By karl from State College, PA on October 18, 2012
if I'm using single walled stove pipe, what would be my clearance to a combustible wall?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 19, 2012
Answer:Single-wall stovepipe requires 18" of clearance to a combustible wall. This piece reduces single-wall stovepipe clearance to 6".
By Michael from Indianapolis, IN on April 2, 2013
Can I install a heat shield horizontally? I have a wood burning stove with a horizontal section of single-wall stove pipe that I want to cover with a heat shield.
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on April 2, 2013
Answer:This stovepipe heat shield is only suitable for vertical installations. Using it in a horizontal application will trap the heat between the outer wall of the stovepipe and the heat shield, thus making the ceiling hotter. We do not have any such suitable heat shield for your installation; we apologize for this inconvenience.
By John from Chicago, Illinois on October 15, 2013
The distance from my stove to the ceiling is 63 inches. How close to the ceiling is the shield required to be? Would 2 pieces be needed, and one cut to fit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 16, 2013
Answer:Based on your measurements, you would indeed have to cut a shield to fit, if you plan on shielding the entire vent run. Please keep in mind that shielding is only necessary if single wall stovepipe is closer than 18 inches to the wall or ceiling. Usually, a ceiling support box is used at the transition through the ceiling. The box extends down far enough into the room to gain the necessary clearance.
By Will from Roanoke, VA on November 28, 2012
Would this shield allow for the addition of an elbow at the bottom and also cover it, or do the spacers have to be installed at the bottom of the shield? Do they also make a shield for elbows?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 28, 2012
Answer:The pre-drilled holes for this shield will be located at the far side of each end. It is possible to move the spacers further inward by drilling new holes. This would allow you to drop the shield further down and partially cover the straight end of the elbow. Unfortunately, we do not work with a manufacturer that offers heat shields for elbows. This type of item would need to be custom fabricated.
By John Lewis from Quarryville, PA on February 16, 2012
I am an insurance agent and some of my clients do not have the necessary NFPA clearances. Will this product meet NFPA guidelines? If so, can you provide documentation? Is it UL listed?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 17, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, I was not able to procure any written information for this unit, however the manufacturer was able to confirm that this item complies with the current NFPA guidelines:
Please reference this section for further details on acceptable clearances with this item.
By Lynn from Jim Thorpe, PA on November 30, 2014
I just bought a wood burning stove but the heat shield is to long. Can this be trimmed down?
By eFireplaceStore on November 30, 2014
Answer:This shield can indeed be cut very carefully with a pair of tin snips. New holes will need to be drilled for attachment of the spacers.