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Posted by tomh on February 27th, 2003 01:07 PM
In reply to Arnold Green Testing Labs..Contact info? by Don in WV on February 27th, 2003 12:08 PM [Go to top of thread]

I have followed your thread on using this older wood stove that was tested to meet certain standards that your inspector is reluctant to accept. In support of your inspector, the quality and efficiency of stoves, and the standards they are tested to meet have changed radically in the last five years. The Black Bart Stove that met standards 10 years ago, would not meet current Federal manufacturing standards, and that may be the concern of your zoning inspector.

In addition stoves are now manufactured to provide minimum primary and secodnary combustion air to reduce particulate and CO emissions, and now achieve very high efficiencies, recoving much more of the heat out of the log and making it usable in your house. The amount of particulates emitted by EPA-certified stoves is 70 to 90 percent lower than older stoves.

I don't believe N. Carolina has adopted stove emission standards, but the outdated standards that your stove originally met may be the concern for your inspector. Just some food for thought.

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