Combustion for Heating

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...

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Fireplaces

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...

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Flue Pipes

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....

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WETT Inspection

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...

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Space Heating

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. ...

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Home Inspection

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...

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Solid Fuels

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...

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Chimneys

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...

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