Stephen D. Gazo Posted December 16, 2009 Report Share Posted December 16, 2009 Gidday all, I could use some of the vast knowledge base that is TIJ. I have an approx 1800btu wood stove hooked up and certified in my basement. I did this two years ago. Works great. Gets up to 400f quickly and not much problems with back draft (friggin furnace), I think I have my aux heating solved, to this point. What I want to do is stop using my drywall as a heat sink. The stove sits in the corner of the basement atop a 2" thick pad of slate thats cemented down to the basement pad and grouted. It is away from both walls as per MII, plus 2" (safety). All piping I used is double wall and not an issue. My issue is the drywall gets hotter than I feel comfortable with. The paint is feeling it as well. I am thinking if I could add a nice looking reflecting heat shield, out of masonry (?), air gap between it and the drywall. I say masonry to steer away from sheet metal. Could I make a wall starting in the corner and maybe step down as it moves away from said corner. Something that fits into the 'fit, form and function'. Obviously it needs to stand up to the heat, but I would like it to look nice as well. Any ideas. thanks steve Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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