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Would like to add a pellet stove in the basement , I have the vent kit , no stove yet but would like to make a base for the stove to sit on .
My question is how is this made with, do I start with a 2x4 base with 3/4" plywood or just use cement blocks ? Would like it to look nice and build my sub floor around it.
 

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The basement is un finish at the moment but a sub floor will be installed on the concrete , That's why I'm looking at building a base for the stove but didn't know how to start?
 

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If making a base, build with either 2x3 or 2x4, depending on the finished height you want. As for the covering, tile or the pseudo rock for the covering, of the base.

My in-laws base for their wood stove, was actually poured, then covered with the pseudo stone for the stove to sit on.

Check out the German house rebuild thread in the project show case forum, there is some good info in there.
 

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I have a wood pellet stove in my basement. I just used 4X16 inch cement blocks on my concrete floor like you suggested. Doesn't look really spectacular but it's an unfinished basement and the heat helps to warm not just the basement but the whole house.

You will really like it. We go down there at least once a day and watch a little TV and sit by the fire and have coffee or tea.

If you are handy and want to build your own, gregzoll makes a good point.

You can also google or bingit, wood pellet bases. There are plenty of ideas out there, either to buy a nice one or make your own. Check it out, they may have other ideas that may spark your interest. Just a suggestion, I'm not much of a carpenter myself.

Maybe also ask this question to the carpentry forum. I'll bet someone has made one for somebody. They may also give you some more ideas.
 

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jmon, actually if you go to the German House Rebuild thread, ShumakerScott did one that is really nice, for his pellet burner furnace.
 

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Gregzoll,

That is a nice thread. Wow! I wish I had the skill set that schumakerscott has.
He made a castle out of that house.

I was stationed in Germany for 12 years with the army. Been to Grafenwhor many times. Germany Has some very nice landscape and stuning views of castles and vineyards.

Thanks for the thread. I'm sure bote110 will find some nice ideas there.
 

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jmon, if you haven't chimed in over there, let drop by and tell Scott high. I have been following it for some time, since he has a lot of good tricks that he has pulled off, and also his thread is better than watching Bryan Baeumler on DIY Network. Due to ShumakerScott is an average guy, but if you also go to about a year or two ago, he shows some pictures in the thread of what he does for a living, with the Nato forces, for training with IED's, etc..
 

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Roger that gregzoll - will do. Thanks.

Grafenwhor is one of the biggest US forces training centers in Germany. That's where we did all our live firing excercises with MLRS, weapons training etc.

I'll stop by and say high to shumakerscott.
 
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