I'm preparing my house for a Vermont Castings woodstove that we're preparing
to install in our living room. In the installation instructions it mentions
installing a wall shield made of mineral board and spaced at least 1" from
the wall by non-conductive spacers. Does anyone know where I can get these
spacers and and other supplies and plans for hearths and shields on the
Internet? Do you know of any good websites dedicated to wood stoves,
construction of hearths and shields, and anything else pertaining to wood
I see. My first thought was some kind of steel spacer, then I thought that
the metal, including copper, could pass the heat on to any conductive
materials. I was thinking maybe some kind of a ceramic spacer . Did you find
any helpful websites when you were doing yours?
The amount of heat you will get through the cement board is
negligible. Use any material you like for spacers, pieces trimmed off
steel or copper pipe are just fine, the latter more elegant, of
course. You could even mount a thin aluminum sheet on the reverse of
the cement board with silicone sealant to reflect any radiant heat.
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