece that goes around the stove. As you can see from pics below , the stone around the fireplace is not very even so there will be large gaps on the faceplate that look awful. Trying to think of realistic solutions on how to solve this. Grinding the stone down is not an option. Only things I can think of are 1)plugging the gap with some sort of filler material but not sure what, or 2) just leaving the faceplate of and having the stove sit on its own ….but not sure how this would look either…I can’t find a pic of this stove installed without the faceplate.

Anyone one else have similar issue and how did you work around it ?

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FPX Dude

Feeling the Heat
Oct 4, 2007
422
Sacramento, CA
Well, other than making sure of block off plate, just try it with and without face plate to see how it looks.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
94,486
South Puget Sound, WA
Well, other than making sure of block off plate, just try it with and without face plate to see how it looks.
Yes, try it without the surround. The bottom part of the liner can be painted black with high temp paint like Stove Brite flat black if desired. The other alternative is to have a custom surround made that starts inside the fireplace face for a shadowbox look.