Wood-burning stoves operate at high temperatures. Care must be taken during installation to prevent possible damage to surrounding structures. The stove should be located in a suitable spot with non-combustible surroundings. A chimney must be installed to remove smoke.Continue Reading
Though a wood-burning stove puts out a lot of heat, it must be centrally located to heat all areas of the home. You are going to be carrying wood in to the stove quite often, so placing the stove near an outside door is a good idea. It also makes the removal of ashes an easier task.
Wood-burning stoves should be 12 inches from any non-combustible walls and 36 inches away from combustible materials. If necessary, 28-gauge sheet metal can be installed on the walls if necessary. Place the stove on top of non-combustible material such as ceramic tile, a concrete slab or prefabricated stove boards.
A chimney is necessary to allow the smoke produced by the wood-burning stove to exit the home. The chimney should be vertical and straight and extend at least 2 feet above anything within 10 feet on the roof. Install a cap to protect the chimney from wildlife.
Replacement parts for wood stoves can be purchased through WoodlandDirect.com, A1Stoves.com and Fireplace-ChimneyStore.com. WoodlandDirect.com carries a wide variety of wood stove replacement parts, such as fans, hearth pads, stove pipe sections and replacement stove door glass. The parts are organized by category.Full Answer >
Fisher Papa Bear wood stoves feature a 10-by-11-inch steel plate door and a 6-inch-wide flue that extends from the top, rear or side of the stove. Papa Bear stoves accommodate logs up to 30 inches long. The stoves weigh 486 pounds and heat approximately 2,000 square feet.Full Answer >
Used stoves can be easily be found on classified ad websites such as Craigslist.com and eBay Classifieds. Other websites that sell used stoves include Locanto.com and ClassifiedAds.comFull Answer >
Vermont wood stoves can be purchased through retailers such as Woodland Direct and Vermont Wood Stove. As of March 2015, the website for the Vermont Castings company, which manufactures Vermont wood stoves, also provides customers with a "where to buy" dealer locator search feature that is organized by ZIP code.Full Answer >