Friday, January 04, 2013

Make sure that new wood stove can be used in MA

Residents who are in the market for a wood or pellet stove are cautioned to make sure the model they purchase can be used in Massachusetts according to The Sun Chronicle.  

Wood stoves have been approved for use in Massachusetts if they have a UL approval number 1482, which is located on a metal tag riveted to its side.  Pellet stoves should have a similar metal tag, but should bear an Americans Standard Testing Method number 1509 on it.

Also said factory-built fireplaces, which are rare, but occasionally purchased by residents should have a UL number 127 on them. 

The Official Website of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security has a list of general requirements along with frequently asked questions regarding wood-burning stoves and other solid fuel-burning heating appliances.