Used woodstove installation

PwdrhdutMay 19, 2005

I have a friend that has a VERY nice, almost new woodstove in his garage I want to put in my livingroom remodel plan. But he doesn't have any of the orginal information on it.

It is a Woodsman, 31" square with a two level top. I've searched on the internet for Woodsman's Wood Stove's and I'm not finding anything.

Local codes seem to be a secret as I can't pull them up on the internet either.

How do I find out how far from the walls, distance in front etc? I'm doing hearth construction myself and probably the stovepipe also as Home Depot has straightforward kits (altho I may have a roofer do that part so I don't destory my new ceiling).

Any advice?



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I Googled Woodsman wood stove and came up with a bunch of relevant hits.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2005 at 2:27PM
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I googled "Woodsman Wood Stove" and get zero hits. Without quotations I only get hits about various Woodsman and they have a wood stove. Or a Woodsman Ice shack woodstove. Did you search a different phrase? If you find any relevant ones please forward them to me!


    Bookmark   May 24, 2005 at 12:42AM
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Where did he originally buy it? The store should be able to provide you with manufacturer info.

If nothing else there should be steel tags attached that will tell you the manufacturer, make, model, BTU range, and manufacture date.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2005 at 1:42PM
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It was already installed in the house when he bought it. Alot of the things installed in the house were installed rather poorly. One of the reasons he removed it. Also no manuals or information came with the house.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2005 at 11:49PM
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No id tags either? If you can get those and find a good fireplace store in the area, you can probably get the info you need, or at least a good lead.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2005 at 7:31PM
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If there are no tags on the unit, it must be treated as an older, non-EPA compliant stove (pre-1990).

36 inches clearance, probably uses 8 in. pipe.

The installation will cost you much more that the stove is worth. I'm sure that you can find a book on, but I would suggest having a licensed woodstove installer do it instead. The small additional charge to have it installed correctly is way worth it. I would also look into the cost of a new stove with installation vs what it would cost to install this one. You may be surprised at how close the bottom line will be. If that is the case, obviously go with a new stove.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2005 at 9:27PM
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Does your stove have double wall insulated stove pipe? There are basic installation instructions that you could google metalbestos pipe installation instructions. What size flue does that woodsman stove have?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2005 at 10:25PM
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Hey Chad, thanks for the info. I'm not worried about the stovepipe. Lowe's actually has very good info on stovepipe installation and doublewall vs single wall construction and distances from the wall etc. That part will be relatively easy.

My questions is knowing how far the stove needs to be from the wall, how much non combustable area needs to be in front of it etc. Looking at new stoves, this seemed to be very stove specfic.

I'd hate to spend $1000 plus just because I can't find out how far a free stove has to be from the wall....

In the meantime, this tongue and groove ceiling is really kicking me in the butt!

Thanks for your help!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2005 at 11:47PM
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I already told you how far it needs to be: 36 inches.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2005 at 12:19AM
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I am looking for any information on the woodsman wood stoves who is the manufacturer and were can I buy one

    Bookmark   February 5, 2009 at 3:57PM
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