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trying to meet stove regulations

Discussion in 'Building' started by gifford69, 21 Nov 2012.

  1. gifford69

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    Hi everyone im installing a wood burning stove, well the Hetas engineer is and im sorting the hearth and opening out before hand. I know that there needs to be a 150mm gap for the sides of burner and im compliant with the rear and front however i im struggling with the following. I've noticed that regs say there needs to be a minimum of 300mm from above the top of the stove AND 1200mm from the top of the hearth to anything above. The stove im having is 5kw so not tiny and its 564mm high does this mean im going to have a 646mm empty gap where my stove is above it. im worried because this means my opening will be more than half the height of the room and everything will look out of proportion. Am i just being thick
     
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    The 1200mm is incorrect where ever you got that!

    You need 300mm above the top stove surface to a non combustable surface and 600mm if combustable.
     
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    http://www.thestoveyard.com/pwpcontrol.php?pwpID=7800

    Minimum space to non-combustible materials at the top of the stove
    300mm (12") from top of stove and 1200mm (4') from top of hearth
    Remember the stove installer also needs space to make good any connections

    thanks for reply am i miss reading this then
     
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    The distance above the stove is the important one.
    Accessibility is secondary.
     
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    ok then ill cross my fingers and hope they feel its high enough its definitely got least 300mm anyway. on another note rather than starting a new thread could i use MDF fireboard to line the inside of the insert where the stove goes rather than rendering i **** a straight finish you see. If i do render though do i need to add lime or can i just use sand and cement

    thanks for replys by the way
     
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    Never heard of mdf fiber board.
    Vermiculite fireboard is what you want.
     
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    not at the price its at at present. Render it is then. plasterer on my street is really good but says hell just need sand and cement should i ask him to use lime aswell if so what ratio
     
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    No need to add lime unless you really want to. If you do, use a 6:1:1, but I know a couple of lads that do a lot of these and never have a problem using a SC 5:1 / 6:1 mix. They're HETAS guys and do the complete installation service and been going years so know what they're doing.
     
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