what makes a professional?

bfooch Posted By bfooch, Nov 5, 2013 at 3:18 PM

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  1. bfooch

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    I spoke with my insurance company about installing a new wood stove in my house that came with a bad one. They said if I just left the chimney and connected a new stove I'm fine but if we put a new chimney they wanted it to be a pro job. What constitutes a professional? I've worked construction etc and am sure I'm more than fine but obviously their looking for something. Is it an HVAC cert? Also I have a friend who's a fireman who does the investigations of arsons etc. Is there a paper or a review type thing I can have him come perform to show my job is up to code?
     
  2. begreen

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    By professional I suspect they want to have a licensed and insured professional, be that an NFI tech, contractor, stove shop, etc.

    Does your local jurisdiction require a permit to be pulled and an inspection for a new stove and chimney install? If so, passing and having that signed document should satisfy the insurance company. Worth asking about.
     
  3. Backwoods Savage

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    I would go direct to the insurance company with your plans and then have them tell me what they consider to be professional.
     
  4. Oregon aloha

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    If your insurance company is giving you a hassle, try a new insurance company. There are many insurance companies that will work with you, or you can wait until your done and now the work would be considered preexisting.
     
  5. blades

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    Seen plenty professionals that do not have a clue about wood stoves, including the inspector that the ins. sent.
     
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