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    • CommentAuthorchrig
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
     
    I'm just about to fit a small stove (6kw) in my living room and I've ripped out the old fireplace. I'm going to tile the alcove into which the stove will fit but the revealed brick is a little ropey.

    I'm wondering if it would be ok to line the surfaces with heat resistant gyproc before tiling? The stove will sit approx. 12cm from the wall. I know there is distance guidlines from combustible material but I'm guessing this will be ok?
    • CommentAuthorchuckey
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
     
    My builders merchants sell a thin(6MM) cementatious(Sp.?) board for this sort of job. Its b***** to cut,blunts saws. There is a useful saving in heat if you put some shiny foil behind your stove. Also there will be also be a heat loss through the register plate( the thing that seals your chimney flue).
    Frank
    • CommentAuthorchrig
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
     
    Thanks Chuckey. I was at B&Q and the guy there said the gyproc suit but there was some other stuff he said was better but more expensive. On closer inspection at the 'better' stuff it was for use with under-floor heating - it was much thinner than the gyproc so I was wondering if he was correct on that.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
     
    Don't use plasterboard, It would be OK but too only just OK to make it a reasonable choice.

    Either fireproof board (non asbestos cement board) or lime render would be far better.

    Do not use thermal board.
    • CommentAuthorchrig
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
     
    Thanks Tony - just to clarify, it was the fire retardant Gyproc, not the standard stuff but I think I'll go with something tougher in case.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
     
    even the fire retardant stuff is not a great idea.
    • CommentAuthorchrig
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
     
    Seem to be having great difficulty getting hold of any sort of fireproof board, tried all the local builders merchants around the area and none could help (Jewsons said they had something but after a 25 minute drive I discovered the half-wit on the phone had been offering fireproof rock wool! :angry:).

    Can anyone help/give any advice on what to look for?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
     
    You can tile on top of fireproof board but if you are tiling why not lime render the opening then stick the tiles on to that?
    • CommentAuthorchrig
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
     
    There were a lot of bricks to excavate and there's only a single layer left - some of the remaining bricks protrude too much but are too unstable to chip away at.

    As I can't seem to get hold of cement based board do you know if the glassroc can be tiled upon?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
     
    Yes it is good to tile on but best to tile on the back ( rougher side )
    • CommentAuthorchrig
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2008
     
    Thanks Tony :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorScarlett
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2008
     
    Google search 'skamolex'
    • CommentAuthorBluemoon
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2008
     
    The metal foil is a good idea. I had a Godin coal stove, about 4.5kW, set across a corner built of 135mm Celcon Solar blocks. The wall behind became too hot to hold, until I installed some of the foil/card designed for behind radiators. Then the wall behind the stove stayed cold.
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