Duliban Logo SVG

About Us

History

Resources

Join The Team

Give us a call

Send us an email

We have a 4.8 rating from over 600 reviews

Safety Tips For Woodstoves

Safety Tips For Wood Stoves

July 24, 2020

Do you own a wood stove? Are you looking to install one? There is a lot to know about having a wood stove and how it can affect your insurance. We want to make sure you are well informed and keep safe, so we interviewed Rob Cardif , Risk Management at Trillium Mutual to provide us with wood stove safety tips

What does WETT stand for?

Wood Energy Technology Transfer.

Why is it important to have a WETT Inspection?

Peace of mind. A WETT certified contractor can inspect the wood appliance and make sure it is installed to code compliant standards. When equipment is installed properly and maintained, it will perform longer, more efficient and keep you and your family warm, while saving you money in the long run. A wood stove can never be “WETT Certified”. A WETT certified contractor may inspect a wood stove and provide documentation that it meets certain code criteria.

How can I maintain my wood stove?

By visually inspecting the seals around doors, condition of fire bricks, condition of fire box, flue pipe (including screws), chimney and rain cap for deterioration. Always consult your manufacturers certified installation instructions, concerning maintenance.

What are some basic distances/measurements to be aware of?

18” floor ember protection in front of any appliance door,16” clearance on fireplace hearth,  8”clearance for floor ember protection beyond sides and back of appliance and 18” clearance to combustibles of any single wall flue pipe. Single wall flue pipe must be less than 10’ of total length, including elbows. Manufacturers certified installation instructions supersede and when in doubt, go with the more stringent requirement.

Can I buy a used unit and install it myself?

Yes, if proper permits are obtained by the authority having jurisdiction and subject to final inspection. The appliance must be approved for use in Canada. Many insurers will require documentation that the appliance has been inspected by a WETT certified professional.

Are there any make or models to be aware of?

Yes, consult manufacturer prior to purchasing a previously enjoyed wood appliance. Uncertified solid fuel burning appliances must be installed to the building code, fire code and the authority having jurisdiction. CSA B365 Standards should always be referenced when installing a solid fuel burning appliance.

What kind of wood should I burn?

Seasoned wood with a moisture content of approx. 10-20% of its weight.

If you have questions about wood stoves, let’s chat!

As your hometown broker, we care deeply for our clients and our community. We are unconditionally committed to helping and servicing our valued clients anyway we possibly can! Our offices remain open to all our clients via phone at 1-855-385-4226, email at [email protected] or text at 289-802-1843.

Related Articles:

Wood Stoves, Oil Tanks and Home Insurance: What Does it Mean for my Policy?

Wood Stove Questionnaire

related blogs

Read related blogs

Our blog is packed with the tips and tricks you want to read, and deserve to know.

The Rising Impact of AI and Generative AI on Insurance

The insurance industry is undergoing a significant transformation driven by advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI technologies. These

Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a cozy movie night cuddled

A male-female couple sitting together on a couch, in their rented living space.

Renting a property, whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, comes with its own set of responsibilities – and uncertainties.

Man, standing with his hand on the back of his neck and looking back at his car and another vehicle involved in a fender bender.

Navigating the roads of auto insurance can often feel like a journey filled with unexpected turns, especially when your driving

laptop with a digital lock emerging from the screen, showcasing the importance of insuring your digital footprint.

In an era where digital threats loom large, understanding and mitigating cyber risks is not just prudent; it’s a business

Boy child standing on a box in the middle of his kitchen, wearing a snorkel as water begins to rise around him. Demonstrating a home flood.

In Ontario, the threat of natural disasters poses a significant concern for homeowners. Understanding how these events are covered under

About Us

History

Locations

Meet The Team

Resources

Our Insurers

Claims

Referral Program

Blog

Join The Team

Careers

Contact

Auto

Classic Car 

Electric Vehicle

High Risk 

Motocycle

Ride Sharing & Uber

Home

Condo

Airbnb

Cottage

Landlord

Tenant

Business

Small Business

Commercial Auto

Commercial Property

Contractor

Cyber

Liability

Farm

Recreation

RV

ATV & UTV

Slingshot

Snowmobile

Boat

Tractor Protect

Mich Stars

We have a 4.8 rating from over 600 reviews