Under CT Building Code, all stoves must be installed per NFPA 211 (fixed it). There is mention and distance specs in the code for non-listed stoves. In a nutshell, your G6 has a lined fire pot and therefore, by the chart shown in 126.96.36.199, your minimum clearance to combustibles in the rear would be 30 inches and the chart in 188.8.131.52 shows distance reductions based upon the wall construction. There is another section, I think it was in section 5 IIRC, that lists floor clearances which are again based upon floor construction and air gap between the floor and the bottom of the stove.
Neither the insurance company nor the local AHJ can stop you from installing this stove as long as you follow the code.
My issue is that my AHJ has been nothing less than a thorn in my side, insisting that my G8 has an unlined fire pot and therefore requires a 36" rear clearance and won't allow any reductions, regardless of the wall construction. This is wrong, and contrary to the code, but I'm still trying to get his head out of his own ass.
scalabro wrote:I know that two stove shop websites mention the "before X date loophole" . I've spent some time trying to find the exact chapter and verse but no joy.
I think it should be found, posted/linked and "stickied" here on the forum. This way folks can find the reference, print it and give it to their respective authority/ inspector.
Unfortunately, I tried this...somewhat. My AHJ initially said "absolutely not" to installing the G8 because it was an unlisted stove. I then showed him, in the code, that HE was wrong, all at the counter in front of all his co-workers. This, I think, is why he has given me such a hard time now.