How Much Does It Cost To Install Small Wood Stove Heating?


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Small Wood Stove Heating Costs

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The wood-burning stove is traditional stove heating. In most cases either wood or coal can be burned.

You will find that the cost to install average small wood stove heating depends upon the unit size and heating capacity, decorative finish-grade, accessories, installation preparation and special requirements, and the labor rate.

In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able DIY person should expect to save by performing the installation.

Small wood stove: provide and install the unit in a wood-frame house. Include all related materials, supplies, transport, equipment, finish-trim, final adjustments, and clean-up.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Basic: install the small cast-iron cooking range with four 8" lift-out cook lids for top loading of firewood. $424 each 1 $424
Upgrade Moderate: additional to Basic; provide and install a 6" ceiling/roof flue-pipe with all termination, mounting, and trim pieces. $509 each 1 $509
Upgrade Deluxe: additional to Moderate; provide and install a 40" six-sided decorative Tartara Tile Floor Hearth. $413 each 1 $413
Material Cost $1,346 each 1 $1,346
+ Labor Cost (Basic) $38 per hour 3 $114
+ Labor Cost (Moderate) $38 per hour 3 $114
+ Labor Cost (Deluxe) $38 per hour 1 $38
Total Cost $1,612 each 1 $1,612

Other considerations and costs

  • Labor cost will rise with a “hidden” installation in a finished environment.
  • These prices are for service in the immediate area of the provider.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.

DIY considerations

  • This product is often supplied with DIY instructions.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

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  • New York, NY$1,867
  • Bronx, NY$1,534
  • Brooklyn, NY$1,278
  • Philadelphia, PA$1,595
  • Washington, DC$1,384
  • Atlanta, GA$1,252
  • Miami, FL$1,139
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$1,193
  • Minneapolis, MN$1,399
  • Chicago, IL$1,630
  • Houston, TX$1,682
  • San Antonio, TX$1,129
  • Austin, TX$1,278
  • Denver, CO$1,080
  • Phoenix, AZ$1,139
  • Las Vegas, NV$1,251
  • Los Angeles, CA$1,409
  • San Diego, CA$1,279
  • San Jose, CA$1,545
  • Seattle, WA$1,131

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