Can You Put A Wood Stove In A Fireplace
The pros and cons of wood stoves for RVs. The benefits of a wood stove for RVs still doesn't win over many people. In the iRV2 Discussion Forums discussion about "Wood stove in your motorhome or trailer," member 38special says "Having been in the fireplace and wood stove business for 35 years, there is no way I would put one in an RV."
New Mexico put in an exemption to IECC 2009 of one kiva fireplace per house (those traditional pueblo-style ones you see in most NM homes). So now you can build a tight house with a fancy kitchen and huge kitchen exhaust fan AND have your cute little kiva fireplace.
A fireplace insert can burn gas, wood, or pellets, and is inserted into an existing masonry fireplace; just like a stove can be. If you have a masonry fireplace that needs a facelift, an insert is there to fill the gap and rejuvenate your room.
The wood pellet stove will also need to be positioned in the fireplace so that it can draw in oxygen-rich air for combustion. Considerations Before installing a wood pellet stove in your gas fireplace, plan out the entire process.
Wood stoves placed in front of windows can be small and decorative, but the safety precautions should still be taken just as seriously as for a hulking wood stove. Window Wood Stove Check the manufacturer's instructions before lighting that first fire in the stove in front of the window.
You're right, you have to close off this big opening to put a wood stove in. First, I had a piece of sheet metal fashioned that fit over the opening at the top of the fireplace. This sheet metal has a lip bent into it all the way around, and screws through the lip hold it into position.