4 posts / 0 new
Last post
broncos820
new wood stove install

I have recently purchased a new regency wood stove. the problem that I am having is the location for the stove the original location did not work due to the valley of the roof so i have to move it over about five feet. My question is the only place to put the stove right now is the middle wall but i have to cut the truss in order for the wood stove to fit correctly, how will the integrity of my roof be after i box it in or is their a better solution please help!!!

bp21901
Re: new wood stove install

Are you not able to route the stack around the valley limitation? That would be my first suggestion.

broncos820
Re: new wood stove install

the install is on a double wide trailer so between the ceiling and the roof you have no more than a foot of clearance plus or minus so I'm not sure weather or not you could add a elbow their or not.I can't use an elbow inside the home due to clearance requirements. i think that's what your asking,anyway i would prefer to run the stack straight up without any turns.

bp21901
Re: new wood stove install

"I can't use an elbow inside the home due to clearance requirements. i think that's what your asking,anyway i would prefer to run the stack straight up without any turns."

Yes, I was thinking of a couple 45*'s (not 90*'s) inside to get away from the valley.

If you do move it to the second location I would try very hard not to cut into the truss. As you probably know, they are engineered to a specific design to carry their load. Any cuts usually require redesigning that truss to include the reinforcement. It doesn't sound like you have a lot of room up there to work to reinforce the truss or build additional load carrying structure.

TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.