Recently I had the perimeter of my house dug out and replaced with gravel
and drainage pipe, Afterwards I tore down the basement walls to
cinderblock to check for mold / rotted wood, mouse damage… you name it!
I am now ready to rebuild my walls. My question is…. I have a Quadra fire
wood stove in a downstairs corner, and I am considering a nonflammable
wall product for around the stove area instead of drywall and heat
shields… Can I use brick or stone directly on the cinderblock? What is the
best way to attach it to the existing cinderblock wall? Do I need to put
anything on the cement slab floor under the brick / stone? Are there
products you recommend?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can share....,
You might consider durock, the cement version of sheet rock, which
used normally for floors that will have tile put on them.... Perhaps
can be fastened to the cinder block with liquid nails, and a half
dozen cement anchors at strategic places.....
If this works, it will be simple to tile it over......and nothing
Andy in Eureka, Texas
There is no reason to put anything over the blocks if you want to
install tiles or brick. I would want to be sure that you use a
thinset type of tile cement rather than mastic just un case. The big
thing is to keep the fire inside the stove.
On 11/25/2010 10:52 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
these stove are not near as dangerous as people would have us to
believe. I've got a freestanding stove and there is a styrofoam chicken
incubator about 18 inches from it. It's still in it's original form. I
put a sheet of galvanized sheet metal on the wall next to it, because it
thought it would perhaps keep some heat off the wall, well the sheet
steel is still cool to the touch. 18" away also.
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That is the attitude that gets houses burned down. Complacency,
failure to undertand the hazards of the heating system, and
(potentially) misuse of the unit.
The sheet metal doesn't get hot because it reflects radiant heat back
into the room, not because there is no heat there.
I suspect that wood stoves result in more house fires than any other
single cause in areas where they are used.
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/woodheat/ Is the greatest resource
for information you need. The moderators are wood burners with many
years experience and write a blog with tons of info that you can
consult as well. My guess is there is probably a local code that will
have to be adhered to, and most certainly clear your project with the
insurance company to make sure you don't step on their toes.
John, you can use metal wall ties. They are fastened to the block wall, then
lay in the mortar joints of your brick tying the two walls together. You
might want to ask your insurance company what they require when installing a
wood burner. Most companies usually have a set of requirements regarding
clearances, backing, etc. that you need to follow to be OK with your
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