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Old 05-26-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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Framing around a clay flue for a wood stove.


Hello,

I have a question about the clearance needed between the clay flue and the wood framing members for a wood stove chimney. When we built the house we had them install a chimney for a wood stove. 6 years later we are starting to finish the basement. I am looking for the clearance needed between the combustible framing material and the flue.

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The plan is to attach durock to the studs and install tile for the hearth area.

Any and all ideas/opinions are welcome.
I am located in Virginia

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Have you decided on a stove yet?

The installation instructions should tell you the required clearances.

You might also check out hearth.com. There's a lot of great information and people there.

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Blondsense,

Thanks for the reply but I don't think the stove instructions would have what I actually need. The instructions would give me the thickness I would need from the face of the studs to the stove but I need the actual distance required from the side edge of the clay flue to where I can place my first 2x4 stud. I can make the hearth area as wide as I want but I need to know how far to keep the studs away from the flue that is penetrating the concrete wall.
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Go to the local code enforcement office and ask to see the book on combustible clearances.

They vary a bit by area.
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Blondsense,

Thanks for the reply but I don't think the stove instructions would have what I actually need. The instructions would give me the thickness I would need from the face of the studs to the stove but I need the actual distance required from the side edge of the clay flue to where I can place my first 2x4 stud. I can make the hearth area as wide as I want but I need to know how far to keep the studs away from the flue that is penetrating the concrete wall.
I don't think your thought processes are relevant unless you have the instructions in hand. Guessing what they say seems unnecessary.
Look online for stoves. Many companies publish installation instructions online so you can see ahead of time what's needed.
Instructions will vary.
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I don't think your thought processes are relevant unless you have the instructions in hand. Guessing what they say seems unnecessary.
Look online for stoves. Many companies publish installation instructions online so you can see ahead of time what's needed.
Instructions will vary.
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But no matter what stove you use the the actual space between the stud and the flue will not change.

I know the deal with the stove instructions. That is giving you the space required between the wall and stove. I need the space between the flue and studs in the wall.



Thanks for the help as it was a lot quicker and easier just calling the building dept.

12" btw in case anyone else is looking for the same answer.

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Thanks for the update----they do vary a bit--you have done well.

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