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protecting Wooden Floor

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My girlfriend and I are building our first 8" system in our cold and rented house in Italy. To protect the wooden floor we builded the combustion unit (made with firebrick) above 6" of empty bricks (of which i post the picture) filled with vermiculite. We layed this insulation right above the wood of the floor and we are a little worried about the amount of heat that could reach the floor. Do you think that we have done enough not to burn the house?
Thanks to everybody
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Marco Cirillo : Welcome to permies.com and a big Welcome to the Permies Rocket and Wood Stove Forum/Threads. Please go to
- ' villagevideo.org/products/rmh/scenes ' - and watch the whole series, this is the only safe way to build on a wood floor

You are aware that the 30 feet of Cob Thermal Mass Bench and the burner itself will weigh more than 5 tons, and you should brace
up the floor from underneath ?

Yours in haste Big Al !
I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you - Fred Rogers. Tiny ad:
Heat your home with the twigs that naturally fall of the trees in your yard
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