Fireplace Vent Clearance to Deck Railing?

snikcillaMay 5, 2009

I have a (corner) direct vent gas fireplace, with the vent on the outside back of my townhouse about 12 inches from the corner of the house.

Putting in deck, want the outermost stair railing to fit in this 12" space between the corner edge of house and fireplace vent.

On phone county inspectors say "go by fireplace mfg clearances." The manual has outside vent clearances for above and below, but *not to the sides of the vent*.

Wood railing would be about 4" from side of vent. Do you think this would pass inspection?? Vent has openings at top and bottom, not sides.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. (Can't move fireplace vent, need to work deck railing around it.)

Thank you.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
john_hyatt

If you cant get a straight anwser from the vendor,the permit store dosent know and your still worried install a heat sink around the vent for convection currents. This can be done with glav snap together pipe a little bigger than the gas vent placed around it, above and below the deck area. J.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2009 at 6:36PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Bad Caulk Job- Need Advise
We had some structural work done to our front patio....
Vanessa Abbey
Staining fence
Hi, We had a picket fence installed last summer. Per...
posierosie_zone7a__
Bluestone Scratches from High Pressure Hose! HELP!!!
I used a High Pressure Hose and used, unfortunately,...
duffydawg
Roof Deck over Garage choice
Hi, I'm working with some contractors on an addition...
armada
Would love your input for stair/deck remodel on midcentury home!
As you can see, we inherited an interesting staircase...
Kate
Sponsored Products
Cascading Outdoor LED Fireplace Fountain
Lamps Plus
Max 'Poker' Canvas Art
Overstock.com
Vernon Electric Fireplace Stove
$99.99 | zulily
CHIMO Fireplace Set 4 Pcs. by Blomus
$227.69 | Lumens
Wilton Wall Sconce by Kichler
$127.60 | Lumens
Metro Tool Set
$239.00 | FRONTGATE
Low Set Fireplace Rack with Leather Carrier - Antique Copper
Signature Hardware
Antibellum Medium Cabinet with Electric Fireplace
Grandin Road
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™