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What Does the New York Building Code Say About Fireplaces?

July 17, 2017

Ortal USA Blog-New York City famously banned the construction of new wood-burning fireplaces in early 2015. Fortunately, the prohibition hasn’t dampened the city’s enthusiasm for the open flame; it has simply forced residents to look at newer, better technology, such as direct-vent gas fireplaces. Beyond direct-vent technology, residents should know what’s acceptable and what’s taboo when it comes to building fireplaces in their homes.

See the full New York Building Code section on Heating and Combustion Equipment for more information about constructing a new fireplace in New York. You can also browse through Ortal’s fireplace collections to see a wide selection of modern fireplaces that meet the stringent requirements laid out in the New York City Building Code.

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