Originally Posted by tugboater
Calling all wood stove people! I'm about to temporarily install ours so I can start framing for insulation without freezing my butt off. I'm not too far from securing the stove permanently & have a couple ideas to anchor it. My current plan is to bolt the feet through the metal floor, and maybe even fabricate a couple steel straps/brackets for added safety. I'm suddenly a bit more paranoid about a 130lb hunk of steel ripping through the bus in an accident.
Very interested in photos and experiences of those with similar concerns. I'll share mine when I get there!
When you bolt it through the floor -- bolt it to a length of angle iron or C -channel long enough to catch the sub frame in a couple places. Then you won't need any "and maybe even fabricate a couple steel straps/brackets
" showing or being in the way inside the bus. The thin gauge of the floor will not be strong enough. Especially if the floor has rusted on the seams along the wall etc.
Basically, compare it to how a modern car seat is mounted to the floor -- you're dealing with a similar load and foot-print.