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    AC13, you keep using that word "safe" as if one...

    AC13, you keep using that word "safe" as if one of us or some dopey manufacturer or service tech hold the power to grant you that state. It is a fantasy and impossible to attain. You may get safe-er...
  2. 1-no 2-in lieu of switch underneath. Use one or...

    1-no
    2-in lieu of switch underneath. Use one or the other but not both
    3-rock wool insulation. Used to create a glowing ember effect. See the manual
    4-ember material annually or as needed. Logs...
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    http://www.appliedsafety.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

    http://www.appliedsafety.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ansi_z535dot6_article.pdf
    http://www.appliancemagazine.com/editorial.php?article=1851


    Here are just two resources for the ANSI stds. on...
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    If you find a condition you think is improper and...

    If you find a condition you think is improper and presents a hazard to the occupants of the building, you have an obligation to warn them fully. That means written communication identifying the...
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    Fieldpiece SC56. Does it all and no problems....

    Fieldpiece SC56. Does it all and no problems. Very slender so it packs well in my bag. One handed operation.
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    Actually, you should get what's called a "level...

    Actually, you should get what's called a "level II inspection" by a chimney professional before you go any further. The suitability of the chimney will be determined along with the need for possible...
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    Billygoat, those are referred to as "slammers"...

    Billygoat, those are referred to as "slammers" because they were just slammed into the fireplace with no listed liner as required. They are inefficient polluting creosote factories responsible for a...
  8. You should refer to the listed instructions for...

    You should refer to the listed instructions for proper installation and operation. If you're still having problems, contact one of the several Quad dealers in MD. The blue lights are just an initial...
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    This HG unit is a factory built fireplace...

    This HG unit is a factory built fireplace designed for built in construction on a combustible floor.
    An 'insert' goes into an approved masonry fireplace. The dilemma with a see-thru insert are the...
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    This is NOT a DIY forum. See Site Rules. Before...

    This is NOT a DIY forum. See Site Rules. Before you attempt to have gas logs installed, you should have a level II inspection of the fireplace and chimney. To run the gas, you should leave that up to...
  11. You size woodstoves the same as you size...

    You size woodstoves the same as you size furnaces--by the size of the area to be heated, type of construction, etc. In order to install a woodstove insert, you first need a Level II inspection to see...
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    The valves are rated for 1/2 psi or 14 wci per...

    The valves are rated for 1/2 psi or 14 wci per ANSI Z21.78
    LPG valves are typically intended to operate with a min. inlet pressure under full house load at 11-14 wci so you can deliver a consistent...
  13. Please provide make and model.

    Please provide make and model.
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    you need a level II inspection of that chimney...

    you need a level II inspection of that chimney before connecting a woodstove. Failure to do so may result in burning your house down and your insurance company denying a claim. The chimney would need...
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    I pull the wires and install them on a rocker...

    I pull the wires and install them on a rocker switch. That way I can turn it on or kill it by the rocker and I can easily close the panel. When done, I Ohm out the door interlock switch then...
  16. These appliances are not intended to be primary...

    These appliances are not intended to be primary heat sources--see the listed instructions. If heater rated (listed to ANSI Z21.88) it can be operated thermostatically but you're asking waaay too much...
  17. Shop around. A vertically vented pellet stove...

    Shop around. A vertically vented pellet stove becomes natural draft after about 3 feet of vertical venting. You have to de-rate the total vent height for elbows and offsets--see the manual. Also,...
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    PVC is combustible per NFPA 211 definitions and...

    PVC is combustible per NFPA 211 definitions and IRC definitions (same). Must maintain 1" clearance to combustibles. Must have min. 18" separation from that B-vent outlet to the pvc intake both...
  19. Thread: Red Tagged

    by hearthman
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    Except for sealed gas direct vent fireplaces...

    Except for sealed gas direct vent fireplaces listed to ANSI Z21.88 and vent free appliances listed to ANSI Z21.11.2b, your basic safety pilot does not have to drop out for 180 seconds. Send your code...
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    That's UL listed dielectric crud. You can find it...

    That's UL listed dielectric crud. You can find it in the electrical section right next to the 30 amp short circuits and the class III ground faults...
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    They should have cleaned the dust off the tops of...

    They should have cleaned the dust off the tops of the water heaters..........what slouches!
  22. Most IPI ignition systems can be set to...

    Most IPI ignition systems can be set to continuous pilot, which of course defeats the intermittent aspect but, hey, if you want to keep the bug out.... Yes, I was speaking of direct vent or sealed...
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    Just understand if you go replacing components of...

    Just understand if you go replacing components of a part you void the warranty and listing of the stove and it could cause a fire, shock hazard or damage the rest of the stove. If you've done all YOU...
  24. Actually, most brands of gas direct vent inserts...

    Actually, most brands of gas direct vent inserts are pretty similar, but each with its own little challenges and idiosyncrasies just like furnaces. I have run into problems with the new Peterson line...
  25. Bugs can hitch a ride on humans so wherever we...

