The Midwest Chimney Safety Council is dedicated to providing education on chimney, fireplace, and wood and gas heating appliances to the public and industry professionals. We offer classes to the public on the correct operation and maintenance of wood and gas burning appliances and chimneys, and seminars and workshops to professional chimney sweeps, chimney builders, masons, home inspectors, fire investigators, HVAC installers, and Hearth appliance installers. Most of our classes for professionals are approved for CEU credits from the CSIA, ASHI, MHA, and NFI.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends an annual inspection of gas furnace, gas boiler, wood and gas-burning fireplaces and wood stoves by a professional chimney sweep and sweeping as necessary (after 1/4" of creosote has accumulated on the flue walls).
Find a chimney or hearth professional on our Find a Pro page ------------------------------------------- Speakers Available
Some of our members are available to speak to groups about chimney safety, historic chimney restoration, identifying chimney damages, and how to heat your home efficiently with wood. Call 816-461-3665 for more information.
MCSC Annual Meeting and Workshop August 8, 9, 10, 2013
NFI Woodburning Review - Take for CEU Credits even if you are not taking the test! If you install wood-burning fireplaces, inserts, or stoves, you need this certification. Send your employees!
Codes and Standards Update with Marge Padgitt
Safe Chimney Access with Gene Padgitt
Healthy Living at Any Age with Brandi Biswell
Flashing 101 with Greg Boss
August 10: Identifying and Solving Negative House Pressure
Hands-on installation of a whole house ventilator
Most houses have a negative air pressure problem causing smoking fireplaces, CO backup, mold, and air that is up to 10x worse than outoor air! Most solutions are not adequate! Find out what causes negative pressure, stack effect, and drafts and solutions to these issues. If you are a chimney technician, HVAC technician, or fireplace installer, you need to know about Negative house pressure and some of the bad and good solutions. Learn how to install a whole house ventilator on site. Add this service to your business and make more money!
Registration Form -----------------------------------------------------
Bring your own eye, ear, and dust protection
We won’t have any extra on site.
NOTE: No children under 18 allowed by law. We will be following OSHA safety regulations.
CEU’s from NFI & CSIA will be applied for
Annual MCSC Auction and Pizza Party on Saturday night: Get great deals on your favorite chimney products donated by industry suppliers and
manufacturers! With our real auctioneer, Steve Hoover.
All proceeds go towards MCSC expenses for educational events