[quote="grumpy"]I was wrong, you need 18" of hearth in front of the stove.. can you back the stove up to the wall more? got photos? Never mind you have an insert..grumpy wrote:Check on this but I think 12 inches is National Fire Code,for the hearth that is, Thats all I have in front of my 100 year old stove and it passed, look it up online..
I may be wrong but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night..
KLook wrote:36 inches is outrageous..... but having said that, I have a wood burning fireplace insert in this house with glass doors and the raised hearth is 18 inches. But in front of that was rug........ I have seen "sparkles" with some authority go much further then that out of an open stove door. Just my opinion is I would never have a rug that close to a fireplace. Coal stove???? no problem with 18 inches.