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 may be metallic or wooden. Metal pipes are usually circular in cross section; wooden pipes, square or rectangular, though triangular and round wooden pipes do exist.

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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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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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Barrie Home Inspection Process

Barrie Home Inspection Process.  The most important part of your home inspection is knowing who your home inspector is.   Before contracting your home inspector you should review his memberships and qualifications to ensure you...

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Orillia Wett Inspections

Orillia Wett Inspections for all your wood burning insurance requirements.  Call the Orillia Home Inspector to book your WET Inspection. 705-795-8255 The Scope of a Level 2 WETT Inspection is termed as “Accessible” ,...

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Cleaning your Chimney

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...

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