Cook Stove Installation and Venting

Installation guidelines described on this page have been provided by the National Fire Protection Association. The NFPA standards are the basis for many local codes. 

Wood or Coal Cooking Stove

Locate wood or coal cooking stoves a minimum of 36 inches from unprotected woodwork and other combustible materials or furniture or 18 inches from non-combustible walls. The addition of a heat shield or other protective devices, to the wall or the stove, allows a reduction of those distances by 50% allowing for an installation 18 inches from a combustible wall and 9 inches from a noncombustible wall. The wood-burning stove needs to be vented through a class-A, double-walled chimney.

Gas or Propane Cooking Stoves

An antique cooking stove that has been set up with gas does not require any clearance space. The stove is completed insulated and emits no heat. These stoves do not need to be vented. Set ups to Propane (LPG) and Natural Gas available on all models.

Electric Cooking Stoves

A cook stove with an electric set up does not require any clearance space. The stove is completed insulated and emits no heat. These stoves do not need to be vented. Set ups include standard 220 Volts, 50 AMPS.