Is my mantle getting too hot? Forums Home
Jan 22, 2010 That is an oft-quoted separation between various types of heat shields and combustibles such as walls, mantles, etc. Typically wood stove manufacturers specify that 1 inch separation. Amazingly, the heat shield usually allows you to decrease to 1/2 or even 1/3 of minimum separation without the shields. I have a mantle heat shield, it works great!