I'm getting close to putting a WFO on my patio, but still confused about fire codes. I live in Colorado Springs and had to evacuate this summer when the Waldo Canyon wildfire got extremely close to my home. Needless to say, I'm hyper-sensitive to this issue. I've read some threads with good info, but just trying to nail down specifics.
I spoke with the deputy Fire Marshal and he said they go by the ICC international fire code. He was only aware of a ten foot restriction and said that the oven could not be within ten feet of a structure. I've read posts that indicate the oven can be within ten feet as long as the chimney cap is two feet higher than any structure within ten feet.
As I understand it, since my oven will not be attached to my house, no permit is required and building code does not apply. Therefore, I assume, only fire code applies. It appears to me that the "two feet higher than any structure within ten feet" rule comes from building code, not fire code since the fire marshal was unaware of this restriction, and since my oven is not attached, it does not apply.
I've tried to find the portion ICC fire code that deals with the subject, but no success.
Bottom line is that I'd like to build my WFO within ten feet of my home, I am willing to put up a chimney that exceeds the roof line by two feet, but only if that does not violate ICC fire code. Can anyone point me to the portion of ICC code or somewhere else that addresses the subject?