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Stove/sweep repair certification

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Flammam, Jan 16, 2008.

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  1. Flammam

    Flammam Feeling the Heat

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    I have done some looking around Google and can't really find an answer. So I will present my question here on this forum.
    With the increasing prices of non renewable fuel I see a situation where more and more people will be moving to heating with wood/pellets/corn. This will create more of a demand for servicing and repair/ mainenance of these appliances. Being rather dissatisfied with my current career I am considering moving into the stove repair/ service profession.
    I have installed and repaired a few stoves for friends and famiy and have gotten more than one" Its cold out and my stove isn't working" call. I am aware that starting up any busisness is very time and effort intensive and am willing to put the effort in to be successful. What I can't find is any type of organization that certifies a repair person to work on pellet or wood appliances. Is this only done through the manufactures or is there a national or regional organization that provides training??

    TIA

    John

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  2. Bxpellet

    Bxpellet Feeling the Heat

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    Try the NFI National Fireplace Institute web site
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    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    Training through manufactures is usually the best for learning, the NFI is more like a badge showing you are serious and have a certification. The NFI is not easy to get by any means but there is no real training involved, just reading and understanding a 200+ page binder and taking a test.
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