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I'm in the process of installing a woodstove in my (new to me) home. I've got Terrazzo Tile on the floor, so I realize I don't REALLY need a "hearth pad" or a platform. But i think esthetically, it'll be more pleasing to raise the stove UP a bit. So I have a few options. The obvious one being = build a wood platform with 1/2 inch plywood and 1/2 durarock with hearth stone on it. But, would it be LESS expensive and MORE expedient to create the pad with concrete block, fill it with cement and cover THAT with durarock? I'm leaning towards that...but then...how to adhere it to the wall/floor? I'd rather NOT start drilling holes in the floor. And, tho' codes differ I'm sure there are similarities...would cement block beneath meet code?

I'd be interested to hear what you'all think will be more economical and if speedier...so much the better.

thanks in advance for your imput.

minstrel
 

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Hi Everyone

I'm in the process of installing a woodstove in my (new to me) home. I've got Terrazzo Tile on the floor, so I realize I don't REALLY need a "hearth pad" or a platform. But i think esthetically, it'll be more pleasing to raise the stove UP a bit. So I have a few options. The obvious one being = build a wood platform with 1/2 inch plywood and 1/2 durarock with hearth stone on it. But, would it be LESS expensive and MORE expedient to create the pad with concrete block, fill it with cement and cover THAT with durarock? I'm leaning towards that...but then...how to adhere it to the wall/floor? I'd rather NOT start drilling holes in the floor. And, tho' codes differ I'm sure there are similarities...would cement block beneath meet code?

I'd be interested to hear what you'all think will be more economical and if speedier...so much the better.

thanks in advance for your imput.

minstrel
Ayuh,.... My question is Why attach it at all,...

Gravity will hold it in place, just fine...
 

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Your right, a platform is not even needed.
I'm not following the whole concrete block idea.
A simle 2 X platform with 3/4" not 1/2 Advantec subflooring on top of it and cover the whole thing with 1/4 tile board would be pretty easy.
I'd just use long screws and attach the part that's near the wall to the studs and or bottom plate.
With all that weight it's not going any place.
 

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weight is a great quality especially when combined w/gravity - even oprah & whoopie won't move it much :laughing:
 

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Aside from the aesthetics of a platform, the Advantec may also serves as a heat shield. Does anyone know how one would make the side tile walls with airspace before studs to meet fire code requirements for a traditional wood burning stove?
 

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Advantec is NOT a heat shield when used in a wood stove installation. Not not not.

And there is no such thing as a single installation guide for. A "traditional wood burning stove". Stoves are all different in terms of clearances from combustible surfaces in back, each side, and bottom. There ARE standard "if your stove isn't listed do this to be safe" guidelines......that are basically 36" from combustible walls.

As an example, my stove is like 8" from a wood paneled wall.....because there is a metal heat shield installed 4" off of the stove back. And I am within 4" of the floor...because there is also a heat shield installed 2" off of the stove bottom PLUS there is a "stove pad" made up of 24 gauge steel covered by 1/2 inch cement board covered by ceramic tile.

So, look up your stoves specs and requirements on the internet and follow them. And don't forget that fire code will require you to have carbon monoxide and smoke detectors also. Ron
 

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You might want to check with your insurance provider also, some won't insure with wood heat.
 
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