Preston Trading Post

America's #1 Wood Stove Store. Award winning Furniture Store, too!

One of the world's largest wood stove dealers featuring Jotul, Hearthstone, Quadrafire, and more... est. 1974

Can I Install It Myself?

Many consumers possess the skills to install a stove or insert but the more important question is should you.  Probably the best answer today is no - for several reasons.   

  1. We are told that virtually all insurance companies today want to see evidence of professional installation before they will issue or renew a policy.  Check with your insurance agent first if you are planning to self-install.
  2. Even excellent carpentry and mechanical skills are not a substitute for experience and understanding the nuanced verbiage in codes and installation manuals.  It can be easy to make an installation error and that can be dangerous.
  3. If you plan to go ahead with a self-install, you'll need to contact 'the authority having jurisdiction' (usually your local building official), and obtain any permits lawfully required for the installation.  Again, we remind you to notify your insurance carrier.