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Beware,  This product is not legal for use in BC, Canada.  I know because I believed the owners of the company when they stated that it would be.

 
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Robin Beasse wrote:Beware,  This product is not legal for use in BC, Canada.  I know because I believed the owners of the company when they stated that it would be.



That sounds most frustrating.

Are you able to elaborate at all?
 
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Do you know if the regulatory hangup revolves around accepting the UL listing from the US or emissions testing peculiar to your area or something else?
 
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We dont sell directly to Canadian customers as we have a Canadian distributor that handles the Canadian market. His name is Eugene, below is his website.
https://www.woodcookstoves.ca/rocket-heater.html
 
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Hopefully Robin or Eugene can make an appearance and clarify.. but...

A cursory read of the BC regs requires stoves to meet an emissions standard... specifically to meet the EPA (as of 2020, 2.5g/hr)standard OR the Canadian CSA standard..

Since I see no mention of EPA on the site, I assume the stove currently does not have that cert?

Is it even possible, given the structure of the test process?
 
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D Nikolls wrote:Hopefully Robin or Eugene can make an appearance and clarify.. but...

A cursory read of the BC regs requires stoves to meet an emissions standard... specifically to meet the EPA (as of 2020, 2.5g/hr)standard OR the Canadian CSA standard..

Since I see no mention of EPA on the site, I assume the stove currently does not have that cert?

Is it even possible, given the structure of the test process?



Meeting emissions standards and being certified to compliance are different. Our current production model heaters meet emissions standards from a technical and performance standpoint, but are currently going through the certification process at the moment. This is a bureaucratic process, not a technical one, that takes a lot of time and money. We're 3 months out from getting fully certified.
 
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Sky Huddleston wrote:

D Nikolls wrote:Hopefully Robin or Eugene can make an appearance and clarify.. but...

A cursory read of the BC regs requires stoves to meet an emissions standard... specifically to meet the EPA (as of 2020, 2.5g/hr)standard OR the Canadian CSA standard..

Since I see no mention of EPA on the site, I assume the stove currently does not have that cert?

Is it even possible, given the structure of the test process?



Meeting emissions standards and being certified to compliance are different. Our current production model heaters meet emissions standards from a technical and performance standpoint, but are currently going through the certification process at the moment. This is a bureaucratic process, not a technical one, that takes a lot of time and money. We're 3 months out from getting fully certified.



Yes, an important distinction.

That's great to hear, and sure to be a huge selling point.
 
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You told me to update the thread when news of EPA approval comes around, and it has come around. We will be entering production in October, but we are accepting pre-orders now. Below is our update thread.

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