Tiny Wood Stove Resources
An index of resources to help you move forward with your tiny living project, no matter what stage you're on. No guide could ever replace personal service from someone who has seen it all, so feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have along the way.
Please excuse our dust as this guide is under construction. We'll be updating this page with new resources over the next few months. If you have any questions about your install, please shoot us an email at email@example.com.
Table of Contents
Planning Your Wood Stove Project
Wood stove project budgeting
How much does it actually cost to install a tiny wood stove? Review a few real-world examples and associated costs, so you can plan your project accordingly. Coming soon.
Heating Options for Small Spaces
Like a cup of hot chocolate or a warm bowl of soup. Fuzzy socks and sweaters. There's something about certain kinds of heat that just feel better than others. Learn about the physical, scientific reason why few people rave about their furnace the way people fall in love with their wood stoves. Read more.
Wood Stove Benefits
Choosing the Right Small Wood Stove
Traditional BTU calculators tend to overestimate the size of wood stove needed for small spaces. We built a BTU calculator specifically designed to size wood stoves for tiny homes, bus conversions, RVs, vans, yurts, sheds, tents, or other tiny structures. Try it here.
Popular Small Wood Stoves by Output
An apples-to-apples comparison of the most popular tiny stoves on the market, sorted by output. We recommend running your space through the BTU calculator first, then comparing stoves in the size that will fit your space.
Small Wood Stove Installation
Building a Wood Stove Hearth
Methods and materials for building a proper hearth under your stove. Options for attractive, low-cost, and lightweight materials, and techniques for building in spaces that move. Coming soon.
Flue Design Resources
The 3-2-10 Rule: Chimney Height Above the Roof
Chimney height is one of the critical factors affecting the performance of your wood stove, and whether your wood stove installation is safe. For traditional construction, the "3-2-10 Rule" is used to determine how high a chimney opening needs to be above the roof line. Read more.
Adapting a small stove to a larger flue size can be an attractive option if you are replacing an old stove and want to reuse the chimney system, if you're trying to cut costs by using locally available chimney pipe, or if local building codes require UL Listed Class A pipe. The acceptable flue sizes that can be used are limited by the type of installation and the stove's flue collar size. Read more.
Wood Stove Operation and Maintenance
Getting Started with Your New Wood Stove
Curing High-Temperature Paint
How and why to cure your stove's paint. Coming soon.
Wood Stove Cooking
Tips and techniques for cooking on your small wood stove. Coming soon.
Wood Stove Maintenance
Wood Stove Troubleshooting
Diagnosing common draft problems in small wood stove installations. Typical symptoms include smoke leaking out of the stove, difficulty starting or maintaining a fire, poor burn efficiency, and insufficient heat produced from the stove. Coming soon.
What to do if you have a lingering chemical odor when using your stove after installation. Coming soon.
Possible causes and solutions for a small stove that is producing less heat than it should. Coming soon.
Diagnosing and repairing water leakage and condensation issues. Coming soon.
If you aren't sure about any part of your installation, please get in touch! We are here to help however we can. You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 208-352-3417, or use the contact form below.