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Postby Bamabear » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:13 am

Thinking about putting one in my mobile home,, would it be easy, don't worry about insurance, don't have any,
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Re: wood burning heater

Postby REt » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:42 am

I thought all mobile homes had a heating system built in.
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Re: wood burning heater

Postby Red Dave » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:02 am

I've seen it done, and it can be done safely, but I've also had to go out and extinguish a couple that weren't installed properly.

The problem as I see it in a trailer is that everything is so compact and close together. That makes it hard to maintain the distances from combustible walls floors and furnishings required to use one safely. There are also non-combustible surface coverings available that can reduce the required spacing. The spacings vary depending on what kind of wood burner you use and how it is constructed.

This is one source of information on safe spacings and the alternatives using various non.combustible surface coverings. There are other sources of good information on the internet, just search what you want.

https://heritagemutual.net/documents/Safety%20Guidelines%20for%20Solid%20Fuel%201163%20(GMRC)%200909.pdf

Good luck, don't take shortcuts. Stay safe.
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Re: wood burning heater

Postby Bamabear » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:24 am

[img][url][/url][/img] Looking at this one, except not running through the roof, just on the side.
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Re: wood burning heater

Postby Bamabear » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:27 am

REt wrote:I thought all mobile homes had a heating system built in.
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central heat and air.. electric, high cost
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Re: wood burning heater

Postby nadx » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:29 pm

let us know what you find out
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Re: wood burning heater

Postby mowmud » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:24 pm

Please don't take this on lightly. You can have a woodstove in a mobile home. Like others have said, it is almost impossible to keep distance to combustibles.

What I know of mobile homes is if they catch fire, you have 7 minutes. Not 7 minutes to get out, but 7 minutes before the home is gone.

Make sure you know the folks who are putting it in... because no professional ever would.

Maybe think of an outdoors place to put it, with shrouding to direct the heat inside, when the stove burns outside. A fan here or there.
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Re: wood burning heater

Postby Pitch1 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:22 am

Double wide is the same size as any house,don't understand the clearance concern
I live in a double wide. 2x6 studs, sheet rock wall, osb cladding with vinyl siding,asphalt roof. Not unlike a regular house.
2400 sq feet. We have a fireplace.

Mobile Home is not what it used to be, still not as good as a modern stick and brick, but certainly not the cracker box of old!
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