The Wood Stove Label in Canada
– is attached to each appliance and has an individual serial number for your appliance.
(Special note: Appliances without labels are treated as an “uncertified appliance” which have special clearances and code requirements.)
– Each manufacturer of a wood burning appliance is required to complete extensive testing in an “independent test laboratory” such as Warnock Hersey (or another accredited Lab)
– The Test lab will have determined proper clearances to combustibles and other information for each particular model noted on its wood stove label attached to the appliance.
In Canada -a WETT Inspection for your wood burning stove will determine if the CSA test standard on the appliance wood stove label is a current one or a Canada recognized one – usually wood stoves have to be certified to each particular country’s standards..
A WETT Inspection will also determine who the testing Agency is and whether the appliance is EPA Approved (Environmental Protection Agency)
Most jurisdictions do not allow a non EPA approved stove to be newly installed so be careful when you buy that “bargain online”.
Non EPA stoves do not reburn their smoke properly and are a nuisance in the neighborhood, however if they have been installed already and do meet current Installation codes they sometimes can be approved.
A WETT Inspection cannot and does not certify a particular piece of equipment
Wood stove companies pay thousands of dollars to test labs to get a certification for any given model.
A WETT inspector cannot produce a label for your homebuilt or otherwise older model stoves and units that are missing a wood stove label for any reason.
A WETT inspection will establish whether your system (certified or not) is installed with proper clearances and venting equipment to pass an insurance inspection.
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Annual Inspections and Cleaning
- Since 1 in every 7 House fires is caused by a wood burning appliance – BC Fire Code and most Insurance Companies Require Annual Inspections & Cleanings on Wood Burning Devices.
Our Chimney Sweep Service
- Depending on type of fuel and your burning habits – it may be necessary to clean your chimney more often than annually – but generally an annual sweep and inspection will remove any debris, creosote, critters or bird nests.
- WETT Certified Inspection Reports for Insurance or Building Permits for your Wood Burning Equipment Click to book Starts at $125
- Annual Fireplace Chimney Cleaning Service available – Starts at $125 (Insurance Company Acceptable) Click to book Starts at $125
- Wood Burning Stove and Insert Cleaning- We have specialized tools to protect chimney liners from damages during cleaning. Click to book Starts at $125
- Creosote Deglazing – Sometimes creosote from smoldering fires or wet wood can accumulate in the flue. This needs to be dealt with using different equipment and methods. Contact us for quote
- Note: We Power Sweep your chimney flue with the latest Technology from the inside or the bottom. In 90% of situations it is no longer necessary to go on slippery steep dangerous roofs.
- Building Depressurization Inspection for Draft Issues to determine how your building competes for draft Starts at $125 Book Now
- Draft Inducers for Wood Stoves and Fireplace Inserts for poor drawing basement and outside “cold” chimney installations Contact for quote
- Key Dampers for Installations with too much draft Contact for quote
- Stove Door Gaskets Contact for quote
- Combustion Air Intake Vents Contact for quote
- Chimney Sealing to prevent expensive Heat Loss and water or critter entry Contact for quote
- How to properly light a woodstove or fireplace insert
- How to light your open Wood Burning fireplace
Repairs and Upgrades
- Masonry Chimney & Fireplace Updates – Repointing, Rebuilding, Repairs or Removals Contact for quote
- Chimney top Crown Flashings with Drip Edge – Prevents leaks and erosion – adds years to chimney life
- Wood Stove and Wood Burning Insert Repairs. Cleaning and Installations – Specialized tools to protect chimney liner from damages during cleaning. Click to book service call.
- Wood Stove Heat Shields can reduce Clearances
New Equipment Installations
- EPA Certified Fireplace Inserts Supplied and Installed Starting at $2995.00
- EPA Certified Wood Burning Stove Replacements Supplied and Installed Starting at $1995.00
- Hi Temperature Steel Chimney Installations, Repairs and Replacements Contact for quote
- Chimney Liners
- Raincaps Contact for quote
- Fireplace Top Dampers
Wood Burning Accessories
- Stovepipe or Stove top Thermometers
- Double Wall Stovepipe Thermometers
- Remote Flue Gas Thermometers with Over Fire Alarms
- Firewood Moisture Meters
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