Wood shop heating with wood

Wood shop heating with wood

Post by Errol Caldwel » Tue, 08 Feb 2005 12:53:41



Do any of you heat your shops with woodburning stoves? Have you been able to
have these certified for insurance purposes? If so, what are the
requirements?
 
 
 

Wood shop heating with wood

Post by Derek Andrew » Tue, 08 Feb 2005 21:03:58


Quote:

> Do any of you heat your shops with woodburning stoves? Have you been able to
> have these certified for insurance purposes? If so, what are the
> requirements?

In Canada, any new woodstove should have a ULC plate on the back. You
may also need to have it installed by a WETT certified technician. It is
not just the stove you need to worry about, but the whole installation,
especially setbacks. Your local dealer or building inspector should be
able to help with all that. I can't recall if those specs are federal or
provinicial.

If you have an old stove, my guess is that getting it certified may be
expensive.

I had a real battle with my insurers when I built my studio, but they
gave in in the end. Good luck!

--
Derek Andrews, woodturner

http://www.seafoamwoodturning.com
http://chipshop.blogspot.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/toolrest/

 
 
 

Wood shop heating with wood

Post by bill » Wed, 09 Feb 2005 03:27:36


Before you do anything talk to your insurance people. You may find even with
an approved and inspected installation a rate increase will be applied.
Billh


Quote:
> Do any of you heat your shops with woodburning stoves? Have you been able
> to have these certified for insurance purposes? If so, what are the
> requirements?

 
 
 

Wood shop heating with wood

Post by Georg » Wed, 09 Feb 2005 05:10:57



Quote:
> Before you do anything talk to your insurance people. You may find even
with
> an approved and inspected installation a rate increase will be applied.
> Billh



> > Do any of you heat your shops with woodburning stoves? Have you been
able
> > to have these certified for insurance purposes? If so, what are the
> > requirements?

There are also wood "furnaces" which fall into another insurance category.
Some are freestanding outside units located away from the premises, so you
don't have the dirt or the danger.

 If you are a commercial operation, insurance costs are an expense of doing
business, of course.

 
 
 

Wood shop heating with wood

Post by bill » Wed, 09 Feb 2005 06:28:31



Quote:



>> Before you do anything talk to your insurance people. You may find even
> with
>> an approved and inspected installation a rate increase will be applied.
>> Billh



>> > Do any of you heat your shops with woodburning stoves? Have you been
> able
>> > to have these certified for insurance purposes? If so, what are the
>> > requirements?

> There are also wood "furnaces" which fall into another insurance category.
> Some are freestanding outside units located away from the premises, so you
> don't have the dirt or the danger.

> If you are a commercial operation, insurance costs are an expense of doing
> business, of course.

I know the ones you mean. They are outside with a short stack and everyone
around the damn thing chokes on the smoke that never gets very high off the
ground. Should be banned unless there is a few hundred acres of free space
around it.
Billh
 
 
 

Wood shop heating with wood

Post by Georg » Wed, 09 Feb 2005 06:50:21



Quote:

> > There are also wood "furnaces" which fall into another insurance
category.
> > Some are freestanding outside units located away from the premises, so
you
> > don't have the dirt or the danger.

> > If you are a commercial operation, insurance costs are an expense of
doing
> > business, of course.

> I know the ones you mean. They are outside with a short stack and everyone
> around the damn thing chokes on the smoke that never gets very high off
the
> ground. Should be banned unless there is a few hundred acres of free space
> around it.
> Billh

Or a taller pipe installed.
 
 
 

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Post by Ecnerwa » Wed, 09 Feb 2005 09:21:18



Quote:

> I know the ones you mean. They are outside with a short stack and everyone
> around the damn thing chokes on the smoke that never gets very high off the
> ground. Should be banned unless there is a few hundred acres of free space
> around it.
> Billh

Those cheesy "waterstoves" have been restricted in Vermont, for exactly
that reason, with more or less that restriction (expressed as minimum
setbacks and chimney-height restrictions, plus some additional
restrictions based on air movement in valleys). However, there are
_also_ actual, clean-burning, non-smouldering furnaces, which could be
installed inside, that can also be installed in a separate outbuilding
(keeping the fire out of the shop), and because they are are actual
clean-burning furnaces, are treated differently by the air-pollution
laws. Not at all incidentally, they give you more heat from the same
wood, becasue they actually burn the wood.

--
Cats, Coffee, Chocolate...vices to live by

 
 
 

Wood shop heating with wood

Post by Ross Hebeis » Fri, 11 Feb 2005 14:19:34


check out hydrofire.com    it's an outside wood furnace. i have one and
heat my shop, dry kiln  
house and all my domestic hot water. works great