PLANNING YOUR INSTALLATION
QUESTIONS TO ASK LOCAL BUILDING OFFICIAL
A correct installation is critical and imperative for reduc -
ing fire hazards and perilous conditions that can arise
when wood burning appliances are improperly installed.
The installer must follow all of the manufacturers’ in-
The installation of a wood burning appliance must con-
form to local codes and applicable state and federal re-
quirements. Familiarity with these requirements before
installation is essential. Important considerations to dis-
cuss with local building officials include:
1. Applicable codes (i.e. Uniform Mechanical Code,
State or Regional Codes)
Electrical codes: Optional Blower Assemblies have
a flexible electrical cord that must be electrically
grounded per local codes or per electrical codes:
In USA, NEC, ANSI/NFPA 70-1987
In Canada, CSA C22.1
WARNING: ELECTRICAL GROUNDING IN-
STRUCTIONS: THIS APPLIANCE IS EQUIPPED
WITH A THREE-PRONG (GROUNDING) PLUG
FOR YOUR PROTECTION AGAINST SHOCK
HAZARD AND SHOULD BE PLUGGED DIRECTLY
INTO A PROPERLY GROUNDED THREE-PRONG
RECEPTACLE. DO NOT CUT OR REMOVE THE
GROUNDING PRONG FROM THIS PLUG.
2. Local amendments?
3. Is a permit required – cost? (You may wish to con-
tact your insurance company to ask if they require
4. Rooms where the installation is not allowed?
Since there are always several potential sources of fire
in any home, we recommend installing smoke detectors.
If possible, install the smoke detector in a hallway adja-
cent to the room (to reduce the possibility of occasional
false activation from the heat produced by the stove). If
your local code requires a smoke detector be installed
within the same room, you must follow the requirements
of your local code. Check with your local building de-
partment for requirements in your area.
NOTE – This appliance is NOT approved for installa-
tion into a Manufactured (Mobile) Home in Canada
or the US.