PAPER: Current Issues with Solid-Fuel Inserts in Factory Built Fireplaces and Chimneys (2021)




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This 19 page report explores code and listing issues related to the installation of inserts into factory built fireplaces as well as 32 problems that would need to be addressed in the development of any product to be installed in this manner.

“In evaluating the installation of solid-fuel inserts into masonry and factory built systems there are many considerations. The possibility of creating UL standards that seek to standardize and test installations of this type will require that all potential and possible issues that can be identified are evaluated and addressed as part of the proposed and introduced standards. The issues noted in this report explore some conflicts found in codes, standards, manufacturer’s instructions, and as noted in the field during inspection, service, or installation work…”