NFPA 211: Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances

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Avoid dangerous errors and reduce fire hazards with the 2013 NFPA 211 -- the new standard for fireplaces and solid fuel appliances.

Widely used by architects, installers, equipment manufacturers, AHJs, and building owners, NFPA 211: Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances provides guidelines for construction projects involving chimneys, fireplaces, venting systems, and solid fuel-burning appliances. Comprehensive coverage addresses everything from selection of equipment and installation to inspection and maintenance in residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Changes in the 2013 edition that eliminate potential dangers and improve safety include:

  • Prohibition on the use of a duct wrap system to provide enclosure of a factory-built chimney
  • New rules for installation of masonry heaters clarify requirements for separation from combustibles.

NFPA 211 is essential for architects, installers, equipment manufacturers, AHJ's, and building owners. Order your copy today. (Softbound, 58 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 211 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Retroactivity
1.4 Equivalency
1.5 Dimensions
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 General Requirements
4.1 Sizing and Draft
4.2 Termination (Height)
4.3 Enclosure
4.4 Venting Systems in Ducts
4.5 Flue Lining
4.6 Caps and Spark Arresters for Chimneys and Vents
Chapter 5 Selection of Chimney and Vent Types
5.1 Chimney Types
5.2 Chimney or Vent Selection
Chapter 6 Factory-Built Chimneys and Chimney Units
6.1 Type and Installation
6.2 Use
6.3 Sizing
Chapter 7 Masonry Chimneys
7.1 General Requirements
7.2 Construction of Masonry Chimneys
7.3 Clearance from Combustible Material
7.4 Masonry Chimneys for Incinerators
Chapter 8 Unlisted Metal Chimneys (Smokestacks) for Nonresidential Applications
8.1 General Requirements
8.2 Unlisted Metal Chimneys for Residential-Type or Low-Heat Appliances
8.3 Unlisted Metal Chimneys for Medium-Heat Appliances
8.4 Unlisted Metal Chimneys for High-Heat Appliances
Chapter 9 Chimney Connectors and Vent Connectors
9.1 Connectors Required
9.2 Materials
9.3 Length
9.4 Size
9.5 Clearance
9.6 Location
9.7 Installation
9.8 Interconnection
9.9 Dampers
9.10 Draft Hoods
9.11 Draft Regulators
Chapter 10 Vents
10.1 Types and Uses
10.2 Size
10.3 Location
10.4 Termination (Height)
10.5 Notice of Usage
10.6 Installation
10.7 Special Venting Arrangements
Chapter 11 Fireplaces
11.1 Factory-Built Fireplaces
11.2 Masonry Fireplaces
11.3 Hearth Extensions
11.4 Accessories
11.5 Combustion Air Ducts
Chapter 12 Masonry Heaters
12.1 Listed Masonry Heaters
12.2 Unlisted Masonry Heaters
12.3 Clearances to Combustibles
Chapter 13 Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances
13.1 Appliances
13.2 Location of Appliances
13.3 Air for Combustion and Ventilation
13.4 Chimney Connections and Usage
13.5 Installation of Residential-Type Appliances
13.6 Clearances from Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances
13.7 Accessories
Chapter 14 Maintenance
14.1 Initial Installation
14.2 Annual Inspection
14.3 Inspection - Connections
14.4 Appliance or Connector Replacement
14.5 Cleanout Doors
14.6 Cleaning Methods
14.7 Evidence of Damage
14.8 Operating Malfunction
14.9 Damaged or Deteriorated Liners
14.10 Unused Openings
Chapter 15 Inspection of Existing Chimneys
15.1 General
15.2 Type of Inspection
15.3 Level I Inspections
15.4 Level II Inspections
15.5 Level III Inspections
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References
Index