UncleDoDat wrote:Hey, guys, Hope everyone's enjoying there summer. As some of you may know I am eagerly awaiting my very own Herald #6. Tomorrow I was scheduled to have a "Class 2" chimney inspection. As opposed to a (Class 1) I still don't know the difference other than the price. One cost $199.00 & the other cost $349.00 Well, the son of the owner of Flame Tech just called and basically said that the liability to install one of these stoves is too great. Mind you this is the same snot nosed kid that came out to my home when I was attempting to have a pellet stove installed He talked me into a wood burning stove before my knowledge of coal stoves. (Maybe not snot nosed but REALLY YOUNG)
Well, here, let me start from the beginning. He starts by stating that all UL stoves have to be 36" from any combustibles. And I'm thinking O.K. Check! My measuring tape works this is covered and 36" is not a problem. Then he goes on to tell me that with the stove sitting 36" out into the room we would need to build a new hearth because as it is an UL stove the hearth would need to be 36" around the stove as well, and they just don't make hearth pads that big. Therefore we could be talking about a $2500 install to add more hearth. He then says that he's not sure if the stove would work properly sitting so far into the room something about the draft(36") He then goes on to tell me that since all stoves piping must lead upwards vertically is why we would more than likely would have to drill through the wall a 6in. whole to access the flue. He made it sound like a lot of extra work and money. He then speaks on the liability of his company installing an UL stove. Saying that it would be a great liability on them being UL stove. To me it seemed as if he was looking for every reason not to do the install. It seemed as if he's kinda upset because I didn't get one of their stoves. I mean he actually said that they only like to do stoves that's in there store. Now I know that I'm new to this whole ideal of any kind of stove as an edition for heat. But I can read. Also my book from Amazon has arrived. "Coal Comfort An Alternative Way To Heat Your Home" by Peter Horton, as well that website that sets the standards for all stoves clearances. Correct me if I'm wrong, but with these types of stoves having legs to stand on. Isn't the clearance 12in in the front & 18in on the sides. I tried to recall some of the knowledge that I have learn from this forum. I told him that the piping connection came out of the bottom of the stove. Maybe they just don't understand the stove. This has completely ruined my day. In any event we've decided to wait until the stove is here to take any further action.
I'm new to following your posts and was quite confused about the above post. The above confused me because the meat of your post states the guy didn't like installing a UL stove. This is exactly the opposite of what, IMHO, we'd all expect from a "professional" installer. I went to some of your other posts and learned that you chose a Herald #6, an antique stove
. In the above, you use the term UL stove. I'd wager to say that generally the term UL, especially written in capital letters, means Underwriters Laboratories. Since your planning on a Herld #6, I'm guessing you mean U
isted stove and not UL
as in Underwriters Laboratories registered trade mark "UL®". Stoves rated by UL® that receive the UL®
seal is an assurance that they generally will meet modern all safety codes where antique stoves received no such rating- which does not mean they aren't equally as safe!
Am I right? Just trying to clear this up for others that will read this post sometime in the distant future. Not poking you about it at all