Fireplace Inspection
Fireplace Inspection

A fire is contained in your appliance. 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. When installing a Fireplace insert a stainless steel liner will be required to be added to masonry chimney with clay flue tiles. When clay tiles are cracked, it is usually cheaper and safer to install a stainless steel chimney liner.

Wood Stove Inspection
Wood Stove Inspection

The main consideration of an inspection are the clearances required to combustible products. Any "Certified Wood Stove" has been tested a specific clearances for safe operation. Part of the Inspection is to ensure all clearances to combustibles are met. Areas of concern are floor pad protection, (front, side, back, and door opening) clearances must meet minimum requirements determined by testing. Warnock Hersey and Underwriters Laboratories are the two most common certification agencies.

Pellet Stove Inspection
Pellet Stove Inspection

Pellet stoves have a combustion efficiency of 78-85%, they are also exempt from United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) smoke-emission testing requirements. Pellet stoves have heating capacities that range between 8,000 and 90,000 Btu per hour. Some pellet stoves can burn a variety of products while others are specifically designed to burn wood pellets for instance. Top loading pellet stoves are considered to be the most efficient according to experts in the field.

WETT Inspections Barrie and Simcoe County

Barrie WETT Inspections

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Welcome to the Barrie WETT Inspector 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 CSA, Ontario Building Code and the Ontario Fire Code. Our Certified members verify that the clearances listed on your wood burning appliance are met during installation. Most Insurance companies now require an Inspection by Certified Inspector prior to issuing a policy.

Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. is a non-profit training and education association managed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by holders of valid certificates. Through its administrative designate, Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. functions as the national registrar of the Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. program. Through professional training and public education, Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. promotes the safe and effective use of wood burning systems in Canada.

Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. are the governing body who work with insurance underwriters and government bodies, to ensure safe installations and provide standards for inspections and insurance compliance of wood burning appliances, such as wood stoves and open fireplaces.

Certified Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc.inspectors will specifically inspect components of all wood-burning appliances and fireplaces to determine if they were installed safely and in accordance with building and fire code requirements. Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. inspectors are required to complete a minimum of four days of formal training and declare a minimum of 80 weeks of related field expeirence before being certified.

For your WETT Inspection Barrie and Simcoe County call

Roger at 705-795-8255
Toll Free 888-818-8608
Email [email protected]