Clearance to Combustibles

clearance to combustibles

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:58 pm

I have installed my LL Pioneer with the one side next to the back of my kitchen cabinets. The specs call for a min. of 12" to combustibles on the side, my side clearance is 14" and the other day the stove was running about 1/2 grate and the cabinet was very hot. Should I be concerned about that much heat on the cabinet? I have noticed other stove mfg. call for considerably more side clearance. Am I going to have problems this winter when the stove is running full tilt. I hope not because I don't want to move the stove or worse get rid of it all together.
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

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PostBy: bksaun On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:46 pm

Go ahead and bite the bullet....Git rid of the kitchen cabinet! :twisted:

Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:46 pm

put up a barrier, like cement board or something non combustible to deflect the heat. sometimes mounting with an air gap (1") will help too keep the heat off the cabinet.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
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PostBy: jpen1 On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:25 pm

You can also mound a side heat shield to that side of the stovewith a 1" gap between the stove and the shield. I don't know if jerry offers side heat shield for his stoves or not. I know Alaska a keystoker do but making them comes into that gray area of manufactures liability. However if you are more than the tested safe distance from the cabinet the insurance company shouldn't have a problem with it. THe heat shiel on the side of the stove will cut the heatdown on that cabinet by a substantial amount.
Stoker Coal Boiler: LL110
Coal Size/Type: Rice/ Buck
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:18 pm

Hi Gambler,
If I were you I would try and deflect the heat away from the cabinets, maybe with a shield from the side of the stove. What is going to happen is the heat from the stove is going to dry out the wood in the cabinets and cause them to crack. I would hang a light guage piece of steel from the top, down the side of the stove. The air space inbetween will act as an insulator and cut down on the amount of heat being sucked into your woodwork.
Jerry LLS
Jerry & Karen

PostBy: ken On: Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:45 am

i had the same problem with the Keystoker. manual says 12". the stove is 14" in the rear and 20" in the front. the wall was pretty hot at the 14" area. I put a sheet of metal with 3/4" air space. also I put a box fan on the rear of the stove. keeps wall real cool and helps keep the motors cool.
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

PostBy: gambler On: Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:05 pm

Thanks for the replies guys! I will do something to shield the cabinets from the heat. I just hope I can make it look good or it will give the wife another excuse to complain about the coal stove. The corn stove that we used did not get hot on the exterior of the stove, only the door and glass got hot but with the coal stove the entire stove gets hot and my wife has already complained about it and the possibility of the kids or the dog getting burned. I told her they will only touch it once and she found no humor in that.
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Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

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