Combustion for heating. Combustion or burning is the sequence of exothermic chemical reactions between a fuel and an oxidant accompanied by the production of heat and conversion of chemical species. As with any fire, burning wood fuel creates numerous by-products, some of which may be useful, and others such as wood ash require removal and […]
Fireplaces – A fire is contained in a firebox or fire pit; a chimney or other flue directs gas and particulate exhaust to escape. Fireplaces are a central household feature, as the flames and crackling sounds are comforting, even when not necessary for heat or cooking. Fireplace mantels are a focus for interior decoration. Many […]
Flue pipes carry the exhaust gases from the appliance flue collar to the base of the chimney. They have been referred to as the “weak link” in the wood-burning system because they are too often installed improperly. As you will see from the list below, there is a number of rules for the safe installation […]
A fireplace insert is best described as a woodstove inserted into the fireplace opening. The most common reason for an insert being installed is to increase the efficiency of your fireplace. The Ontario B365 Code which is the regulating authority governing solid fuel burning appliances, states in section 5.5.1: Masonry chimneys. When chimney fires occur […]
A space heater is a self-contained device for heating an enclosed area. Space heating is generally employed to warm a small space, and is usually held in contrast with central heating, which warms many connected spaces at once. The inspection includes ensuring manufactures installation instructions are followed and wood burning units are installed in accordance […]
Welcome to Barrie WETT Inspections site for information on safety using your wood stoves and WETT requirements.We start with the safe installation of your wood heating appliance. Clearances and materials to ensure your safety are discussed and shown. Inspection of your wood stove, fireplace, insert, or pellet stove is done in accordance with requirements of […]
An inspector will check the roof, basement, heating system, water heater, air-conditioning system, structure, plumbing, electrical, and many other aspects of buildings looking for improper building practices, those items that require extensive repairs, items that are general maintenance issues, as well as some fire and safety issues. All clearances, materials, construction and condition of wood […]
Solid fuel refers to various types of solid material that are used as fuel to produce energy and provide heating,oih sually released through combustion.Solid fuels include wood (see wood fuel), charcoal, peat, coal, Hexamine fuel tablets, and pellets made from wood (see wood pellets), corn, wheat, rye and other grains. Solid-fuel rocket technology also uses […]
A chimney is a structure for venting hot flue gases or smoke from a boiler, stove, furnace or fireplace to the outside atmosphere. Chimneys are typically vertical, or as near as possible to vertical, to ensure that the gases flow smoothly, drawing air into the combustion in what is known as the stack, or chimney, […]
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The Home Inspection is a visual inspection of your entire home, including; exterior, roof, foundations, decks, landscaping, drainage, interior walls, doors and windows, plumbing and fixtures, electrical wiring and fixtures, floors, finishes, heating systems, fireplaces and your attic.
Many insurance companies in Canada are requiring Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) inspections, an inspection of wood burning appliances, before issuing insurance. A WETT-inspector will visually inspect the safety of any wood-burning appliances. Call the Barrie Home inspector for all your wood burning inspection requirements.
Cleaning your Chimney tips and advice. A chimney sweep is an individual who cleans and removes soot from chimneys. In England boys as young as four were used to clean chimneys. Chimney sweeping was also one of the more commonly difficult, hazardous, and low-paying occupations of the era, and consequently has been derided in verse, ballad […]
Wood stoves are free-standing space heating appliances. Used either as the principal source of heat for a home or to supplement conventional heating systems, wood stoves are the most popular form of wood heating equipment because of their relatively low cost and installation flexibility.
Wett Inspections and Insurance company. Wood Energy Technology Transfer – are the governing body who work with insurance underwriters and government bodies, to ensure safe installations and provide standards for inspections and insurability of wood burning appliances, such as wood stoves and open fireplaces. There was a tendency during the development of the first round […]