Question: Can I use cement board under a wood stove?

Safe wood stove installations require a heat shield that will prevent heat from the wood stove from creating a fire hazard in the building materials that form the exterior wall. Hardi cement board is an inexpensive solution that will form the foundation of an effective heat shield for any application.

How close can a wood stove be to cement board?

In that case the stove can be as close as 12 from the wall (not the shield) provided your local building inspector and home insurance agree with your installation.

What can I put under my wood burning stove?

Stone or brick is a common material to use behind a wood burning stove. These panels help create more of a focal point for a room. The NASD explains that any area within 36 inches of the stove in all directions should be covered.

Can durock be used as a heat shield?

Strong, durable and resistant to water damage, DUROCK® Next Gen Cement Board is ideal for use in partitions, walls, floors and ceilings in residential construction and can be used as a heat shield. Water, Mould and Moisture Resistant.

What do you put under a wood stove to protect the floor?

Concrete backer board, which is a tile underlayment, provides a heat-resistant, rigid foundation. Most sheets are 3 feet wide and 5 feet long, which isnt large enough to provide adequate protection for some stoves. Using two sheets side-by-side covers more space.

Are cement boards fireproof?

Yes, HardieBacker® 1/4 Cement Board is deemed noncombustible when tested to ASTM E 136 and can be used in conjunction with other noncombustible materials around a fireplace. This does not mean that clearances to combustible building materials can be reduced by using HardieBacker 1/4.

What kind of flooring do you put under a wood stove?

Youll need to install a noncombustible floor pad surrounding the base of the stove for a minimum area. Like clearance areas, this minimum is specified by local law.

Can you put tile under a wood stove?

Wood stoves need to sit on a noncombustible surface. In homes where the floor is wood or carpet, tile is usually installed as a mat or pad directly beneath the wood stove to help protect the other floors. Once the tiles have been replaced, the stove can be put back.

Can I use cement board as a heat shield?

Hardi cement board is an inexpensive solution that will form the foundation of an effective heat shield for any application.

What can be used as a heat shield?

A brick, stone or tile heat shield is equally effective but in a different way. These dense materials absorb lots of heat and gradually release it as air circulates around them. The simplest masonry heat shield is a cement board that is separated from the wall by one-inch ceramic spacers.

How far should a stove pipe be from the wall?

An unprotected stove pipe should be at least 18 inches from an unprotected wall or ceiling. And if the legs of the stove provide a clearance of less than 6 inches, the recommendation is to install 2 to 4 inches of hollow masonry with a sheet of 28-gauge sheet metal under it.

Can you use faux stone behind a wood stove?

A completed natural flat stone veneer wood stove back wall. Wood stoves can be a cost effective source of household heat in the winter. A stone veneer back wall can offer all of the lasting beauty and elegance of a fireplace, as well as hide an all important safety feature.

Can cement board be used as a heat shield?

Hardi cement board is an inexpensive solution that will form the foundation of an effective heat shield for any application.

Can a wood stove sit on a wood floor?

Youll need to install a noncombustible floor pad surrounding the base of the stove for a minimum area. Like clearance areas, this minimum is specified by local law.

Should I tile under my stove?

Any appliance with wheels on it. You install tile underneath it if it isnt permanently installed. If the appliance is in the wall or in the cabinets, you dont have to put tile over it.

Is cement board considered non combustible?

Yes, HardieBacker® 1/4 Cement Board is deemed noncombustible when tested to ASTM E 136 and can be used in conjunction with other noncombustible materials around a fireplace.

Can I drive without a heat shield?

Heat shields are important. Although you can technically still drive your car or truck without a heat shield, its a needed safety feature that was put on your car for a reason.

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