Woodstove or pellet stove installation.
Before you can use your Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliance, an inspection is required. Please ensure that the following criteria have been met before contacting the Fire Hall for an inspection
- Installed in Principal Building.
- Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliance meets the particulate emission requirements of the Canadian Standard or the US Standard.
- Complies with manufacturer's installation instructions and the BC Building Code, BC Fire Code, and CAN/CSA - B365 Standard.
- Installed smoke alarms.
- Installed Carbon Monoxide Detector.
- Clearances supplied by the manufacturer must be followed.
- Appliances installed in mobile homes must be approved for such installations.
- Flue pipe clearance is 18" or according to the manufacturer.
- Longitudinal seams are on the sides or on top of the flue pipe.
- No more than two 90-degree elbows.
- The male end of the flue pipe must attach to the stove.
- Joints in flue pipes, including the connections to the appliance and the chimney, must be made with at least three screws.
- The flue pipe may be reduced in diameter from the flue collar, but not increased.
- Pellet stove vent joints should be sealed with foil taped or proper silicone sealant.
- A flue pipe must be sloped upwards towards the chimney at least 1/4" per foot (20 mm per meter) of horizontal run
- A single wall flue pipe may not exceed 10 feet (3 meters) in total length
- Wood-burning appliances must be connected to a certified factory-built chimney approved for use with the appliance or connected to a masonry chimney conforming with the BC Building Code
- Chimneys must be inspected at least once every 12 months and cleaned as often as necessary to prevent the accumulation of more than 3 mm (1/8") of soot or creosote
- If shielding is being used, it must be 7/8" from combustibles and attached by noncombustible spacers. Shielding placed directly against the wall is not acceptable
- Shielding must be between 1" and 3" from the floor
- Shielding must extend 18" beyond the sides of the appliance and 20" above the appliance
- The floor pad must extend 8" beyond the sides and back of the appliance and 18" beyond the front of the appliance. For pellet stoves, follow the manufacturer's recommendations
- Floor pads cannot have any combustible material exposed