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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
APPROVED NON-SOLID FUEL-BURNING DEVICE. Any device that operates with non-solid fuel (gas or liquid) which the city can verify as to particulate emissions of less than or equal to four grams per hour with testing, weather weighing and altitude adjustment and is installed in accordance with applicable city ordinances, which may include a properly installed firebox, flues and gas log apparatus.
APPROVED SOLID FUEL-BURNING DEVICE. A solid fuel-burning device which the city can verify as to particulate emissions of less than or equal to four grams per hour with testing, weather weighing and altitude adjustment and is installed in accordance with applicable city ordinances. The term APPROVED SOLID FUEL-BURNING DEVICE includes pellet stoves which comply with the emission standard established herein.
COAL. A mineral substance consisting of carbonized vegetable matter.
CHARCOAL. Carbonized material obtained from heating wood or other organic substances in the absence of air, and which is normally used for outdoor cooking.
RATED DEVICE. A device that is certified by the city as meeting the particulate emission standards of this chapter.
STRUCTURE. Anything constructed or erected, which requires location on the ground and is a combination of roof and supporting walls and/or columns.
WOOD-BURNING DEVICE. Includes any solid fuel-burning device, including, but not limited to, free-standing fireplaces, air-tight stoves, Franklin stoves, conventional masonry fireplaces, prefabricated zero clearance fireplaces, any similar fireplace the operation of which requires it to be built in the structure as a component of the building, a fireplace insert or another device intended for use to heat interior habitable space or for aesthetic enjoyment, providing such device is capable of burning solid fuel such as wood, coal and/or any other solid fuel.
(1976 Code, § 9-5-2) (Ord. 172, passed 12-11-1986; Ord. 382-98, passed 10-1-1998)