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How do you build a hearth for a pellet stove?
Last Updated: 27th June, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, how do you build a pellet stove hearth?
How to Make a Pellet Stove Pad
- Measure the depth of your pellet stove.
- Cut a piece of 3/4-inch plywood to equal your depth measurement.
- Measure the exact length and width of the 3/4-inch plywood board.
- Add an additional furring strip down the middle back of the plywood.
- Spread a plastic tarp over the floor to protect it.
Secondly, what is the best material to use for a hearth? Granite is the best fireplace hearth material for solid fuel burning fires. However, to withstand the heat, you need to get one that has been 'slabbed'. This means that it has been cut into pieces and mounted in concrete to give it space to expand as it heats up.
Similarly one may ask, do you need a hearth for a pellet stove?
Yes, all pellet stoves require a non-combustible floor protector (such as a hearth pad) on floors that have combustible material on them, such as wood, carpet, or vinyl. Refer to your owner's manual for the hearth pad size required for your specific stove.
Can you put a pellet stove on carpet?
The stove must be set onto a fire-resistant surface, such as tile or stone. So if the room has hardwood, vinyl, carpeting, or any other combustible flooring, the stove has to be set onto an approved hearth pad. Install a ceiling fan in the room with the pellet stove.