When an appliance is converted from a liquid or gaseous fuel
to a solid fuel, the conversion burner must be listed by Underwriters'
Laboratory or by an independent nationally recognized testing laboratory and
must comply with all sections of this Chapter.
A conversion burner must be tested for use
in the individual appliance in which it is intended to be installed and shall
meet one of the following conditions:
conversion burner has been tested by the burner manufacturer in the individual
appliance in which it is intended to be installed and has been approved for use
in such appliance by a licensed professional engineer with the proper
B. The conversion
burner has been tested by an independent testing laboratory in the individual
appliance in which it is intended to be installed and has been certified for
use in such appliance by the independent testing laboratory; or
The conversion burner has been tested by
the appliance manufacturer in the individual appliance in which it is intended
to be installed and has been approved for use in such appliance by the
Such appliance manufacturer or licensed professional engineer
must provide installation and combustion set-up instructions for the
conversion burner may not be installed into direct vent appliances unless the
conversion burner has been approved for use in the appliance by the
manufacturer of the appliance.
conversion burner may not be installed into power vented appliances unless the
power venter is specifically approved for use with solid fuel.
4. When converting to solid fuel from another
fuel source, the installation must comply with all applicable provisions of
NFPA #211 and the Board's Rules.
Warm air furnace plenums and ductwork must comply with the applicable
provisions of NFPA #90B for clearance from combustible materials.
When an oil tank is temporarily taken out
of service for the purpose of using a solid fuel conversion burner, the
following must be done:
A. The fill pipe to
the tank must be completely removed and the fitting in the tank plugged liquid
tight with a threaded plug;
oil line to the boiler or furnace must be capped or plugged at both ends and
the thermal valve must be capped or plugged at the tank; and
C. All vent lines must remain intact to the
outside and remain open.
7. An interlock device shall be installed so
that combustion will be arrested if the burner is removed from the heating
8. Furnaces shall have a
250 degree Fahrenheit limit control installed in the supply plenum not more
than ten (10) inches above the top surface of the heat exchanger. The limit
control shall extend at least twelve (12) inches into the supply