Can I install a wood burning stove in my mobile home?

Yes, you can, provided certain conditions are met.  The first thing to do, is to make sure the stove has been tested and approved by HUD (Housing & Urban Development) to be installed into a mobile or manufactured home.  Other items include: 1) An outside air kit must be installed.  2) The stove most be permanently fastened to the floor.  3) There will likely be increased clearance requirements for the connector pipe, the stove to combustibles and hearth requirements for this type of installation.  Be sure to check the owner’s manual.  4) The stove cannot be installed in a bedroom.  5) The appliance must be grounded to the chassis of the mobile home.

Below is a list of fireplace and grill stores that service Virginia (VA)

Manassas, VA

Winston's Chimney Service
11301 Industrial Road
Manassas, VA 20109

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Mechanicsville, VA

Hearth & Home Shoppe
8151 Mechanicsville Tpk
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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Roanoke, VA

Dixie Building Products Inc.
3342 Melrose Ave NW
Roanoke, VA 24017

For more information, contact your local fireplace and grill store..

2 Responses

  1. Kim Jacobson Jacobson
    Can I legaly install a wood stove in my mobile home in mobile home park? The lease says no fireplaces or fire pits. My electric heat bill is running $500 a month to heat and I'm disabled and cold. I've been running wood stoves since I've been 10 years old. 40 years... I've been in fire before and lost every in apartment complex I know safety of wood stoves.
    • Dominique Page
      Hello! Thanks for reaching out. Some stoves are approved for Mobile Home. In your situation, by code, you are allowed to use a Mobile Home Approved Woodstove. The only part I do not know is your 'park management', if they allow it or not. Now, you are correct, wood heat provides great savings, and it is more comfortable! All the best!

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