clearance space issue
I am limited on space, and i notice this stove requires 36 inches, is that 36 inches from the back of the stove to the wall, or 36 inches from the front of stove to the wall. also, if i brick the wall from floor to ceiling with firebrick, can the back of the stove be about 12 to 16 inches away from the wall and still operate safely? this stove will be in a cottage I'm building that will be lived in full time, so safety is an issue more than if it was to just heat a workshop.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
on Vogelzang 650,000 BTU Cast Iron Pot Belly Stove, Model# PB65XL
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The clearance on this stove is measured from the back of the stove to the wall. If you place this next to a completely non-combustible wall, (a brick wall with wood studs behind it would not be acceptable) then the clearance would be 18 inches.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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This is in my opinion you should check with your local building department to be safe.If your concerned in regards to safety I would pull the required permits and than have it inspected. In doing this your insurance company should not have any issue some companies are becoming very strict in regards to free standing stoves. I have installed one similar but I used a fire proof backer board made out of cement and I used bricks just to be safe and don't forget about the floor depending what you will have. I have mine about 15 inches from the wall and you also need so many inches in front of the stove opening for safety in case a spark fell out while either loading or cleaning the stove. You also have to make sure the chimney if installed properly again your building department will make sure its properly installed also. I am a safety minded person also so I was more than willing to pay for the permits to make sure mine was installed properly. Yes it cost me some money for the permits and the inspection but I know mine is done right. Some people are not willing to pay for the permits but if one wants to be safe such as you or I than please do it. Plus in my area sense its a free standing stove I was not accessed like one would be for a fireplace. Cheers
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