How can I cover up cut out laminate around a gas woodstove's feet?

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How can I cover up cut out laminate around a gas woodstove's feet? We were unable to remove stove.


q how can i cover up cut out laminate around a gas woodstove s feet
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  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Aug 11, 2018

    Hi Kelly! Not sure why you were unable to remove the stove?!? Can it be lifted to put a heat resistant slate tile hearth below it?

    • Kelly OBrien Kelly OBrien on Aug 12, 2018

      Thanks "Elizabeth. Normally there should be give enough to move the stove. The contractor and floor were ready to go when we realized the stove can't even budge. I recently purchased this cottage- new floors were a necessity. As time was of the essence and the stove is a necessary part of this 3 season sunroom. We decided to work around it and figure out a decorative cover afterwards.

  • Bessie Ashby Bessie Ashby on Aug 11, 2018

    If you are not wanting to use it any more what I did with mine , I put 3 pieces of real wood sticks in it and then partially buried some auto 6 hr on and off battery candles in it. I did this around Thanksgiving and it lasted til sometime in January and gave us a nice feel and we love that it wasn't just setting there doing nothing.

    I made a 2 inch box around the bottom of mine and added some pinecones and a little fake ivy to it just to soften it up.

  • Kelly OBrien Kelly OBrien on Aug 12, 2018

    I very much need to use this gas stove. Thanks Bessie. I like your box idea. perhaps I'll do a seasonal box. beachy in the summer and pine cones in the winter.

  • Barb Barb on Aug 12, 2018

    I think jacks could have been used to move it up by a quarter of an inch to slide the tiles under. No need to move it out of the way, just up.

    • Kelly OBrien Kelly OBrien on Aug 12, 2018

      Thanks,

      I wish it had been that easy.

      As mentioned above it was unmovable and the decision was based on time . My inquiry is looking for a fix going forward not backward. But I appreciate the input.

  • Diane Coverdale Diane Coverdale on Aug 13, 2018

    Would it have been possible to temporarily remove a section of the stovepipe and then move the stove to lay in the flooring? This can still be done. The piping isn't installed as being permanent since it gets replaced over time.

  • Erin Erin on Aug 13, 2018

    Do the feet get hot?

    I’m wondering if you could pour resin around the feet as fill in.

    Can you cut a bit of stove pipe at the top to raise it up and then piece the flooring back in?

  • Kelly OBrien Kelly OBrien on Aug 20, 2018

    No , the feet do not get hot. Unfortunately the owner who originally had it installed allowed it to be permanently adhered to the floor and the one piece pipe has some kind of adhesive to the stove and ceiling. It will quite a mess to move it, then to fix it. ( my lighting fixtures in the house were similar- some DIY are not so great), this is why the floor installation had this outcome.

    I was thinking of something on top of the floor like a disc per foot or a solid skirting or the box idea is a good one.

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