Manual J for a Pellet Stove
I submitted a plan package for a building permit I put together for a log cabin that I plan on building this summer in climate zone 5. The footprint of the cabin is 24’x32′ and it has a loft above half the cabin making the total sq footage 1140. It is one big great room with with a bath and two bedrooms on the first floor and the loft up above.
I put a note on the drawing for HVAC that said something like “The cabin will be for recreational three season use and will be heated by a dealer installed pellet stove after construction is complete”
So the only review comment I got back from the township’s engineer was “Please provide HVAC design calculations demonstrating code compliant sizing of the equipment. (M1401.3)”
I’m aware of what the manual J calcs are but have never done them. I was looking at the coolcalc website and think I can run through it but my main question is, does a single heat source like a pellet stove or wood stove have any chance of meeting code. It looks like the calcs require duct work sizing etc.
I really hope I don’t have to put a furnace in a recreational 3 season cabin to satisfy this comment.
Thanks for any help.
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