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    Complex issue

    As fireplaces go, Rumford/Rosin/Priorfire/Bellfire are the best performers. However, as with all open fps, they are subject to the interaction of the house. While a Rumford-esk Fps are usually more...
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    FireSide is a good start

    You cannot vent a solid fuel appliance with anything else. You might be able to use that one flue if it is big enough for 3 liners:
    1 for the gas heater in the basement
    1 for the Fp air intake ...
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    igniter gap

    Sound like the igniter gap is off. Try adjusting to about 3/16ths inch btw the tip of the igniter and the pilot burner hood. Since Twilight vents to the outdoors directly out of the top grille, there...
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    caveat emptor

    They are importers. You are supporting Hop Sing and co. That said, they run their company pretty well. Just keep in mind there's a reason for the prices on many things. Some are terific bargains and...
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    options

    If you upgrade the furnace to a Cat.IV, you can run PVC power vented out the side instead of the chimney. Regardless, you need to spend some money on the chimney to make it weather proof if nothing...
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    lung vented logs

    The best thing for these logs is not to burn them. They are Unvented/ventfree/lung vented. what kind of fireplace are these installed in? Masonry versus steel factory built? If factory built, can you...
  7. sizing

    I agree with Carnak on the smaller vent and use B-vent for the connector. Change the T'stat location for a longer cycle. Check the indoor Rh%--soggy house =soggy flue.
    consider building an isulated...
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    sizing gas line

    At ~450,000 BTUs, you will probably need to get the gas co. to upgrade the spring in the meter regulator to a 12.2wci or even a 2 psi system. Otherwise, your existing appliances will bottom out when...
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    mixing components

    Great Point, Frank!

    Just because you can get one brand component to mate up with another doesn't mean the listing is intact. In fact, the termination is one of the most important aspects of a...
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    That's why I said ask about the board in my post...

    That's why I said ask about the board in my post on the 27th!!!
    Glad to see they got it corrected for you. From what we're hearing, these new boards have the problem fixed.
  11. Danger !

    Do NOT use this fireplace until checked out by a qualified technician! Explosion hazard!Lot's of causes of delayed ignition. Cannot diagnose over the Internet. LP makes it even more risky.
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    OSHA

    OSHA would have a field day with you accessing them this way!

    I'd build it into the price having to setup chicken ladders, folding platforms, cherry picker, tying off, etc. to have proper...
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    smoke guards?

    You have a 21" lintel height and you're going to install a 4" smoke guard? 17" isn't much of a viewing area. Yes, your ratio is about 14.2 to 1. What we don't know are things like the the shape and...
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    caulking firestops

    ST, it depends upon the Mfr. You can caulk this joint on all HHT gas direct vents made by Heatilator, HeatNGlo, or Quadrafire at horizontal but not vertical firestops. We use high temp. RTV silicone....
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    Left Coast

    Thanks Collin. Hope ya'll have a great week.

    I have a 09:00a.m.EST conference call tomorrow morning--that means I get up at 05:50 Left Coast time! I'll see what I can share with the list on this...
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    Valor recall

    If this unit is the Valor 837AN or AP, it is subject to a recall. See http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prhtml.02/02248.html

    Doc
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    schizo tech

    When I went home one day and tried to post, it wouldn't let me unless I registered under a separate name. I have periodically made the fact known I go by both pseudonyms.

    Believe me, it was not my...
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    Gee thanks Collin. I sure appreciate your...

    Gee thanks Collin. I sure appreciate your personal attack against me. Look, just because you like to live on the edge and not always follow rules doesn't make it a good thing for you to condone that...
  19. IF the pilot is not dropping out, it's not the...

    IF the pilot is not dropping out, it's not the thermocouple. If you would provide the make, model, and type of venting, it would help. If the pilot is dropping out, consider inlet pressures at...
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    lung vented

    Check out http://www.aventlessfireplaceattorneyforyou.com

    VF odors can be caused by a number of things. A qualified technican needs to assess the unit for:
    -combustible gas leaks...
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    Now that's a balanced HVAC system! Doc

    Now that's a balanced HVAC system!
    Doc
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    fireplace section

    If this isn't the section for Fps, then what is?

    Romi, sounds like you need a full service call. Get a qualified tech with instruments in there. He'll need to take a full set of readings...
  23. direct venting

    direct venting means sealed combustion. If you don't want glass, you're talking about a B-vented or "top vent unit. I doubt you're going to find anything like that which is approved for venting out a...
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    Quad tech support

    800-234-2508. New expanded hours, too.

    Have your model and serial number ready so they can enter it into their database (Field Quality Claims System-FQCS)
    HTH,
    Doc
    Hearth & Home Technologies ...
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    dip tubes

    Yeah, there is a recall on some of them. Often, you will find bits of white plastic in faucet strainers and the water inlet valves of dishwashers and washing machines. The complaint usually goes they...
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