The wood stove is an architectural structure designed to light a fire. This heater has a smaller form of the fireplace and is suitable for small or minimalist dwellings. The wood stove has great benefits when winter comes as the heating room. But, with the passage of time this heater is rarely used as heating of the room because there is already an electronic temperature control. Currently, most wood stoves are only used as decoration to enhance the appearance of a room because of its attractive shape. Below we will explain the making of a wood stove for you who want to make it as a heater.
- Buy the wood stove
Find a wood stove that suits your room. Choose one with the right size according to the needs and size of the room. Generally, a larger wood stove will generate more heat when the stove is filled with wood burning.
- Determine a room in your home before you buy a wood stove
The wood stove serves as a heater of a room and generally, it is installed on the first floor of the house where you will spend most of the time there. To further maximize the efficiency of the wood stove, choose a place in a room with excellent insulation so that the heat from the stove is not lost through windows. Keep in mind that every wood stove requires a chimney. Consider this when you choose a place for the stove. If you plan to direct the chimney straight up, then avoid choosing a spot under one of the main floor buffers.
- Wood stove floor protection
For houses that have wood as floor coverings, then the owner should pay attention to the concept of wood stove that will be used to avoid the occurrence of fire. As we know that wood is a very flammable object. Therefore, homeowners should make floor protection on their wooden floors. Coating the walls and floors of wooden houses with cement plaster is the right choice. The cement plaster is not a good heat conductor like wood, so it can minimize the occurrence of accidents or fires. In order for the cement to stick on the wood floor, the floor should be installed wire mesh as commonly used for garden fences. Wire mesh attached to these wooden walls and floors will be a place to “hold” the plaster of cement and sand as thick as 1.5 cm.
This plaster layer can be made on the inside and also on the outer side of the wooden wall. The cement plaster can also be attached to tiles or ceramics. In addition to adding elements of beauty, the presence of porcelain coating also serves to fortify the walls or wood floors from flares.
- Add a heat shield
The heat shield works to protect flammable walls or reduce the risk of damage. The heat shield is usually made of metal sheets that are relatively easy to mount on the wall. Or you can also make the heat shield from tiles and ceramics arrangement. Check the local building requirements to see if any special permission is required to install the shield.
- Install a chimney and connect it to the wood stove
A chimney must be well insulated and made of non-flammable material. Chimneys mounted for wood stoves are usually made of special type isolated stainless steel pipe. Generally, a good chimney is the one that has a higher size and more straight.