Positioning and installation
The positioning of the stove is important for successful even heating of the room. Before deciding where to place the stove, the following must be taken into account:
The stove must be installed on a floor with a sufficient carrying capacity. If the existing floor does not meet this requirement, appropriate measures must be taken (i.e. load distribution plate).
- In the case of a wooden floor, install a floor-protection hearth (glass, ceramic or steel plate).
- The minimum volume of the installation area must be 30 m³.
- Installation is better in a large and central room in the house to ensure maximum circulation of the heat.
- Connection to the mains supply is recommended using a 13Amp socket or a switched fuse spur.
- IMPORTANT: If the installation of the product is near flammable surfaces, the minimum distances are indicated on the label located on the back of the stove.
The stove must be installed and assembled by qualified personnel. The stove installer must guarantee an installation with easy access to the stove and of the chimney.
The room must have external ventilation (minimum section 100 cm2) or as per current Building Regulation;
- It is not compulsory to connect the air intake of the stove directly with the outside but at least 50 m3/h of air must be guaranteed;
- The stove must be placed in a position that receives the necessary level of air for correct combustion of the pellets (at least 50 m³/h must be available),or in accordance with current Building regulations Part J;
- Combustion air cannot be obtained from a garage or from an area without ventilation or exchange of air, but from a free or external space.
- The stove must not be installed in a bedroom, bathroom or shower, or where there is already another heating appliance without an autonomous air flow;
- The stove must be connected to a chimney or flue – internal or external vertical pipe – in compliance with current Buildings Regulations Part J.
- Use of a mesh at the end of the exhaust pipe is absolutely forbidden as this could cause the poor functioning of the stove;
- Flue joints with silicone gaskets must always be used to guarantee the seal of the exhaust pipes;
- The installation cannot be installed in a shared flue;
- Carbon Monoxide detector must be fitted.
The stove must be installed and assembled by qualified personnel. The warranty on the stove is dependant on correct installation.
Download: Part J Buildings Regulations 2014