This publication represents a basic standard for safe operation, substantial and durable construction, and acceptable performance of manually lighted, natural gas decorative gas appliances for installation in solid-fuel burning fireplaces. It is the result of years of experience in the manufacture, testing, installation, maintenance, inspection and research on manually lighted, natural gas, decorative gas appliances for installation in solid fuel-burning fireplaces designed for the utilization of gas. There are risks of injury to persons inherent in some appliances that, if completely eliminated, would defeat the utility of the appliance. The provisions in this standard are intended to reduce such risks while retaining the normal function of the appliance.
Details test and examination criteria for manually lighted, natural gas, decorative gas appliances for installation in solid-fuel burning fireplaces for use with natural gas only at a maximum input ratings of 90,000 Btu/hr. These appliances do not incorporate a pilot burner or an automatic gas ignition system. The main burner is intended to be lighted by hand each time the appliance is used.