Do It Yourself: Wood Burning Stove Installation
Have you always dreamed of having a home filled with the warmth of a wood burning stove? If so, Fireside Chimney can help you achieve that goal before winter arrives. Let’s first assess our materials and costs for this home-making project.
Materials Needed To Install A Wood Burning Stove
- Leg Kit with bottom heat shield
- Leg Model Ash Pan Kit
Estimated Time: 3 hour installation (per story)
Cost: roughly $1,303
Step 1- Location
Choose a spot in your house well in advance before installing. The best place for your stove would be where you spend most of your time; usually this is in the living room or kitchen. Picking a room with excellent insulation is crucial at this point. Also, keep in mind that if you desire for your stove’s chimney to reach past the roof, then you will need to choose an area that will clear any of your second floor's main support beams. Ensure that your stove’s spot has plenty of clearance which is the minimal amount of space between the stove and any surrounding flooring and walls.
Step 2 - Noncombustible Floor Pad
The floor pad can be made of brick, tile, concrete or any other noncombustible material, and make sure this floor pad is flush with your pre-existing flooring. The importance of floor padding the area under and around the stove is to catch any deviating cinders that may spew from the stove.
Step 3 - Heat Shield
This simple step only requires that you lay the heat shield up against the current wall in place. Be aware that the placement of a heat shield may minimize the clearance demands of your wood-burning stove.
Step 4 - Move The Stove In Place
Carefully, move your stove into position on the floor pad. Try to recruit another capable mover to assist you in this step. A solid dolly or cart that is suitable for the weight of your stove is the best method to move the stove into position without inquiring your back.
Step 5 - Install A Chimney
It’s likely that you will need a stove pipe to attach your wood stove to the chimney. State-of-the-art chimneys used for wood stoves are usually formed from a unique kind of shielded stainless steel piping. Most often, the higher and straighter a chimney is, the better. The more distance smoke travels horizontally, like through wider sections of a stove pipe, the less efficient the chimney will be at evacuating smoke from your stove. You want the smoke up and out right away.