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Allowable clearance to sliding door.

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by RALPH125, Jul 29, 2008.

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  1. RALPH125

    RALPH125 New Member

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    Just picked up the Simpson Vent kit for my Englander-25 stove.

    It mentions the NFPA211 clearances as being at least 4 feet horizontally from a door or window opening.

    Where I planned on having the the vent exit is about 32 inches from the edge of a sliding door.

    This side of the door though--is the fixed part of the slider---it doesn't move--it won't open.
    Distance to the moving part of the slider is over 4 feet.

    Can I locate the vent pipe where I plan or am breaking the rules?...........

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  2. BubbRubb

    BubbRubb New Member

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    I shouldn't be responding as I can't provide you with a definitive answer. However, logic tells me that you should be able to. It says "door or window opening" and the part you are talking about never opens. I know from other window clearances that you can have them closer than recommended if the window doesn't open.
  3. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    Call your local Zoning Official or Fire Dept. Easier to find out now than once you pull out the sawzall.

    Eric
  4. cncpro

    cncpro New Member

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    Where I live the inspector will accept a window that's too close as long as it is screwed shut and therefore inoperable. The inoperable portion of your slider shouldn't be a problem but definitely stroke the inspector's ego and ask first...
  5. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    I`d check first with local officials because some slider door panels can be reversed and if the inspector wants to be a real PITA he will not consider the stationary panel for fear of the next purchaser reversing the door.
    Good luck.
  6. RALPH125

    RALPH125 New Member

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    I called Englander tech support this am to see if this had come up before...they said it was a grey area that could vary with the building inspector.

    Fortunately-when I checked with the bld inspector-he said that he considered the fixed side of the slider to not really be an opening--it was a fixed panel & I could install the stove as I planned,

    Good call Bubbrub....................................thx-Ralph
  7. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    Great! Good luck with the install.
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