How to handle very heavy Wood Stove on new Laminate Flooring

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Old 11-01-10, 08:59 AM
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How to handle very heavy Wood Stove on new Laminate Flooring

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We have "rolling hearth" on which sits a 270 pound stove. The hearth itself weight 50 pounds. I built it with 5 "three wheel casters" screwed to the bottom of the hearth so that when the pellet stove needs moving, we can move it easily.

Now my question is this after the floor is installed, I plan on laying down a temp rug runner to move the stove back to it's room corner location. if an object like this sits stationary on the new floor for long periods of time six months or more will the weigh of it end up putting any indentations in the flooring?

Once I figure out how to post picture attachment I will post picture of hearth and casters.

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Old 11-01-10, 09:17 AM
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Once I figure out how to post picture attachment I will post picture of hearth and casters.

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Here are pictures of wheel casters and stove that should have been in my post

First picture is of stove and hearth. Second picture is floor level of casters.

Pellet Stove and Hearth :: Pellet Stove and Hearth picture by millhouselives - Photobucket


http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z425/millhouselives/Pellet%20Stove%20and%20Hearth/IMG_0178.jpg
 

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What would be the problem of using a piece, cut to size, of plywood. Let the wheels put the "dent" in the plywood, doubt if it would transfer thru to the laminate floor. If it raises the platform too much off of the floor, a piece of trim would solve that???
 
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for you suggestion I may just put piece plywood and then cover that with rug. I have to also be careful on how much I raise the stove in total since it's venting pipes run straight from back of stove thru outside wall of house and there is not a lot of play there.
 
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