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Q&A Jotul Stove - How to install

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Jun 10, 2004.

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

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    I am in the process of purchasing a home that has a Jotul stove installed. I am having trouble getting a permit for it as it was installed some 25 years ago- before there were local codes. The building inspector has said that if installation instructions can be provided for a stove of this type- he would go along with it. If not- the stove must be moved out- the chimney altered and the brickwork added on to. Can you please help? Any pertinent- older installation procedures would be a huge help. Thank you.



    Answer:

    The usual procedure when a stove does not have a label - listing or manual- is to install the stove to NFPA (National Fire Protection Assoc.) codes. He really shouldn't (or possibly legally can't) deny you a permit- but rather must make sure the installation conforms to "general" as opposed to specific standards.
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    There are some exception. Due to air quality and other concerns, certain states, counties and municipalities do not allow installation or use of older stoves.
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    There are some new articles dealing with clearances on our informational area at the link below.


    Link: Link to Jotul Web Site

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