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What is a UL listed stove?

What is a UL listed stove?

The UL is a non-government, non-profit organization that tests and certifies products for safety. Manufacturers are not required to submit their products for testing. Some insurance companies require that wood stoves be UL approved before they’re installed.

What does UL mean on a wood stove?

This label indicates the device has been tested to meet particulate emission standards. An Underwriters Laboratory or UL safety label is not the same as a DEQ or EPA certification label. The UL label does not mean the device is certified to meet emission performance standards. Example of a certification label.

What UL 737?

UL 737, 10th Edition, April 25, 2011 – UL Standard for Safety Fireplace Stoves. These requirements cover fireplace stoves that are freestanding assemblies having fire chambers intended to be operated open to the room or, when equipped with doors, to be operated with the doors either open or closed.

Are Jotul stoves UL approved?

Test Standards All Jøtul wood-burning stoves and fireplaces comply with National Safety standards and are tested and listed by Intertek Testing Services of Middleton, Wisconsin to ANSI / UL 1482 for the U.S. and CAN / ULC-S627-M93 for Canada.

How do I identify my wood stove insert?

If you have a wood-burning or gas stove, the nameplate will be attached by wire underneath the firebox or attached to the back of the appliance. If you have a pellet stove, it could be located on the hopper lid, inside the hopper, on the back of the stove, or hidden in a removable panel on the appliance.

How do I know if my wood stove is certified?

If you’re trying to determine if your current wood stove is EPA certified under EPA regulations, look for the permanent metal EPA certification label on the back of the stove, or you can check to see if your model is listed in the current database of EPA-certified wood heaters.

What is a EPA certified wood stove?

“Certified” means that a wood-burning appliance meets EPA clean air standards. It generates less smoke (fewer particles) than a non-certified stove and uses less wood to create more heat. Only new stoves are certified. Certification takes place when the stove is manufactured.

Are LOPI wood stoves UL approved?

An electrical cord/power is required to operate our efficient convection fans and decorative Accent Lights on our gas inserts; however, it can be hidden out of sight by being routed in your fireplace with our exclusive tested and approved UL Wiring Kit.

How do I get my wood burning stove certified?

This process is similar to installing a brand new stove, you would need to choose an installer, have an inspection, receive a quote and then decide whether or not to go ahead. The installation would be signed off by the new installer when they complete the works and you would then receive a certificate of compliance.

How can I tell how old my wood stove is?

Check for a Patent Number Many old wood stoves, especially those constructed from cast iron, will feature a patent somewhere on the stove. Look for a series of numbers, sometimes preceded by the letters “PAT.” Note the patent number and look it up at the United States Patent Office.

What makes a wood stove EPA approved?

Are old wood stoves safe?

Old or poorly installed wood-burning stoves pose a higher risk of smoke emission, an increase in air pollution, and greater risk of house fires. You should never smell smoke from your wood stove. If you do, this means that it is not operating safely and should be serviced.

Did the EPA ban wood stoves?

The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80 percent of America’s current wood-burning stoves, the oldest heating method known to mankind and mainstay of rural homes and many of our nation’s poorest residents.

How do I know if my wood stove is safe?

Be sure your stove is made of sturdy, suitable material, such as cast iron or steel. Look for stoves listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or other recognized testing laboratories. If you purchase a used stove, check it carefully for cracks or other defects.

What is the cleanest burning wood stove?

The Cape Cod™ is Lopi’s “Super Stove” boasting 80% efficiency (HHV, using B415 test) and 0.45 grams per hour, making it the cleanest burning wood stove as tested on the U.S. market. This stove features a massive firebox and convection heat exchanger and is designed to be durable and attractive in cast iron.

Do I need a certificate for a wood burning stove?

YES: Simply ask for a copy of the certificate of compliance. This usually has a small cost involved. This will confirm the installation is compliant. If you are still uncomfortable, you can contact a local HETAS installer to inspect the works and advise you.

Can I sell my house without a HETAS certificate?

You need a HETAS certificate (like gas safe, for burners) and if your actual installer can’t/won’t do it, find someone who can ASAP. If there is remedial work it won’t cost a bomb and must be done, your house insurance may not be valid if there is a fire if the installation cannot be proved correct.

Are old stoves worth money?

In general, the condition, size, design, and rarity will determine the value of the stove. Most are in the $100 to $500 range, though some can go for several thousands of dollars.

How do you date a vintage stove?

Check the front of the stove for engraving or a name plate. Cast iron stoves often have the manufacturer name stamped into the metal; newer stoves bear a metal plate featuring the manufacturer name and sometimes the model name.

What are the new rules for wood-burning stoves?

New laws banning the sale of certain types of fuel come in force aimed at cutting the amount of a kind of damaging air pollution. Anyone using a wood burning stove or open fire in the home from today must only use cleaner alternatives to wet wood and coal, a new law says.

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