The Barrie WETT Inspector
WETT Certified for over 15 years
WETT Certified Inspections on Wood Stoves, Fireplaces, Fireplace Inserts and Pellet Stoves
We offer WETT inspections within 48 hours and a report is issued at time of inspection.
Clearance to Combustibles during installation is one of the most frequently asked questions about installation. Our article explains all your requirements.
Our Installation Guidelines can help you ensure your wood burning unit is properly installed.
- Check the firebox for cracked firebricks or lining material. Replace any cracked firebricks to keep the firebox in
good shape and prevent overheating which can warp steel components and turn the unit into scrap.
- Check the operation of the damper. Quite often dampers are seized or broken which can lead to unsafe or poor operating conditions.
- For masonry chimneys, replace any deteriorated or spalling masonry and caulk flashings as needed.
- Ensure rain caps are present to prevent water leakage inside chimneys and their liners.
- Clean the unit so a proper inspection can be performed.
- Check the firebox for cracked firebricks, replace any cracked firebricks to keep the firebox in good shape and prevent overheating which can warp steel, crack welds and turn your woodstove into a pile of scrap metal.
- Ensure flue pipes are properly secured with three screws per pipe connection or equivalent pipe clamps installed as per mfg. specs. Ensure the pipe fittings are oriented correctly and the pipe is also sloped correctly.
- Check the damper operation, door gasket for deterioration and the door glass for cracking.
- Ensure any heat shielding is secured and in good condition.
- Keep wood storage and combustible materials at least 4 feet away from the wood stove in all directions at ALL times.
These items listed above are typical of the deficiencies found during WETT inspections that homeowners can easily deal with themselves prior to the WETT inspection to ensure their unit will meet the required standards.
The Barrie Home Inspector provides WETT Inspections (inspections of wood stoves, fireplaces, chimneys and wood burning appliances) in Barrie, Alliston, Orillia, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood and across Simcoe County.