Gas valve replacement?
I've been involved w/ furnace repair for a while but don't get into fireplaces too much. One of my fellow workers replaced his power pile gas valve w/ a 24V gas valve and a thermocouple. I've never seen a 24V gas valve on a fireplace before but wonder why not. Any input on this?
Manufacturers use Millivolt systems so the appliance can be used in events of power outages and installations in structures where power is not available. A 24 volt valve, and a transformer is fine, but in the event of an outage, the appliance is useless.
Originally Posted by unclet
He may be upgrading the size but he's not totally upgrading when he's sacrificing size for service. And by service I mean that in the event of a power failure, the size doesn't matter.
this is exactly happened to one of my friend
Be careful, if you replace a part with one that the appliance was not certified with you have now made your appliance uncertified and potentially unsafe. Most insurance companies won't cover you and where I live I would lose my license and probably be fined.