coalkirk wrote:Yes, I've go too much time on my hands today. I'll keep this updated when I hear back.
steamup wrote:From the 2400 Window Pellet Unit owner's manual on the US stove website:
"Your Pellet heater has been safety tested and listed to ASTM E 1509-04 and ULC S627-00, by Intertek Testing
Services in Portland, Oregon, USA."
ULC is Underwriters Laboratory Canada
A little pricey but the perfect "redneck" appliance.
ONEDOLLAR wrote:I wonder if NAFTA night have something something to do with all of this? Certification/Testing in Canada is good for the US and vice versa? Possible? Just a thought...
From NAFTA "The U.S. and Mexico agreed to establish procedures for accepting results from testing facilities in the territory of another NAFTA country for use in the conformity assessment of telecommunications equipment. This will allow a manufacturer to test a product only once and then have the test results accepted in other NAFTA countries. This can particularly save costs for smaller manufacturers."
coalkirk wrote:THe UL claim should be removed from Northerns website by Friday morning, per an email I just received from them.
I'm On Fire wrote:I'm not 100% sure but I think having an ASTM rating is just as good as a UL rating. UL is not the only ratings agency in the country, the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) is the other big agency. I believe that as long as the appliance has a rating from either agency it's OK. I think the same applies for ULC ratings as well. UL Canada is still part of UL and they follow the same testing practices and standards.
Again, I'm not 100% sure, I couldn't find anything online to confirm this. I'll see if I can find anything at work.