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  1. One of our technicians found this last Friday. ...

    One of our technicians found this last Friday. While normally found in the tube from the orifice leading to the actual burner, this spider had crawled through the orifice and had build a nest in the...
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    1. When was the last time it was professionally...

    1. When was the last time it was professionally serviced?

    2. Check the system, including the catalyst for obstruction.
  3. Thread: gas logs

    by bartogden
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    There's actually quite a bit of good information...

    There's actually quite a bit of good information on YouTube regarding gas log set servicing that is at the DIY level.

    However, with anything on the "net", caveat emptor...

    Bart Ogden
    Wichita,...
  4. Before this gets too involved, be advised that...

    Before this gets too involved, be advised that replacement parts are NLA on these.

    I have one right now that we're getting ready to remove the entire fireplace and replace it. I have another one...
  5. Hi Ashtree, Make sure the front left log is...

    Hi Ashtree,

    Make sure the front left log is not sitting directly on the thermopile generator. I had two of those do that in the last 3 weeks. One was a brand new installation. Either cut the...
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    Majestic is not out of business. See...

    Majestic is not out of business. See http://majesticproducts.com/.

    Bart Ogden
    Wichita, KS
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    Forum Rules prohibit us from providing DIY advice.

    Forum Rules prohibit us from providing DIY advice.
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    :censored:! WOW! That would be a partially...

    :censored:!

    WOW!

    That would be a partially vented application. If the VF logs are listed for that, then that would be our preferred method of operation advisement for the client - - - along...
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    Just as an added "FYI", it's our advice that VF...

    Just as an added "FYI", it's our advice that VF gas logs in an actual VF application are not recommended to run "all day". Most of them are not equipped with outside air as recommended.

    We...
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    It must contact the TP as well. Remember, in...

    It must contact the TP as well.

    Remember, in it's simplest sense, a TP is simply a bunch of TC's in series.

    Proper flame position is how the ODS is designed to work. If it's off a little, it's...
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    Where did you get the information that the white...

    Where did you get the information that the white film on the inside of the glass causes the tempering of the glass to break down? I would like to read that information in context to understand the...
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    Both ceramic and tempered glass are in use in gas...

    Both ceramic and tempered glass are in use in gas fireplaces today.

    "Typically" factory-built fireplace doors will have tempered glass in them.

    I believe all modern woodburning stoves and...
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    We have used denatured alcohol with good results....

    We have used denatured alcohol with good results. It seems to leave no residue and evaporates quickly. I recommend caution should be used when using this product. It can be put on a swab and tiny...
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    When was it professionally serviced last?

    When was it professionally serviced last?
  15. Thread: log lighter

    by bartogden
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    This isn't a DIY repair. You really need to...

    This isn't a DIY repair. You really need to contact a plumber to work on the gas supply valve.
  16. Thread: log lighter

    by bartogden
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    If it won't turn, you'll likely need to contact a...

    If it won't turn, you'll likely need to contact a plumber to replace the valve.
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    natgastech, To my knowledge, you don't have to...

    natgastech,

    To my knowledge, you don't have to be an HPBA member to purchase the reference manuals.

    It takes money and people to produce educational materials. Money and time invested has to...
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    Just because NFI is not recognized in Canada...

    Just because NFI is not recognized in Canada doesn't mean there aren't great training materials there.

    Bart
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    The new Avalon GreenSmart gas inserts do a...

    The new Avalon GreenSmart gas inserts do a fantastic job of heating and have some very unique features with a self-modulating valve in the GreenSmart mode. www.avalonfirestyles.com.

    Bart
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    Amazingly enough, we are able to order glass for...

    Amazingly enough, we are able to order glass for a number of older gas fp units. Check with your local supplier for that make - there's a good chance you'll be able to get it.

    Bart
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    What did they ever do to stop the air from...

    What did they ever do to stop the air from leaving the house, though?

    If air is coming in, it MUST be going out somewhere.
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    It's still likely a pressure problem in the...

    It's still likely a pressure problem in the house. Air coming IN means air is going OUT.

    Remove the "packed" fiberglass as required and insulate normally, preferably sandwiching the fiberglass...
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    Flyweed, If converting from LP to NG, you...

    Flyweed,

    If converting from LP to NG, you would not lean the manifold out, you would enrichen the mix.

    NG takes less air for a proper fuel:air mix. LP takes more air for a proper fuel:air mix....
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    I'm certainly not disputing that there might be...

    I'm certainly not disputing that there might be tp gens that can produce higher voltages, but we're discussing fireplaces here and a typical 1950-001 which is designed to produce 250-750 mv.

    I do...
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    He said the pilot looked correct, though. If...

    He said the pilot looked correct, though.

    If it's got a NG orifice in there, it's going to be a LARGE pilot flame and easily distinguishable.

    The pilot flame should envelope the top 1/3 of the...
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    Most RS are rated at 250-750 mv. I don't know...

    Most RS are rated at 250-750 mv. I don't know that I've ever seen one read that high.

    If you waited at least 5 minutes before taking reading 2 and if the pilot flame is observed to be correct,...
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    Just a word of caution about using a plumber's...

    Just a word of caution about using a plumber's torch on tp's or tc's. It is VERY easy to cause premature failure of either of these components by the extreme high-heat of a plumber's torch. Extreme...
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    There are sometimes exceptions to the rules on...

    There are sometimes exceptions to the rules on these sets, also.

    Recently serviced a gas log set with a very odd burner configuration - all the orifices pointed UP.

    This was a natural gas set,...
  29. Love-Less Ash Company makes 2 models. The...

    Love-Less Ash Company makes 2 models. The Cheetah 2 and the Cougar. The Cougar is the more expensive, more quiet model. Check a local hearth shop or a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep to purchase. ...
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    I wold guess that you actually have a...

    I wold guess that you actually have a factory-built fireplace rather than a "wood burning ceramic insert".

    Sounds like a typical chase cap flashing is rattling in the wind. Usually needs...
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    Please contact a local FMI dealer, the factory or...

    Please contact a local FMI dealer, the factory or you might try a CSIA Certified Chimney sweep at www.csia.org. One of these three sources should be able to get parts for you.

    This site is not...
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    Now, we're getting somewhere with your...

    Now, we're getting somewhere with your information. You could always go to a very heavy gauge wire and solder the connections. This would leave less surface area for corrosion to occur.

    Bart...
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    We generally use DSI systems. Make the...

    We generally use DSI systems.

    Make the connection, then wrap the connection tightly and completely with the teflon tape to isolate it from the air. It should help keep the corrosion down as long...
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    We work on them, but we're in the midwest with no...

    We work on them, but we're in the midwest with no salt air.

    Two suggestions: Wrap the fittings with teflon tape; Coat the fittings with the new high-temperature alternative to Mil-Pack that...
  35. If a fan is not listed for use with a unit, you...

    If a fan is not listed for use with a unit, you should NOT use a fan with that unit.

    Don't violate the manufacturer's listing!

    If you want a fireplace with a fan, then you'll need to replace...
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    That's fine - and that's all anyone had to do was...

    That's fine - and that's all anyone had to do was let me know.

    There wasn't any need for "Ain't" to be rude about this.

    I've changed the signature line for my posts to this forum.

    Bart...
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    Dear Ain't, It is common professional...

    Dear Ain't,

    It is common professional courtesy to list your real name and where you are from so people will know what area of the country you are from.

    Usually, one would actually list their...
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    Typically the only things that kill valves are...

    Typically the only things that kill valves are High Heat, High Pressure, High Water or High Voltage. We see a LOT of valves being changed out for no reason other than the technician is looking for...
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