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wood stove in a trailer

I was just curious if anyone has one or is it even safe at all to put one in a trailler. Our camp is 2 trailers attached together (long story) but I love the idea of a wood stove, theres nothing like the smell of a wood stove going. We actually had a metal freestanding fireplace in there years ago but that never drafted right so it was taken out, just curious if its actually possible. It is pretty open where I would ever think about it going.
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Bad idea to me if it over heats or is not installed right your place will be gone real quick.

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Re: wood stove in a trailer

There are materials available for this, insulated pipe and insulated flange for the wall or ceiling. Contact a fire department for the correct stuff. Here in Perry Co. many trailers have wood stoves, I had one many years ago. It was even insurance approved. I know of a couple Amish families with wood stoves in their trailers, one is close by on RT 75 near Alinda.
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Re: wood stove in a trailer

the camp I have access to is a refitted construction trailer with a wood burner. Stove sits on some conrete squares which are on top of a piece of metal. double insulated insulated pipe thru the ceiling. also the stove is say 2 foot from a wall and the owner hung a piece of metal off the wall with an air gap between the metal and wall. never any issue, beyond being carefull.
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Re: wood stove in a trailer

My friend had one on his. 2 feet away from walls, double drywall around, ad then a chimney with Spark box on it on roof.
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Re: wood stove in a trailer

No danger if done right, lots of trailer camps have them.
I always like to take the smoke pipe out the wall if possible, going through the roof on a mobile home is touchy due to lack of pitch. For safety sake, I would buy the stainless steel kit for " through the wall". A little pricey, but a good move. most trouble with woodburners comes from " Bubba and a case of beer" installations. Done correctly, they are fine.

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Re: wood stove in a trailer

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No danger if done right, lots of trailer camps have them.
I always like to take the smoke pipe out the wall if possible, going through the roof on a mobile home is touchy due to lack of pitch. For safety sake, I would buy the stainless steel kit for " through the wall". A little pricey, but a good move. most trouble with woodburners comes from " Bubba and a case of beer" installations. Done correctly, they are fine.
Joe is spot on. Follow the clearance to combustibles guidelines and use UL listed wall/ceiling pass-through and pipe and all will be good. Better yet, have it installed by a professional.

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Re: wood stove in a trailer

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No danger if done right, lots of trailer camps have them.
I always like to take the smoke pipe out the wall if possible, going through the roof on a mobile home is touchy due to lack of pitch. For safety sake, I would buy the stainless steel kit for " through the wall". A little pricey, but a good move. most trouble with woodburners comes from " Bubba and a case of beer" installations. Done correctly, they are fine.
I agree with this guy. Also, you wont need a monster sized stove either.

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