fireproof wall for behind my wood stove

Discussion in 'Building Construction' started by john, carmel, ny, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Hi All,
    Recently I had the perimeter of my house dug out and replaced with gravel
    and drainage pipe, Afterwards I tore down the basement walls to
    cinderblock to check for mold / rotted wood, mouse damage… you name it!
    I am now ready to rebuild my walls. My question is…. I have a Quadra fire
    wood stove in a downstairs corner, and I am considering a nonflammable
    wall product for around the stove area instead of drywall and heat
    shields… Can I use brick or stone directly on the cinderblock? What is the
    best way to attach it to the existing cinderblock wall? Do I need to put
    anything on the cement slab floor under the brick / stone? Are there
    products you recommend?

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can share....,
    John
     
    john, carmel, ny, Nov 15, 2010
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  2. john, carmel, ny

    PeterD Guest

    On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:39:09 +0000,
    (john, carmel, ny) wrote:

    >Hi All,
    >Recently I had the perimeter of my house dug out and replaced with gravel
    >and drainage pipe, Afterwards I tore down the basement walls to
    >cinderblock to check for mold / rotted wood, mouse damage… you name it!
    >I am now ready to rebuild my walls. My question is…. I have a Quadra fire
    >wood stove in a downstairs corner, and I am considering a nonflammable
    >wall product for around the stove area instead of drywall and heat
    >shields… Can I use brick or stone directly on the cinderblock? What is the
    >best way to attach it to the existing cinderblock wall? Do I need to put
    >anything on the cement slab floor under the brick / stone? Are there
    >products you recommend?
    >
    >Thanks in advance for any advice you can share....,
    >John
    >


    Fireresistant sheetrock. Walls up to eight ft from the edge of the
    stove. Ceiling should be further if possible.
     
    PeterD, Nov 15, 2010
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  3. john, carmel, ny

    AndyS Guest

    On Nov 15, 2:56 pm, PeterD <> wrote:
    > On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:39:09 +0000,
    > (john, carmel, ny) wrote:
    >
    > >Hi All,
    > >Recently I had the perimeter of my house dug out and replaced with gravel
    > >and drainage pipe, Afterwards I tore down the basement walls to
    > >cinderblock to check for mold / rotted wood, mouse damage… you name it!
    > >I am now ready to rebuild my walls. My question is…. I have a Quadra fire
    > >wood stove in a downstairs corner, and I am considering a nonflammable
    > >wall product for around the stove area instead of drywall and heat
    > >shields… Can I use brick or stone directly on the cinderblock? What isthe
    > >best way to attach it to the existing cinderblock wall? Do I need to put
    > >anything on the cement slab floor under the brick / stone? Are there
    > >products you recommend?

    >
    > >Thanks in advance for any advice you can share....,
    > >John

    >
    > Fireresistant sheetrock. Walls up to eight ft from the edge of the
    > stove. Ceiling should be further if possible.


    Andy comments:

    You might consider durock, the cement version of sheet rock, which
    is
    used normally for floors that will have tile put on them.... Perhaps
    it
    can be fastened to the cinder block with liquid nails, and a half
    dozen cement anchors at strategic places.....
    If this works, it will be simple to tile it over......and nothing
    there
    to burn....

    Andy in Eureka, Texas
     
    AndyS, Nov 20, 2010
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  4. john, carmel, ny

    Guest

    On Nov 19, 10:20 pm, AndyS <> wrote:
    > On Nov 15, 2:56 pm, PeterD <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:39:09 +0000,
    > > (john, carmel, ny) wrote:

    >
    > > >Hi All,
    > > >Recently I had the perimeter of my house dug out and replaced with gravel
    > > >and drainage pipe, Afterwards I tore down the basement walls to
    > > >cinderblock to check for mold /  rotted wood, mouse damage… you name it!
    > > >I am now ready to rebuild my walls. My question is…. I have a Quadrafire
    > > >wood stove in a downstairs corner, and I am considering a nonflammable
    > > >wall product for around the stove area instead of drywall and heat
    > > >shields… Can I use brick or stone directly on the cinderblock? What is the
    > > >best way to attach it to the existing cinderblock wall? Do I need to put
    > > >anything on the cement slab floor under the brick / stone? Are there
    > > >products you recommend?

    >
    > > >Thanks in advance for any advice you can share....,
    > > >John

    >
    > > Fireresistant sheetrock. Walls up to eight ft from the edge of the
    > > stove. Ceiling should be further if possible.

    >
    > Andy comments:
    >
    >    You might consider durock, the cement version of sheet rock, which
    > is
    > used normally for floors that will have tile put on them.... Perhaps
    > it
    > can be fastened to the cinder block with liquid nails, and a half
    > dozen cement anchors at strategic places.....
    >    If this works, it will be simple to tile it over......and nothing
    > there
    > to burn....
    >
    >                  Andy in Eureka, Texas- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    There is no reason to put anything over the blocks if you want to
    install tiles or brick. I would want to be sure that you use a
    thinset type of tile cement rather than mastic just un case. The big
    thing is to keep the fire inside the stove.
     
    , Nov 25, 2010
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  5. john, carmel, ny

    PeterD Guest

    On Fri, 26 Nov 2010 18:35:15 -0600, Steve Barker
    <> wrote:
    >>...

    >
    >these stove are not near as dangerous as people would have us to
    >believe. I've got a freestanding stove and there is a styrofoam chicken
    >incubator about 18 inches from it. It's still in it's original form. I
    >put a sheet of galvanized sheet metal on the wall next to it, because it
    >thought it would perhaps keep some heat off the wall, well the sheet
    >steel is still cool to the touch. 18" away also.


    That is the attitude that gets houses burned down. Complacency,
    failure to undertand the hazards of the heating system, and
    (potentially) misuse of the unit.

    The sheet metal doesn't get hot because it reflects radiant heat back
    into the room, not because there is no heat there.

    I suspect that wood stoves result in more house fires than any other
    single cause in areas where they are used.
     
    PeterD, Nov 27, 2010
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  6. john, carmel, ny

    hebinwi Guest

    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/woodheat/ Is the greatest resource
    for information you need. The moderators are wood burners with many
    years experience and write a blog with tons of info that you can
    consult as well. My guess is there is probably a local code that will
    have to be adhered to, and most certainly clear your project with the
    insurance company to make sure you don't step on their toes.
     
    hebinwi, Nov 28, 2010
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