first thing you should do is call the fore dept. and ask for the
regional fire inspector or call your insurance company who would have
all the safety / installation codes for your town - thats what i did.
Be sure that you have the make / model of your stove
On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 14:04:53 -0400, someone wrote:
towards the middle of the house for beter heat utilization) but why
would it not be legal?
A single family residential property is not subject to the stringent
egress passage widths of a place of public assembly. You WILL have
enough room to get past it, right???
Why wouldn't it be legal? Because the emit smoke. Some places
specify a use of stoves with only a certain level of efficiency. Some
places just plain make it illegal to use wood stoves and fireplaces
and the thus the building department will not allow installation. All
depends on where you live.
In a previous post Bill Bonde ( ``Soli Deo Gloria'' ) says...
Actually in some instances it does make sense. In the Puget Sound Basin
it is not unusual to get "stagnant air" days when all pollutants are
trapped against the ground. People are asked to only use a woodstove if
it is one's sole source of heat. No matter how good a wood stove you
might have, it still doesn't burn as clean as fuel oil or natural gas.
BTW, I heat with wood whenever possible, but I use my furnace on those
"stagnant air" days.
The Q was, if it was legal to install the stove in THE FOYER,
specifically. NOT if it was illegal to have a wood stove anywhere in
the house in their town.
Why would emissions laws be different for stoves in the foyer as
compared to in say the living room? That was the Q.
You should think hard about where to put a wood stove. I should be located
where the heat rises, then, rising, spreads to rooms you want to heat. You
also need to compare heated area vs btu output of the stove. Before you
check with local codes for legality, you should get expert advice on best
place, quite aside from aesthetic considerations, as in, "where would it
look best". Also, with woodstoves, I find the newsgroup alt.energy.homepower
very helpful, as they handle thousands of woodstove queries.
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