Originally Posted by squire1
... to line the opening with slate or tiles or something. Would this make a difference?
I have installed a multifuel stove in an old Victorian fireplace and it has a good 20cm to the sides, about 15 to the back and 40/50cm above. I was led to believe that they are much more efficient if they are out in the open so to speak because then they heat the air all around them rather than just in front. However, of course this makes them more dangerous for pets/children.
I would be interested in finding out if lining the walls to the side and behind of the stove would make a difference to "throwing the heat out" more into the room? I was half thinking of ceramic tiles because of the space shuttle etc but was also thinking that firebricks could work too.