dont freak out yet - read. i understand you cant put a solid fuel appliance in a garage. but what makes a "garage" a garage, and not a "mechanical" room? i've been searching here for a while and cant quite figure this one out. my "garage" is hardly a garage. before i bought the house, at least one third of the garage was taken to make the kitchen bigger. so my garage is approximetly 7' wide by maybe 10' long. these garages are really funny too...my nieghbor still has a full size garage. you have to pull your car in, because there is a cut out in the wall for you to open the drivers door. passenger has to get out before you pull into the garage. but anyways - is my garage still a garage because it has a big overhead door, and enough space to fit some bikes and a ton of wood pellets? or is my garage no longer a garage because you can not fit a car in it? i am not trying to be a smartass or anything like that, and not planning on doing anything illegal either. but i will post my findings when i speak with the building inspector. if i were able to put a wood boiler in this room, vs my basement, it would greatly widen my options.