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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.
  2. 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,...
  3. 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...
  4. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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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