Wood Heater Installation Details
For outside feed, Mikka sauna is placed tight to brick opening. Opening should be approx. 14" wide by 19" high.
This is preferred to a "long neck" wood burner where you are expected to brick around the neck.
- It is much easier to prepare the opening in advance. You do not have to set the stove in place and build around it.
- Brick is easier to access and repair should the need arise.
- Mikka provides a better “seal” between heater and outside. The long neck and collar make it difficult to brick up tight, so you tend to get more gaps.
- It is easier and safer to load the Mikka stove. The wider brick open provides good access. And the fire box is closer to you so you do not have to reach inside to load firewood.
Note: Instead of brick, some use metal stud & cement board for a