Lots of useful books and pamphlets written over the years with
coverage, for background info. Stuff like having adequate space for
airflow behind/under whatever heat-shield you use.
Main thing is to ensure that all flammables stay below about 200 deg F.
If your stove has acceptable infrared blocking on underside, this may
simplify things for you, since the bricks would not be the protection
for flammables below. Pass mfg specs to building inspector and see what
his safety requirements are.
I am not interested in all that stuff, my bricklayer is doing the job and
knows all of that. I would like to find design ideas, I looked on google
images and did some searches but pictures of nice hearths are hard to find.
Yep, people here like to tell you everything
except what you are looking for. There are
probably local resources, stove seller, brick
sellers etc. that have designs that you can look
at. I would check brick sellers first.
Hearths made in the past may not meet code for your specific woodstove. Read
your installation requirements. This will give you the size required. Also
you will need a certain R-value if on a combustible floor like wood. I
wanted a thinner hearth, so I used 2 layers of an insulating board called
Micor, then wonderbaord, then ceramic tile.
My building inspector went by what my stove manufacturer required for my
specific model of stove. Same with my insurance company and the inspector
they sent out to OK the installation before covering me on my homeowners
"habbi" wrote in message
I'd suggest making your hearth pad bigger than the minimum required,
if possible - especially at the front. I know it might seem like it
would take up too much room, but let me tell you - the first time you
open the door and a log falls out, you'll be happy you have that extra
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