WOODSTOVE INSTALLATION PHOTOS IN THE PHOTO GALLERY for Paradigm Shift (last page, Woodstove Installation.)
This is how I installed a woodstove in my bus. Not counting design time, I have about 40 hours of work involved in this project (which I desperately need with winter coming on!) I fired the stove last night (fresh stove paint STINKS and SMOKES!) and it will run you out of the house pretty quickly when stoked up. I banked it back and let it burn out in about 3 hours, but the stove gave off heat for a good while. The stove is in the middle of the bus, but it heats both ends quite well!
I constructed a hearth made from a plywood base topped with 1/2" cement board (for tile work), and trimmed with 1x2" firring strips (cheap). I need to put rocks down on the hearth yet.
The stovepipe and the fresh air intake were designed to fit within the existing window frame WITH NO MODIFICATION TO THE FRAME. I can take it apart and have a fully functioning window again.
I had to make 4 brackets to hold the legs down to the floor. The brackets are bent from 1 1/4" x 1/8" steel; bolted to the legs with two 1/4" bolts; and bolted to the floor with 3/8" bolts.
I built a heat shield for the wall next to the stove (photos later). It is a 1/2" cementboard 2' x 3' bolted 1.5 inches off the wall, and then there are two layers of cheap roofing steel on top, inverted on each other so as to make air channels (the steel extends past the cement board for a few inches on each end. I need to put a heat shield over the stovepipe and along the bulkhead behind the stovepipe.