    Bugs can hitch a ride on humans so wherever we go, they can go. Best repellent I know of is to leave the standing pilot lit so the heat discourages them. You have to remove the orifice spud and...
  26. I'd recommend a listed gas direct vent insert...

    I'd recommend a listed gas direct vent insert only. They are heater rated with AFUE's in the upper 60's to 70's, have an integral v/s blower, can be run off a thermostatic control, are 'direct vent'...
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    You can't tell with LP by the visual flame...

    You can't tell with LP by the visual flame change. You'll need a manometer to see if the manifold pressure is changing and is it set to 10.0 wci on high. It isn't just LP that clouds the glass--it...
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    I don't blame you. However, most IPI ignition...

    I don't blame you. However, most IPI ignition systems have a provision for battery backup for igniting and operating the burner. You won't have the blower, which requires 110vac but it will still...
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    As Buford stated, it all reverts back to the...

    As Buford stated, it all reverts back to the listed instructions. You can NOT make generalizations with regards to the venting of listed combustion appliances, whether a high efficiency boiler, wood...
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    Any gas appliance should have an annual...

    Any gas appliance should have an annual inspection by a qualified professional and maintenance as required. The inspection determines the level of maintenance. On any new installs or first time...
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    Depends upon your local ordinances and...

    Depends upon your local ordinances and governmental energy conservation boards. Approved by both major model gas codes. Where are you? Must be electronic in Calif. for example.
  32. Passive makeup air supplies suck figuratively but...

    Passive makeup air supplies suck figuratively but not literally. On a good day, it might provide about 10 CFM. On a bad day it might exhaust about 10 CFM.
  33. I strongly recommend a Level II inspection before...

    I strongly recommend a Level II inspection before you use it. That will determine the suitability of continued use and any visible defects. Appears to be a homemade heat exchanger system. Not...
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    How did you connect the pellet stove to a duct?

    How did you connect the pellet stove to a duct?
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    Ditto: Think air sealing first, then worry about...

    Ditto: Think air sealing first, then worry about insulation from the attic side. Be sure to lock out the switch so someone doesn't inadvertently switch it on with the Plexiglas cover.
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    Actually, they conducted tracer gas studies and...

    Actually, they conducted tracer gas studies and proved if you don't pull your car out of the garage and close the door, CO will seep into the home. If you have negative vent pressure and drill a hole...
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    Be careful when using government efficiency...

    Be careful when using government efficiency ratings to discuss HVAC performance. Those numbers get so jacked in so many goofy ways you would not believe. For example, the gov't AFUE test for high...
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    The docs you seek are proprietary with mfrs A hx...

    The docs you seek are proprietary with mfrs
    A hx is designed at certain air flows at certain temps- change either and you change heat transfer. As a hx heats up heat transfer falls off (hot to...
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    They should have been able to take a mirror,...

    They should have been able to take a mirror, insert it in the rectangular opening at the rear base of the unit and look up to see where the air enters around the 5" exhaust pipe. If it's blocked,...
  40. Thread: Exhaust Fail

    by hearthman
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    Looks like a B-vent for a unit heater on the...

    Looks like a B-vent for a unit heater on the right above the roof. Those things should be outlawed. Add to it the CO from the industrial lift trucks. Looks like someone hit the garage door on the...
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    You can shop around or you can put your contact...

    You can shop around or you can put your contact info. into your profile and I'll call you. I'm in Delco.

    Level II is per the Nat'l Fire Protection Assn.'s NFPA 211. I sit on the cmte. that writes...
  42. Actually, under the Unaffordable Healthcare Act,...

    Actually, under the Unaffordable Healthcare Act, mammograms and other routine screenings have been pushed back until later in life. Even if the Fascists pay for it, good luck getting scheduled in....
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    You should get a Level II inspection before...

    You should get a Level II inspection before proceeding. There are a lot of things that can be wrong with steelform fireplaces the untrained laypublic and most chimney sweeps don't even recognize.
  44. This will void the warranty and listing. Get...

    This will void the warranty and listing. Get tested to know what chemical sensitivities you have which will then guide you towards your choices. Typically, radiant heating is preferred for people...
  45. Thread: Seems legit

    by hearthman
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    Just wow!

    Just wow!
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    You should not be installing stovepipe through...

    You should not be installing stovepipe through any roof--combustible or not. You need a "chimney". All factory chimney mfrs. I know of now offer a dead soft aluminum flashing cone for metal roofs....
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    The firebox is the heat exchanger in a wood or...

    The firebox is the heat exchanger in a wood or gas insert and some pellet inserts. If the firebox is cracked, there is no recognized field repair. The warranty and listing are voided. The code...
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    The pressure relief discharge must meet the class...

    The pressure relief discharge must meet the class of service. In this case, that would require a CPVC 3/4". It must terminate above an approved DWV line with an air gap so any discharge is visible...
  49. mikeroc, please read the Site Rules.

    mikeroc, please read the Site Rules.
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    Doug, where do you think the air comes in with...

    Doug, where do you think the air comes in with non-FVIR water heaters? Every one I've ever seen takes in air from the base, too. The difference is with a FVIR, there is a flame arrestor wire gauze...
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