This course will discuss statutory regulations concerning fireplace and chimney inspections, as well as the elements of fireplaces, chimneys, and wood burning stoves. We will discuss the proper methods of construction, installation, maintenance, and safety considerations necessary to enhance a home inspection and provide an increased level of comfort for your clients.
The course will also discuss various types of fireplaces and chimneys, including masonry, prefabricated metal, antique stone rubble, and vintage, as well as the components of these structures. Components generally include the firebox, damper, lintel, hearth, ash dump, smoke chamber, flue, rain cap, and spark arrestor. The course concentrates on safety features in gas fired fireplaces, fire blocking between floors, and basic tools for these specialized inspections.