How To Install A Pot Belly Stove In A Shed
How to Install a Pot Belly Stove in a Shed
If you want to put a pot belly stove in your shed, you need to know how to install one safely and legally. First, you need to make sure the shed floor is properly protected. You can install a heat shield, which can be a brick or tile slab, and you also need to provide a section of the shed’s walls that are protected from combustible materials.
A chimney can be built through the roof. However, a horizontal chimney is not recommended. A vertical chimney will keep heat from entering the shed’s roof, and prevent the stove from causing excessive thermal stress. Once you’ve constructed the chimney, you need to install the trim plate to cover it and connect it to the stove. Once the trim plate is in place, you can fill it with fire rope or other materials.
Once the grate is installed, you’ll need to attach the chimney to the branch pipe and push it into place. Then, you’ll need to install the steel wire grate. Finally, you’ll need to secure it with metal supports. To keep the structure stable, you can also place metal legs on its bottom. If you’re not using the pot belly stove often, you should place it in an area that doesn’t have any windows.
Another thing to remember when installing a pot belly stove in a shed is that it’s important to install a chimney above the roofline, or to have good crossflow of air to the interior of the shed. If you’re building a shed and want to install a pot belly stove there, make sure you follow the codes and regulations for the installation of your stove. The British Standard BS 8511:2010 is a good guide for stove fitting.
You can also reuse a scrapped butane tank for your stove. This sign was once a sign for a gas tank but was later used as a store sign. If you don’t want to re-purpose the tank, you can use it as a stove grate and the flue bend. A wooden handle will not work, and the wood handle will probably be scorched. Using a metal handle is better, but you can also use a wooden one if you prefer. The best pipe size is 4 inches.
The pot belly stove, regardless of whether it is made from bricks or metal, should be properly vented. If the venting is not done properly, the ash and burning bits could cause damage to the wallboard or room. Installing a chimney requires the expertise of a professional. Pot belly stoves are great for your garden and shed. You can also pass the stove on from generation to generation.