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M-01 2020-Current: Fireplace Log Lighter Installation Restrictions

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A fireplace log ignition outlet is not considered an appliance, but as an accessory to a fireplace. As an unlisted appliance some restrictions apply to its use and location.

Version: 04/01/2020
Revised: 12/31/2007
Effective Date: 09/01/2001

Technical Details

Gas log lighters are prohibited in fireplaces located in any bedroom or room used for sleeping purposes.

Any Liquified-Petroleum Gas fired log lighters are prohibited in multi-level rooms that create an area where unburned fuel or vapors may collect.

When installed in a premanufactured fireplace, the unit must be listed for its installation.

M-1 Fireplace Log Lighter Diagram 480


  • 2019 California Mechanical Code, Chapter 13
  • 2019 California Plumbing Code, Chapter 12
  • Sonoma County Residential Construction Handbook, Section 16