[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Guilford 4-21-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SOLID-FUEL-BURNING APPLIANCE
- Any stove or other device used for heating and/or cooking and designed to burn wood, coal, charcoal or other fuel which is neither liquid nor gas.
A solid-fuel-burning appliance shall not be connected to the same chimney as an appliance which uses dissimilar fuel.
No solid-fuel-burning appliance shall be installed in any building used or intended, in whole or in part, for human occupancy unless:
A permit for such installation has been obtained from the Fire Marshal or his or her authorized agent; and
No fee shall be required for the permit and inspection required hereunder, unless the proposed installation necessitates or is done in conjunction with other work for which a building permit is required, in which case the building permit and fee schedule then in effect shall apply.
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not less than $100, and each day the violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.
This chapter shall not apply to a solid-fuel-burning appliance already in use in a building used or intended for human occupancy prior to the effective date of this chapter; however, upon request made by the owner or occupant of such building, the Fire Marshal shall provide a courtesy inspection of the appliance and its installation and inform the owner or occupant whether or not the appliance as installed is in compliance with applicable codes and regulations and whether or not it appears to be safe for use.
Neither receipt of the approval required hereunder nor any information or opinion given as a result of the inspections above provided for shall be construed as a guaranty by the town, its employees or agents that the appliance is free from defects in workmanship, materials or installation methods, and neither the town nor its officials, agents or employees shall become liable to any person as a result of this chapter for damage, injury or loss caused in whole or in part by the use or installation of any solid-fuel-burning appliance.