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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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    gas lines

    The issue of flex lines penetrating the cabinet is a function of the flex mfr. Some allow it and some don't. Some do as long as grommeted as previously noted(Dormont). I investigated this issue with...
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    CSST

    Why not? It is a listed system. Should be approved anywhere black iron is.
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    Hope this comes through [/img] We see these...

    Hope this comes through
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    We see these return leaks all the time. Real fireplace killers. In this case, could be people killers, too. Where are the inspectors on this? Must be back reading...
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    Note the single walled vent connector pipe run...

    Note the single walled vent connector pipe run illegally as a vent through the roof with zero clearance to the roof deck. Must use B-vent with a 1" clearance to combustibles. Single walled pipe is 6"...
  30. Think about it before you jump

    If the fireplace comes with an attachment for outside combustion air, you can, of course use it. You cannot hack holes into the side of the Fp.
    I'm not sure what you think this air kit will do but...
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    chimney fire looking for a place to happen

    Man, you need someone to coach you on wood burning! Obviously burning way too smokey, smouldering fire for too long. Are you burning the way the salesman said, packing it full of wood for long hours?...
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    Warning! Do NOT use this fireplace as is! Factory...

    Warning! Do NOT use this fireplace as is! Factory built fireplaces can use only listed components, which this fan-thing is not. Have a qualified chimney sweep inspect this mess and see if replacement...
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    Gotta be careful because of anti-trust...

    Gotta be careful because of anti-trust guidelines. We cannot discuss pricing. Might be able to talk in general some pros and cons but if you blast one brand they might have a case against you...
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    NFPA 54 Nat'l Fuel Gas Code 9.6.2 "....These...

    NFPA 54 Nat'l Fuel Gas Code 9.6.2 "....These appliances shall not be thermostatically controlled". Also has to do with whether or not the appliance is being used as a sole source of heat. In that...
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    What you are asking for requires the fireplace...

    What you are asking for requires the fireplace comply with ANSI Z21.88, which is a heater rating. Fireplaces and gas logs not listed to Z21.88 are not tested nor intended to burn for long periods...
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    physics

    The building itself is a chimney. As warm air rises up through the building (and it does), replacement air, called makeup air, is drawn in below. Think of the house as a syringe a nurse is drawing up...
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    You are the makeup air system for the other 19...

    You are the makeup air system for the other 19 floors above you! To correct the problem, have the bldg super seal the upper levels of the bldg from air exfiltration, provide adequate makeup air, and...
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    As a regional technical rep. for the largest Fp...

    As a regional technical rep. for the largest Fp mfr in the world, I can tell you do NOT install unlisted glass doors (or other unlisted components for that matter) on a factory built fp. You run the...
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    You need to do some calculations as to heat loss,...

    You need to do some calculations as to heat loss, heat load, etc., the construction of the house, how tight it is, how well insulated, and DOE climatic zone should all figure into this choice. Unless...
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    Go to http://www.sitgroup.it/ and ask them for a...

    Go to http://www.sitgroup.it/ and ask them for a copy of the 820 Nova mv troubleshooting guide.
    HTH,
    Bob
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    I know HeatNGlo used to make a fireplace/ air...

    I know HeatNGlo used to make a fireplace/ air conditioner but what the heck does refrigeration have to do with fireplaces?

    Think you're on the wrong list
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    The Northstar and Freshaire Fireplaces are...

    The Northstar and Freshaire Fireplaces are awesome supplemental heaters but don't think you're going to heat that whole house with them. Also, specify the ducts must be sealed with duct sealing...
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    James2, I doubt this guys house is as large as a...

    James2, I doubt this guys house is as large as a Home Depot nor does he have large doors allowing so much fresh air in. For the record,OSHA is pushing for electric forklifts. They do monitor CO and...
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    read the manufacturer's notes in the manual. If...

    read the manufacturer's notes in the manual. If you don't have a manual, contact the mfr. You should build several small curing fires first, then you can build normal ones. Most cracks stay hairline...
  45. S/P, you know I agree with you 10,000%. However,...

    S/P, you know I agree with you 10,000%. However, I once pointed out this during training and was chastised for sex discrimination! I made the point that women know their houses and the nesting...
  46. Gas sniffers detect a whole range of compounds...

    Gas sniffers detect a whole range of compounds including most detergents, pipe dope, thread cutting oils, etc. You are possibly getting false positives.

    re-read my earlier post. Do NOT use dish...
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    Contact HL at 877-943-2848. Have the serial...

    Contact HL at 877-943-2848. Have the serial number available so they can enter it into their Field Quality Claims System (FQCS). Then, they can provide you with support such as manuals, tech info.,...
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    Contact a reputable chimney sweep in your area....

    Contact a reputable chimney sweep in your area. Many have now been trained in how to remove steel form (Heatilator/ Heatform) fireplaces and Rumford-ize them. I recommend you incorporate a stainless...
  49. Thanks for pasteing part of my Dec. posting...

    Thanks for pasteing part of my Dec. posting Tempted!

    This is one sick house! Much more than just the lung vented FP causing all this moisture, I'll wager. However, there is some responsibility...
  50. You are in the final stages and just now thought...

    You are in the final stages and just now thought about codes, CO, and finish details? Since you don't know about the codes, you must not have pulled a permit. If you ever go to sell that house, you...
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