Here's what the Mass. code requires:Flamingo26 wrote:vtec350 wrote:I'll be putting my deposit down this week on mine, Keystoker KAA-2 boiler.
How are you getting around the ASME requirement in Mass and Keystoker not having the stamp?
Yanche wrote:11. Every boiler, pressure vessel, or pressure relief device must be stamped in accordance with the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. ASME stamping shall also be required for boilers, pressure vessels and pressure relief devices produced outside the United State of America. Where required by the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, ASME stamping may be affixed directly to the appliance in lieu of on the data plate.
3610.6.11 Used solid fuel-burning appliances - installation inspection: Used solid fuel-burning appliances that predate the listing requirements set forth in 780 CMR 3610 may be utilized but the installation of such appliances shall otherwise conform to the requirements of 780 CMR 3610 and such installations shall be inspected by the Building Official (or Fire Official in such towns that utilize the Fire Official for such inspection purposes).
Solid fuel-burning appliances include: factory-built fireplaces, coal-burning appliances, wood stoves, wood pellet stoves, corn and nut shell-burning pellet stoves, wood-fired boilers and any other solid fuel-burning appliance intended to provide heat to a building or space within a building, as well as certain ancillary components such as factory-built chimneys, vent piping and certain specialized installation components for some products.
In general, solid fuel-burning appliances utilized within the dwelling must be:
I. Listed as tested in accordance with National Safety Standards and labeled for the intended use. Wood burning boilers must be constructed and stamped in accordance with the A.S.M.E. code.
II. Placed a safe and established distance from combustible materials such as wood, draperies, furniture, carpets, wood flooring, etc..
III. Properly vented to the outside of the building.
IV. Installed and operated in accordance with all applicable Building and Boiler Code requirements and those of the appliance manufacturer.
V. Maintained in accordance with the appliance manufacturer’s requirements.
Please note that while new solid fuel burning products without proper listing information may be sold in Massachusetts or New England generally, the installation of these unlisted or improperly listed new products is prohibited by the Building Code. The Building Code does provide an exemption for those products, except boilers, which pre-date the labeling requirement in 1982, however only if these older products are already installed.
If they say yes get it in writing. In fact take a letter with you requesting permission and get them to sign it. And make sure the person signing the letter has the authority to do so.vtec350 wrote:Looks like I'll be taking a trip to the building dept. and then to the fire chief on Mon. Glad I didn't order the boiler yet, was going to purchase it on Tuesday, hopefully I can convince them to sign off on it. Only here in Ma. can they make things difficult for us homeowners..Thanks to everyone on this forum for all the great info., might have just saved me a lot of headaches if I bought a boiler I couldn't legally instal.