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Wood stove in a trailer house???
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Kyle    Posted 08-04-2004 at 17:23:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello looking at a trailer home on a acreage in the country...... I prefer to heat with wood due to my budget and because i get kind of a country feeling from it i was wonder how in the heck you would put a woodstove in a trailer and be safe one fella told me there is stoves i can put outside the trailer and heat the inside??? some say there is no safe way...any experience with this???

DigitalMat    Posted 08-07-2004 at 07:08:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try out HearthNet. They have all kinds of info on various wood and gas heating systems. You can ask questions too!

TimV    Posted 08-04-2004 at 20:00:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kyle: You certainly can, but as MJ mentioned, you're wise to check with your insurance company first. Other than that, the biggest thing they look for is the chimney. Common "stove pipe" is a big no-no; they're going to want triple-wall up the whole length, or a professionally-laid mortar or flue jobber. That gets expensive, but it should last forever and give you a lot more peace of mind. As far as the outdoor furnaces, provided that they're the proper distance from the house (often 50', but may be more or less depending on local codes) they're usually allowed. They are certainly worth looking into--several friends heat their entire house and hot water supply with them, and save a bundle on fuel. The initial cost is high--anywhere from $3000 on up, but you can often save that back fairly quickly if you have access to a supply of cheap wood.

MJ in SC    Posted 08-04-2004 at 17:46:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, sure can do it!

We have friends of ours that built their own heat and installed it. They put cement board on the walls behind the heater and mortar and stones covered that. Placed the heater on cement/stone slabs that were cemented together to protect the floor. (These extended out quite aways to be on the safe side, ashes, logs rolling, sparks, etc)

Might want to check with your home insurance though before you go retrofitting for a wood stove. Alot of home owners insurance on Mobile Homes won't cover if you ADD a woodstove. If they come with it, that's ok. Go figure!

Might check this site and do a search. They have a lot of retrofits for mobile homes.

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