Backer for gas log stove

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diasbox

Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:11 pm

I have a gas log stove which vents to the outside. It sits in a corner of the livingroom between two large, single-pane windows. I want to install some sort of backing on the walls behind the stove to deflect heat into the room away from the windows.

Anyone have experience with this? Thanks.
Dia


altasnowman
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Location: Edmonton,AB Canada

Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:53 pm

Hi diasbox,
you could use a alumimum sheet or stainless mounted on a frame that would be set behind your stove on a angle to reflect the heat back into the room. think of a portable room divider but use metal instead of cloth.
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diasbox

Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:27 am

My worry is that if I used uninsulated metal I would be reflecting heat backwards into the wall, and that's what I'm trying to reverse.

altasnowman
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Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:58 pm
Location: Edmonton,AB Canada

Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:49 am

Hi diasbox,
I would insulate the frame with Roxsul insulation(not 100% sure on the spelling) as it does not burn. the other thing that you can do is to use durarock(concrete board) as a backing to the stainless or alumimum sheet and this will not allow the heat to pass through to the rear of the frame. JMO The other thing that you could do is to place a small fan behind the stove to force air movement over stove and out into the room, I have seen this in many old farm houses that the owners heat their homes with only wood or coal and they have been doing this for years. actually had this type of setup when i was younger and renting.
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diasbox

Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:05 am

Thanks, I'll look for Roxul and concrete board at Home Depot.

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