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Is a hearth required for a pellet stove?

Is a hearth required for a pellet stove?

Do Pellet Stoves Need A Hearth? All pellet stoves need to be placed on a suitable hearth to ensure that the floor of a building is protected from the heat of a real fire inside the stove.

Can you vent a pellet stove through the floor?

For instance, wood-burning stoves will always be vented through the roof of your house, but pellet-burning stoves can be vented vertically through the roof, or horizontally through the wall to the outdoors. Same with gas stoves – venting can be routed in either direction – vertically or horizontally.

Can a pellet stove sit on hardwood floors?

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. The floor protector should extend beneath the appliance and to the front, sides, and rear as indicated in the owner’s manual.

Can you put a pellet stove on laminate flooring?

Can you put a pellet stove on laminate flooring? No. Stove should be sitting on a “non-combustible material” laminate and vinyl, both “combustible”. Put it on a piece of sheet metal, or glass, or stone, of concrete, or even some type of prefab hearth thingy.

Can I put a pellet stove on carpet?

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.

What kind of hearth does a pellet stove use?

Some pellet stoves are supplied with a built in steel hearth pad that relies on creating an air gap between the pad and the floor. When looking at the ‘R’, (insulation, the higher the ‘R’ value the better), values of various materials, some surprising results can be found.

How big should a pellet hearth pad be?

When I built my wood pellet hearth, I figured that if I made it the size to fit 9 – 12″ square porcelin tiles it would be the right size and no tile cutting!. Under the tiles is 3/4 inch plywood to hold the 250 lb stove and Cement board to keep the tiles from flexing and cracking.

Is it OK to put a hearth pad on the floor?

A hearth pad, ( also known as a stove board ), should never be placed on top of a floor covering such as carpet or linoleum. Floor coverings should be removed under the area of the pad, which should be placed directly on the floor itself.

What kind of floor do you need for a pellet stove?

Most pellet stove hearth pads are set onto the existing floor. Commercially made pads will usually have a plywood base, and be put together with latex modified cement. This construction is mostly to avoid damage in transportation. Plywood is definitely flammable. If starting on your own floor, cement sheet is a good base for tiling or flagging.