It depends on whether it has already been certified. If not, it should be deleted. Oregon law only requires that a furnace be NEVER certified, which means it would have a certification mark. Essentially, any furnace sold as new before about 1991 is not certified, with the exception of a few furnaces that were part of Oregon`s DEQ certification program in the late 1980s. So if you see a certification label on the back, it can stay. The Heat Smart Act does not require the wood or pellet stove to be on the current list of EPA certified stoves. This list refers to NEW ovens. If you`re not sure if the stove has already been certified, check out the EPA`s list of certified wood stoves (they call them radiators). Then you will find the link to the previously certified ovens on the right side. Sell non-certified stoves on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Next Door or a classified ad. Sale of uncertified used stoves in garage sales and flea markets. Sale of non-compliant stoves (those that are not EPA certified) for permanent installation in houses or apartments. Every year, before the heating season, check and thoroughly clean your chimney and stove pipe and make any necessary repairs.
More frequent checks are recommended if you accumulate creosote and soot. Bay Area Air Quality Management District (San Francisco), CA – If the district issues a “Spare the Air winter alert,” it is illegal to burn wood. As of November 1, 2016, new construction can no longer include the installation of wood-burning appliances, including EPA-certified fireplaces, wood stoves or inserts or pellet appliances. Green wood does not burn well and the amount of energy available in green wood is 60% less than the amount of energy available in dry wood. Seasonal green wood for at least six months. Protect wood from rain or snow with a blanket so it doesn`t absorb moisture. These EPA standards govern the manufacture and sale of wood stoves and certain built-in wood-burning fireplaces built after 1988. Floor protection is the other critical area to consider when installing the stove. The National Fire Protection Association`s recommendation regarding the extent and nature of protection of combustible floors under stoves is presented in Table 2.
If the stove is listed, install it according to the manufacturer`s instructions. Check local building codes for details on the type of soil protection and acceptable distances. Cover floor protection materials with non-combustible materials such as brick, stone or tile to improve appearance. An essential part of operations is knowing what to do in an emergency situation caused by a chimney fire. A chimney fire occurs when creosote ignites in the chimney and burns quickly and warmly. A chimney fire is not difficult to detect. These are flames and sparks coming from the top of the chimney, a roar similar to that of a jet engine, the stove pipe glows warm red and vibrations or beats of the stove pipe. It usually has a short duration but is very hot and can seriously damage the chimney and, in some cases, the house extremely. While waiting for firefighters to arrive, you can help control the fire by closing the furnace traction fins and the fixed damper in the stove pipe.
I live in Oregon. Does my wood stove need to be removed if I sell my home? A 24-gauge ventilated metal thimble must be at least 12 inches larger than the stove pipe. (It can be made by a local sheet metal company or a plumber.) A baked metal or refractory clay thimble must be surrounded by at least eight inches of masonry or equivalent fire-resistant material. Otherwise, all combustible materials must be cut into the wall to provide at least 18 inches of space on all sides of the pipe. The material used to close this opening must be non-flammable and insulating. Split wood for wort before storage dries in less time and burns more evenly. Apple, red oak, sugar maple, beech and ironwood have the best calorific values, according to the University of Maine Extension Service. Washington State has different requirements for installing wood and pellet stoves than Oregon. Here are some links to information. Check the furnace installation at least once a year to ensure that there are no hazards from the furnace and that distances from combustible surfaces are maintained.
It is important to check the stove pipe used in the connection of the chimney. The stove pipe is exposed to high temperatures and corrodes over time. It should be inspected and replaced regularly if it appears to corrode beyond safety limits. Southwest Clean Air Agency, WA (Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania and Wahkiakum County) – During periods of stagnant air or temperature inversions, the SWCAA may issue incineration bans. A Level 1 burning ban prohibits the use of all uncertified fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts. Uncertified units are usually older than 1990 and do not have a certification label on the back of the device. Any combustion outside is also prohibited. A Level 2 burning ban bans all wood heating systems, including certified appliances. Any combustion outside is also prohibited. When an old, long, unused brick chimney is put back into service for use with a wood stove, check it carefully to make sure it is still safe to use. If it does not have tile coating, add a stainless steel stove pipe along the entire length of the chimney. Check with the home inspector or fire department about such a system.
What do we do after removing the uncertified oven? Dry, well-seasoned wood not only minimizes the risk of creosote formation, but also ensures the most effective fire. Albuquerque, NM – City Wood Burning Ordinance 9-5-4.1 and incineration restrictions. In Oregon, it is illegal to remove an uncertified wood stove once it has been removed. The removal may result from the installation of a new stove, or if it is necessary when selling a house. See Oregon Heat Smart For Clean Air laws below. Examples of illegal activities include: Be sure to open the registry near the stove before starting a fire. (If you have a second, higher one, it can stay open, just for emergencies.) If the wood stove is a built-in fireplace, the certification sticker will be hidden in the fireplace (behind the panel) on the back of the stove. The first step is to consult the EPO website at the above address. If it is not possible to check the EPO website, contact a certified and licensed chimney sweep or the after-sales service of the retail chimney product store. Often they can check if the oven is certified without looking for the label, but if direct observation of the certification sticker is required, they will need to remove the oven to look for the label. A list of stove stores can be found in the dealer locator. Can I have the wood stove tested or certified? In the case of a brick chimney, the stove pipe should be extended through the chimney wall to the inside, but not beyond.
Use high-temperature cement to attach the pipe to the masonry. Using the right wood is the best protection against the build-up of creosote, an oily substance produced by incomplete combustion, on the chimney extractor lining. A spark can ignite creosote and cause an extremely hot and dangerous fire. If a furnace is not listed, follow the National Fire Protection Association`s recommendations (see Table 1) for fuel release. However, each of these recommendations will be replaced by local building codes. Check with your local building inspector to see what discharge standards are applied in your area. A second shock absorber higher in the vertical part of the stove pipe is recommended in order to be able to turn off the stove in case of a chimney fire. You can have it made by a local sheet metal company or plumber. When buying a used stove, check it carefully for cracks or other defects.
Legs, hinges, gratings and traction slats should also be carefully inspected. The proper functioning of an oven improves efficiency and reduces creosote problems. A small warm fire is the most effective way to burn wood. Add small amounts of wood to the stove at a time and operate the train control in at least half open position.