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WETT Inspections

Meet the Husband and Wife team, Neil and Stephanie Ballard. They grew up on the Island and currently reside in the Cowichan valley with their three children.

About WETT

Wood Energy Technical Transfer Inc. is a non-profit training and education managed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by holders of valid WETT Certificates. 

WETT Inc. promotes the safe and effective use of wood burning systems in Canada. 

For more information, visit www.wettinc.ca

 

Level 1 Inspection

The Inspection of “Readily Accessible” Components of:

Scope (What is Included):

  1. A solid fuel-burning appliance, or
  2. A site-built fireplace, and
  3. The venting system for:

a) Proper use of required components, and

b) Clearance to combustibles, and

c) Readily visible system obstructions or deposits

Purpose (Why and When):

  1. To verify code compliance of readily accessible components;

a) At a homeowner’s request, or

b) With a homeowner’s permission when requested by a third party (eg., insurance company, home buyer, etc.)

Process (What to Expect):

  1. A basic, visual inspection by a WETT Certified SITE Inspector; performed without a ladder or specialized tools. 
  2. A report using WETT’s recommended inspection checklist(s), or similar checklist(s), for the type of system being inspected, including the certification number of the inspector. 

Level 2 Inspection

The Inspection of “Accessible” Components of:

Scope (What is Included):

  1. A level 1 inspection; and
  2. Inspection of all “accessible components of the system for clearance to combustibles and for obstructions or deposits; and
  3. An evaluation of the construction, sizing, condition and suitability of “accessible” components of the system. 

Purpose (Why and When):

  1. When a level 1 inspection is deemed insufficient because of a detected or suspected hazard, or

2. When verification of the suitability and integrity of the system components is required, or

3. After an operating malfunction or external event, likely to have caused damage to the system, or 

4. When an appliance is replaced, or

5. When a major system component is replaced or requires significant repair.  

Process (What to Expect):

  1. Inspection of accessible system components, which may include the possible disassembly of accessible system components, by a WETT Certified SITE Comprehensive Inspector or by a WETT Certified Technician, as part of an installation or major system component repair process.  
  2. A report using WETT’s recommended inspection checklist(s), or similar checklist(s), for the type of system being inspected, including the certification number of the inspector.