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Woodstove ceiling support kit

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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so It looks like you went with the Jotul 602?

we picked up a scandia 150 for our cabin...the older knock off of the 602..we nabbed it on craigslist for $150...added some fire brick and it works great in our little cabin.

Here is alink to an alcove project I did a while back.

lots of added thermal mass with the black granite surround

Comment by Moontree Ranch Tue Nov 16 10:33:56 2010

Yup, we decided to go for broke and hope the fancy stove will be worth it.

That's quite a beautiful alcove! We're putting cheap tiles under our stove (on top of cement board) for a bit of extra thermal mass, but nothing anywhere near so beautiful!

Comment by anna Tue Nov 16 15:22:38 2010
You should put something in the alcove that reflects infrared well. E.g. polished aluminium.
Comment by Roland_Smith Tue Nov 16 17:23:07 2010
We'll be using old roofing metal spaced one inch out from the walls as heat shields. They probably won't do as well at reflecting infrared as shiny metal would, but hopefully they'll help! (The real reason for putting the metal on the walls, of course, is to allow us to make the alcove smaller by decreasing the minimum required spacing.)
Comment by anna Tue Nov 16 17:57:52 2010

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