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Standards of Practice - Section 12

12. FIREPLACES AND SOLID FUEL BURNING APPLIANCES

12.1 The inspector shall:
A. inspect:
1. the system components.
2. the vent systems, flues, and chimneys.

B. describe:
1. the fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances.
2. the chimneys.

12.2 The inspector is NOT required to:
A. inspect:
1. the interiors of flues or chimneys.
2. the firescreens and doors.
3. the seals and gaskets.
4. the automatic fuel feed devices.
5. the mantles and fireplace surrounds.
6. the combustion make-up air devices.
7. the heat distribution assists whether gravity controlled or fan
assisted.

B. ignite or extinguish fires.
C. determine draft characteristics.
D. move fireplace inserts or stoves or firebox contents.

2 comments:

  1. You got that right, sometimes people think that what you have listed above is what we Twin Cities home inspectors are required to do, but on the contrary is that it is just an optional task.

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  2. When you are buying a home you want to know how you can save in the process of embarking on a huge financial investment. A home inspection done by a professional home inspector will help you make informed decisions which could mean big savings.

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