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    • 6 posts
    March 10, 2019 11:01 AM PDT

    How close can you install a Gas Fireplace to the edge of an indoor swimming pool? If it has a receptacle outlet in the unit it needs to be at least 6’ from the water’s edge, but is there anything else that I am missing?

    Thanks

    • 200 posts
    March 11, 2019 10:28 AM PDT

    Thanks for the suggestion of this topic, Barry.

    As we can understand about the receptacles you are already complying with ICC Code:

    2018 - International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings
    CHAPTER 42 SWIMMING POOLS
    E4201.1.1 Location and E4203.1.2 Other receptacles: ... located not less than 6 feet (1829 mm) from the inside walls of pools and outdoor spas and hot tubs...

    ICC is the International Code Council a member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes. In principle, they are complied to U.S. NEC and IEC, so in this case we could suppose you are all right.

    You can consult the ICC Code Base (but you can't print if you are not a Member arrghhh!!!, it is not like our Z4E), but you can take screenshots of the entire "CHAPTER 42 SWIMMING POOLS (2018)" and print it later:

    https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IRC2018/chapter-42-swimming-pools

    About the second part of your question: "but is there anything else that I am missing?"

    It is difficult to say but we could suggest another reading on ICC Code so you can find "missing details" (where the Devil lives):

    CHAPTER 6 SPECIFIC APPLIANCES (2018 - International Fuel Gas Code)

    https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IFGC2018/chapter-6-specific-appliances

     

    CHAPTER 9 SPECIFIC APPLIANCES FIREPLACES AND SOLID FUEL BURNING EQUIPMENT (2015 - International Mechanical Code)

    https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IMC2015/chapter-9-specific-appliances-fireplaces-and-solid-fuel-burning-equipment

     

    CHAPTER 10 CHIMNEYS AND FIREPLACES (2018 - International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings)

    https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IRC2018/chapter-10-chimneys-and-fireplaces

    and

    PART VI - FUEL GAS (2015 - International Residential Code)

    https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IRC2015/part-vi-fuel-gas


    In the hope that could answer your question.

    Regards.


    This post was edited by Alex de Moura at March 11, 2019 10:53 AM PDT
    • 157 posts
    March 13, 2019 7:10 AM PDT
    Barry Heiko said:

    How close can you install a Gas Fireplace to the edge of an indoor swimming pool? If it has a receptacle outlet in the unit it needs to be at least 6’ from the water’s edge, but is there anything else that I am missing?

    Thanks

     

     

    You need to consider that all metal parts within 5' of the pool must be connected to the pool bonding.