As heating costs rise, people are looking for alternate means of fuel to heat their homes. One method of heating the home is through the use of wood burning stoves. When you live in a mobile home, you can install a wood burning stove in your home. However, you must follow wood burning stove regulations as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The stove must be one that is tested in a laboratory run by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Evidence of this testing is a metal tag affixed to the stove, stating that it is approved for use in a mobile home.
If you are going to install a wood burning stove, you need to install a prefabricated chimney that is designed for use in mobile homes. This chimney needs to be attached directly to the stove and installed properly.
Ducting must be installed in the mobile home that allows outside air into the inlet of the wood stove.
The wood stove in a mobile home must be secured to the floor. This is because the mobile home is not fixed to the ground like a conventional house or, if it is on a foundation, it can be buffeted by the wind.