The stove is about 2'x2', and I will place in a 4'x4' box. The stove pipe will be in the back of the box, and will need to go through the hardiboard into a thimble, then will attach to a triple wall chimney. The mantel will be on the on top of the stove, and I will do a noncombustible surround of the stove that the mantel will sit on. Tell me more about the ceramic fiber blanket. I see that it is noncombustible, and is used in kilns, etc.
Thanks for the help!
The stove is 2 yrs old. so will be fine with clearances on the sides and back. The distance to combustibles on the top is 54", and I need to reduce to 24", and that is the hottest part of the stove. I will need to have the stove out 7" into the living room as well, so the whole front of the wall will be hot, so the metal studs will be necessary. I am trying to ensure that I meet code and won't have a fire, so if it's overkill, I am willing. Even with the noncombustibles, the heat will go through into wood, so I want to ensure that over time, nothing will get hot enough to ignite in the wall.
Thanks for the help