What should my wood stove sit on?
The wood stove itself must stand back 36 inches from combustible walls and ceiling, unless it has approved heat shields on it. Under National Fire Protection Association Code 211, a raised hearth must extend at least 18 inches on all sides around the stove to give adequate floor protection.
How big should a hearth be for a wood burning stove?
At least 150mm (6”) of hearth either side of the stove. At least 300mm (12”) of hearth in front of the stove. If the floor is combustible then the hearth must be at least 250mm* (10”) deep OR this can be reduced to 125mm (5”) deep if you have an air space or air gap of 50mm underneath.
How far out should a hearth be?
So how far should a fireplace hearth come out? InterNACHI recommends that for fireplaces that have an opening of 6 square feet (0.56 square meters) or smaller, a hearth should extend at least 16 inches (406mm) out into the room from the opening, and by at least 8 inches (203mm) away from the sides.
How thick does a hearth pad need to be?
Thickness. According to www.Rumford.com, building codes require a fireplace hearth to be at least 4 inches thick. A hearth extension must be at least 2 inches thick.
How far does a hearth have to stick out?
How big must a hearth be?
Hearth Exceptions If you plan on installing an insert that is a minimum of 6 feet square in size, according to national building codes, the size of your hearth extension must increase to a minimum of 20 inches from the front of the firebox and 12 inches out to each side past the firebox opening.
What can I use as a hearth?
Each fireplace hearth is typically made up of one type of material, and the most commonly found materials used as hearths include:
- Ceramic tiles.
- Quarry tiles.