DVC500 at last wrote:
stokerstove wrote:I didn't even get to the building code part since I was shot down right away by the ins. Co. I think I'll check this out anyway.
The utility room/boiler room ideas are good as is re-phrasing the term "Coal Stove" or "Stoker".
Just wish there was a reasonable person with a little common sense you could talk to at these companies.
Thanks for the replies.
Yeah, ask your building inspector first: Make your suggestions and show him a scaled drawing, as to where you WANT to install it, and ask him what it would take to "Make it so". He should be more than happy to review your floor plan, and make suggestions that the insurance company should agree with.
Also, an architect could draw this up to code for you too.
And, you can always get a different insurance company
Still many options you could pursue...
The insurance compnay rules are often more strict than local building codes and in fact, just because something meets code does not mean the insurance company has to insure it. Hey, this is capitalism, if you don't like it, self insure by posting a fidelity bond to satify the mortgage company or find another company that will allow you to do what you want.