Town of Rush, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Rush 12-9-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code enforcement — See Ch. 36, Art. II.
Fire suppression systems — See Ch. 62.

§ 115-1 Title.

This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Wood Stove Installation Standards Law of the Town of Rush."

§ 115-2 Scope.

The standards set forth herein shall apply to any installation of a woodburning stove in any structure in the Town of Rush.

§ 115-3 Stove installation standards.

Woodburning stoves shall be installed pursuant to the following standards:
A. 
They shall be mounted on a noncombustible surface masonry, stone or metal), with a fire-stop material (gypsum or asbestos millboard) between the mounting surface and a combustible floor. The noncombustible mounting surface shall extend a minimum of 12 inches beyond each side and back edge of the stove and 18 inches from the front where the wood is loaded.
B. 
The minimum horizontal distance from the stove to any unprotected surface (wall, ceiling or furniture) shall be 36 inches. The minimum horizontal distance may be reduced when a noncombustible sheet (metal or asbestos millboard) is mounted on noncombustible spacers to the surface of a combustible wall. The minimum horizontal distance for such installations shall be determined by the Building Inspector.

§ 115-4 Stove pipes.

Stove pipes for woodburning stoves shall meet and be installed pursuant to the following standards:
A. 
The size of the stove pipe shall be no smaller than the size of the stove connection.
B. 
The stove pipe shall be installed with the smallest possible number of elbows and pipe sections. All joints shall be fastened together with at least three sheet metal screws or rivets.
C. 
The stove pipe from stove to thimble shall be a minimum of 18 inches away from any combustible surface.
D. 
Stove pipes shall be a minimum thickness of 24 gauge.

§ 115-5 Chimneys.

Chimneys for woodburning stoves shall meet and be installed pursuant to the following standards:
A. 
Metal chimneys shall be designated and labeled by the manufacturer as UL Class A all-fuel. They shall have a minimum flue size of eight inches. They shall be installed according to the manufacturer's instructions, shall be supported at the base, shall have standoff brackets if mounted on the outside wall, and fire-stopping at each floor, if mounted on the inside of the structure.
B. 
Masonry chimneys shall be constructed of cement block or brick. They shall have a clay tile flue liner with a minimum size of eight inches. The foundation footer for a chimney structure shall be a minimum of eight inches thick, be two times the area of the chimney cross section and located a minimum of 42 inches below grade.
C. 
The top of any chimney shall be a least two feet above the highest point of the roof and at least 10 feet from any adjacent structures.
D. 
A cleanout shall be installed at the base of any chimney.

§ 115-6 Connections to chimneys.

All connections of stove pipes to chimneys shall meet and be installed pursuant to the following standards:
A. 
Connection to metal chimney shall be by a fabricated pipe section labeled by the manufacturer "for use with all fuels." Said pipe section to be completed through wall or roof according to manufacturer's instructions.
B. 
Connection to masonry chimney shall be by a thimble cemented and extended through flue tile into chimney flue. Entry point of the thimble into a living area shall be a minimum of 18 inches from any adjacent wall or ceiling surface. Thimble entry through a combustible wall shall be fire-stopped with a noncombustible material (gypsum or asbestos millboard) at a point no closer than 16 inches to any surface of the thimble.

§ 115-7 Inspection.

Plans for any installation of a woodburning stove shall be approved in advance by the Code Enforcement Officer and the installation shall be inspected and approved by the Code Enforcement Officer before use.