Tips on safe and legal stove installs

Safe install

  1. BHoller
    When installing a solid fuel heating appliance there are several sets of standards that should be considered to ensure a safe install.

    The first thing to do is determine if what you have is a listed appliance. If it is it will have an identification and listing plate attached to it somewhere.

    That plate will give you some basic install guidelines you will need to refer to the owners manual to get a more in-depth set of guidelines. The manufacturers instructions for a listed appliance override codes.

    If it is an unlisted appliance refer to nfpa 211 for the standards for that type of install.

    You also need to be sure your venting system is up to the task of safely exhausting the products of combustion. And protecting your home from that heat.

    To find those standards for a masonry chimney go to chapter 10 of the most recent version of IRC. If that chimney has a stainless liner refer to that manufacturers instructions.

    In the case of a prefab chimney refer to the chimney manufacturers instructions.
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Recent Reviews

  1. Dumf
    Dumf
    1/5,
    Incomplete with no info on existing flues and DIY flues.
    Better detailed specs from real chimney installers and manufacturers like ICC and Selkirk.
    The mfr instructions are easy to follow and safe.
    I've installed 4 Selkirk stove to roof systems in the past years for wood stove heating....no problems/
    1. BHoller
      Author's Response
      Yes I agree is is totally incomplete. But the only way to make it complete would be link to every chimney liner connector pipe and stove manufacturers instructions as well as code for masonry chimneys and unlisted appliances. This really isn't that complicated just find all applicable recourses and follow them. And yes selkirks instructions are pretty good. Their pipe isn't the easiest to work with but it is decent quality especially if you get one of their better lines.
  2. Well Seasoned
    Well Seasoned
    5/5,
    I like this so far!