**Always follow local codes. Refer to your stove and vent pipe owner's manuals, and contact the manufacturer with any questions.
In selecting a location for your pellet unit, keep the following in mind:
1. The pellet vent pipe and outside air kits both need to reach outside the structure, so locating the unit on an exterior (outside) wall will allow the least complicated installation to be used.
2. The unit cannot be vented below a window, between two windows, under a deck , or in an alcove. See your owner's manual and this diagram.
3. The unit must have a 3' (three foot) vertical rise in the flue system. This can be located either inside our outside of the structure.
When looking for a good location for the unit inside the structure, you will want to first check out the footprint the stove will require. The term "footprint" refers to the space the unit and its clearance areas will occupy.
For example , one pellet model is 28 1/2" wide and 28 1/2" deep and needs 6" clearance in the front, rear, and both sides - so it would have a 40 1/2" by 40 1/2" footprint. No combustible materials would be able to be located within the footprint (furniture, drapes, etc). See your owner's manual for specific clearance information.
A "UL listed" (ULC if Canada) or equivalent floor protector is required to be placed under all of our freestanding pellet units unless they are being placed on a cement floor (such as a basement floor).
Floor protectors come in various sizes. Be sure to purchase a floor protector that is large enough to cover all of the clearance space required around your stove (see owner's manual).