Dwarf Heat Shield

$175.00$195.00

The Dwarf Heat Shield kit reduces clearances by 50% from the back and sides of your Dwarf Stove.  This easy-to-install kit attaches directly to the accessory mounting points on the Dwarf 3kW Standard, Dwarf 4kW, or Dwarf 5kW wood stove.

Note: The Dwarf Heat Shield Kit reduces the required clearances from the sides and back of the stove ONLY. If you are using single-wall pipe, you may need some additional shielding for the pipe in order to safely use the minimum clearances around the stove. See our article on How to Build Heat Shields for options to reduce clearances around stovepipe.

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Three-piece heat shield constructed of 11 and 18 gauge steel and coated with high temp black powder coating.  Reduces required clearances to 8″ from the sides and 9″ from the back of the stove body.  Made in USA.

The shield stands 1″ away from the sides and back of the stove.  Clearances are measured from the stove body (behind the shield) to the nearest combustible material in all directions.

Includes three panels (left, right, and rear) with mounting brackets, required hardware, and an allen wrench.  Stove sold separately.

Installation instructions.

 

Compatibility

Works with the Direct Air kit, Tall Legs, and Wood Storage Stand accessories.

Does not work with the rear exit option unless you cut a hole in the shield.  Does not work with the Dwarf 3kW LITE or legacy Dwarf models unless you drill your own mounting holes in the stove body.  If you’re not sure which model you have, check the left or right side of the stove for the four allen head accessory mounting screws.  If there are none, you’ll need to drill your own holes.

 

⚠ Warning: California Proposition 65

Use of this product can expose you to chemicals including soot, creosote, wood dust, and wood smoke containing carbon monoxide, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.  For more information, visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

 

Weight 15 oz
Size

Dwarf 3kW Standard, Dwarf 4kW, Dwarf 5kW

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  1. Question

    Amy

    Will you have an option for rear exit flues? Unfortunately I am unable to use the top of the stove exit for my flue.

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    • Dan

      Dan

      Amy-

      Good question! This kit is designed to use the top exit out of the box, but you do have some options if you want to use a rear exit.

      To use a rear exit with the current heat shield, you can cut a hole in the rear of the shield for the pipe to pass through. If you do that, you may want to use an insulated tee as your rear exit instead of the standard single-wall rear exit kit. The clearances required for the single-wall rear exit kit would likely negate the benefit of using the heat shield kit unless you added additional shielding around the pipe.

      Alternatively, if you want to use the heat shield kit on just the sides of the stove and not use it on the back, you can just assemble the kit without adding the rear panel. That would leave the rear of the stove clear to accept a rear exit kit. Again, you’d want to be mindful of the clearances required around the pipe and the rear of the stove, and you may need to add some custom shielding to the pipe.

      Depending on the level of interest, we may add some additional products in the future like pre-fabricated heat shields for pipes, as well as a different rear panel for the heat shield kit to use with a rear exit. However, it may be some time before those are available. In the meantime, cutting single-wall pipe in the next size up works great for making pipe-mounted shields.

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    • Lynn

      Can you install only the rear heat shield not the sides?

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    • Dan

      Dan

      Amy-

      Good question. The way that Dwarf Heat Shield Kit is designed, the side shields attach to the sides of the stove, and then the back panel attaches to the side panels. So there’s no straightforward way of installing the rear panel without the side panels.

      That’s not to say that an attached heat shield couldn’t be mounted to the rear, only that the Dwarf Heat Shield Kit does not do that out of the box. Others have made custom rear-attached shields with success using off-the-shelf 24 gauge (or thicker) steel. There are available mounting points on the rear of the stove (threaded M6 1.0) that you could use if you wanted to build a custom shield.

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  2. Question

    Carl Raymond

    Is the heat shield kit include three shields or one plus hardware?

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    • Dan

      Dan

      Carl-

      Thanks for the question! The Dwarf Heat Shield kit includes three panels (left side, right side, and back), and all the hardware required to install it on the stove it’s designed for (current generation Dwarf 3kW Standard, Dwarf 4kW, or Dwarf 5kW).

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    kevin

    Does it work with The Dwarf 3kw LITE?

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      Dan

      Thanks for the question, Kevin. The Dwarf 3kW LITE is the same size and output as the Dwarf 3kW Standard, so the heat shield is the right size and would be equally effective. But the 3kW LITE does not come with accessory mounting points like the 3kW Standard does. So if you want to install a heat shield on your 3kW LITE, you’ll need to drill/tap some holes in the stove body to mount it.

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