Question: Where should I put my wood burning stove?

The ideal location for a wood stove is close to the center of the area to be heated. This gives the best heat distribution. Avoid locating it near an exterior wall as this increases the heat loss to the outside, and decreases the heat gained from the stove.

Can a wood burning stove go anywhere?

It is possible to have a wood burner installed in your home without a chimney. They will visit your home and inspect the area where you would like your wood burner installed. They will offer expert advice on many elements, including building regulations, required flue systems, insulation and wood stove heat shields.

What do you put behind a wood burning stove?

A fireback is a cast iron object that can be placed behind a stove to help protect a wall. Firebacks are also very decorative features that can help to enhance the look of your stove.

Can you put a wood burning stove in a corner?

Corner wood burning stoves and electrical corner stoves can be positioned in the corner of the room, either to free up space or to act as a focal point. They often have a 90 degree angle glass facade that enables the flame to be seen from all areas of the room.

Can I put a wood stove next to a window?

Put Safety Precautions in Place A wood stove needs to have at least 36 inches of clearance between an unprotected ceiling and the top of the stove. When installing a wood stove in front of a window, make sure the clearance is at least 36 inches from the glass to keep it from heating up and cracking or getting damaged.

Do you need permission for a wood burner?

You do not technically require planning permission to install a wood burning stove, however since 2005 it has been a legal requirement to let your local authority building control department know of your intentions – no matter what type of heating appliance you are installing.

Can I install a wood burner myself?

Logistically, yes, you can install a wood-burning stove yourself: its a fairly straightforward DIY job. But there are a few reasons why we recommend you leave the installation to a professional from a competent person scheme.

How far from the wall should a wood stove be?

Wood frame walls covered with dry wall are considered combustible. If no wall protection is used, the common radiant-type stove or heater must be spaced out at least 36 inches from the wall.

How much clearance do you need around a wood burning stove?

At least 36 inches of clearance must be allowed between the top of a stove and an unprotected ceiling. Brick or stone provide little or no protection for a combustible wall since they are good conductors of heat.

Is it OK to put a gas stove under a window?

Gas stoves cannot be under a window, nor can they sit next to a doorway. The minimum safe distance is twelve inches, but more is recommended if you have space. Drafts from windows and doors can put out a gas flame quite easily.

How far does a wood burner flue have to be away from a window?

2.3m There will be times when, with the wind direction, the smoke may blow towards the house and windows. By positioning it at least 2.3m away from the window, the smoke and gas particles will have dispersed sufficiently with the fresh air to not be a health problem.

How much does it cost to fit a wood burner?

It will cost £1200 to install a log burner if chimney already present, to include cleaning and lining chimney and installing log burner to HETAS standards. It will cost £2300 to install a log burner if no chimney present, to include installing twin wall chimney system and installing log burner to HETAS standards.

What kind of drywall goes under wood stove?

Type X drywall is a common material used for wood stove installations. Type X is a gypsum-based drywall that is 5/8 inch thick and is installed on each side of a 2-inch by 4-inch wood stud, spaced 16 inches on center or spaced 24 inches on center.

What is the minimum space around a wood burning stove?

Starting from the ground up, you will need to place your stove on a non-combustible hearth, be it stone or toughened glass, with a minimum thickness of 12mm. In terms of the distance between the stoves external surfaces and surrounding walls, the minimum to the rear and sides is 150mm.

Can I tile behind a wood burning stove?

ANSWER - Ceramic tile behind a woodstove works very well as long as its installed correctly over the right type of substrate. Its important, though, that the tile is attached to a surface thats not affected by heat. Its best to use a concrete substrate like a mortar bed or a cementitious backer unit.

Do you need a certificate for a wood burner?

YES: Simply ask for a copy of the certificate of compliance. This usually has a small cost involved. This will confirm the installation is compliant. If you are still uncomfortable, you can contact a local HETAS installer to inspect the works and advise you.

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