Installing a stove
When installing your new stove, there are a number of general installation rules you need to observe. The stove should always be installed in accordance with national legislation and the instructions provided on the stove's rating plate. Therefore, always check national legislation prior to installation.
Rules for installation:
- The chimney must be of a sufficient height and condition to ensure proper draught. The chimney must allow enough draught to enable the stove to function properly when installed. Contact your local chimney sweep for more information about installation.
- Make sure there is a sufficient supply of fresh air to the stove in the room where you are installing it. For instance, an exhaust hood can create negative pressure and reduce the draught in the chimney. This is especially true in newer, well-insulated homes. It is often a good idea to install your stove with RAIS AirSystem. With AirSystem, the stove draws in air for the fire from the outside via a separate duct – and functions independently of the air conditions in the room.
- Before starting on the installation, check whether the floor can support the weight of the stove and chimney.
- Most RAIS stoves have a closed base plate and can be placed on all ordinary flooring. But the floor has to be covered around the stove. We offer glass plates that fit the shape of the stove and can simply be pushed in place. If the stove has no base plate, it must be placed on non-flammable flooring or a non-flammable plate. Also, be sure to observe the minimum distance to flammable materials marked on the stove's rating plate. Read the user manual before installation.
- Never make modifications to the stove's technical functions yourself, and always follow the dealer's and chimney sweep's installation instructions. Unauthorised modifications or incorrect installation can lead to risk when using the stove and can degrade the heating efficiency. Moreover, such modifications render the warranty on the stove void.