Environment regulations regarding wood burning stones
The objective of the regulation is to take care of the safety of users and also take care of the environment.
During installations, it advisable to do it correct to avoid fire and poisonous gases. Expert can help in installing to avoid any hazard when using wood burning.
Planning department should be notified of the installations as well carrying out of smoke test to find whether they are leakages in the chimney.
The heart should be made of an insulator such that heat does not damage the surrounding. It should be 250mm in thickness, and also be a distance of 150mm from the material underneath it. A notice of the installation should be fitted on the building where the chimney is being installed. In addition, there should be an alarm to alert leakage of carbon monoxide.
The ventilation of the stoves have to be easy combustion and also allow escape of gases. The stove should also have draught stabilizer to allow for air circulation. Chimney should always have linings so that poisonous gases do not escape to the air. For new chimneys, they should have flue liners and an insulator between the liner and the chimney. When using an old chimney, the flexible liners with no joints should be used.
The flue should allow gases to escape such that they don’t go back to the building. Therefore, the flue should be apart from the building. Regulation normally governs the length diameter and outlet heights. This also includes the distance flue is from the combustibles. For example, the flue should at reasonable distance from the roof of the building to avoid gases going into the building. As to the flue pipes, there are no regulations regarding the length of the flue pipe. All regulations are usually known a qualified installer and should be adhere to.