Education Days


Modern Woodburning Venting &
Modern Gas Venting Principles

HPBAC surveyed members to learn what issues they are facing when dealing with woodburning and gas venting that could be addressed in technical training sessions. We worked with NFI to develop these special training sessions for HPBAC members.

Thanks to everyone who participated, with special thanks to Rick Vlahos and Rich Sedgwick from NFI.


Troubleshooting Electronic Ignition Training Events

Continuous pilot lights in new installations of gas hearth appliances will soon be eliminated in Canada. These sessions, held in Nova Scotia, Ontario and BC, were devoted to educating participants about the transition.

Thanks to everyone who participated, with special thanks to our sponsors and contributors.

What Our Participants Had to Say:

“The instructors were extremely knowledgeable in their presentation and understanding of troubleshooting the ignition systems in the field. Our seasoned gas technicians learned more in this one day presentation than any service manual or years of experience could have provided. We left with a much better understanding of the GV60 valve, Proflame 1 and 11, and the use of the multimeter in diagnosing service issues with electronic ignition systems. Our technicians readily applied their troubleshooting experience the very next day in the field and it saved our team time and money! We paid for our training in one day!!!! I see future value in the coming season, along with the confidence the technicians have going to a service call.”
George Leblanc, General Manager, Maritime Fireplaces Ltd., Moncton NB

“Great session, trainer was very thorough. Good day, well worth the expense. I would recommend it to all dealers in the industry.”
Gord Prince, Ontario & Atlantic Sales Manager, Energy Products Group, Waterloo ON

“The day was a wealth of information, presenters from most of the electronic systems we use did an excellent job of explaining the designs behind their systems and how they are intended to work currently as well as what we are going to see happening in the near future. They then went into detail on troubleshooting and diagnosing their systems and what to watch for as well as some hands on diagnostics on actual modules. It was also nice to have a chance to network with other techs, manufacturer reps and the team from HPBAC. I look forward to more opportunities like this in the future.”
Rob Stiller, Norfolk Fireplace, Simcoe ON

“Being able to work with actual burner assemblies was key to learning and retaining service protocol.”
Jeff Jackson, The Fireplace Center & Patio Shop, Ottawa ON

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