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    My statement was not directly aimed at you, but...

    My statement was not directly aimed at you, but anyone that decides to work on gas fireplaces.

    Your statements of "their nonmenclature it said that soot accumulation is normal" and "Us hvac guys...
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    People that are not properly qualified and...

    People that are not properly qualified and educated should NOT work on gas fireplaces!!!

    Ashtree, you made my point for me. If those gas logs were installed in a vent free gas fireplace, you may...
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    I have serviced gas fireplaces for almost 15...

    I have serviced gas fireplaces for almost 15 years and have serviced/repaired close to 10,000 in my lifetime.

    With that said, the most common issue that I see with ventfrees is lack of...
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    Hearthman, I have never heard the term "quick...

    Hearthman, I have never heard the term "quick disconnect interlocked with shutoff". Is it a quick disconnect and a shut off valve piped in before the disconnect? Please excuse my ignorance, big words...
  5. The best advice is to go to your local fireplace...

    The best advice is to go to your local fireplace shop where you can actually see what is available and see which one catches your eye. Get the make and model of the one you like and we can share the...
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    I rarely see this pilot assembly in my area, but...

    I rarely see this pilot assembly in my area, but I usually disconnect the pilot line and blow out with my air tank. It doesn't work on systems that are near the ocean, that salt air corrodes...
  7. Thread: gas logs

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    I love the dead squirrel description. I've seen a...

    I love the dead squirrel description. I've seen a few that the homeowner put so much rock wool on there that it looked more like a dead raccoon!!!

    Less IS more.....
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    Just a little FYI Charles, Hearthman is one of...

    Just a little FYI Charles, Hearthman is one of the most knowledgeable, if not THE most knowledgeable person in the country when it comes to anything related to hearth systems.

    You came to this...
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    LP gas line on a sailboat

    I have a regular customer that has a 30' sailboat that is 20yr old and wants me to take a look replacing the 8' gas line and regulator. I have not gone to the marina to look at the job, will be...
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    Thanks Hearthman!!! I have never read what the...

    Thanks Hearthman!!! I have never read what the pressure to the pilot is supposed to be......now I know.

    This is a newly fired fireplace that sat unused for 5 years. I replaced the orifice with...
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    Thanks Vader. They "supposedly" installed the...

    Thanks Vader. They "supposedly" installed the conversion kit, but I did not have have my torx security bits with me to verify the proper installation.
    This is why I hate curing "tinkeritus"!

    I...
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    Majestic Dv360 lp conversion

    I got a call to troubleshoot a majestic dv360 that the homeowner had "someone" convert from NAT to LP. The issue is that the pilot flame is big and yellow. It has the proper orifice (62) and the...
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    What is it that causes the odors? Does it come...

    What is it that causes the odors? Does it come from the LP gas or from the ceramic fiber logs?
  14. I always charge extra for what I refer to as...

    I always charge extra for what I refer to as "Tinkeritis"
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    koolkahuna, I had one today that a customer had...

    koolkahuna, I had one today that a customer had her neighbor, who was a gas certified plumber, work on her vent free gas logs. After my cleaning, I go into diagnostic mode and see the thermocouple...
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    Gas fireplaces may resemble gas HVAC equipment,...

    Gas fireplaces may resemble gas HVAC equipment, but they have different safety systems and totally different rules of service.

    If you are not intimately familiar with them, death and property...
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    Thanks Hearth man!!! I was hoping that I didn't...

    Thanks Hearth man!!! I was hoping that I didn't have to remove the whole burner assembly.......that is less than fun!

    Guess I'll fill the cuss jar!
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    Heat N Glo 6000G ipi gas leak

    Hey guys, I am working on a H&G 6000G ipi dv fireplace that has a pretty healthy gas leak that I cannot pinpoint. It leaks only in the on position and is too strong for leak solution and my Leakator...
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    Thanks for the reply HM. It uses the GV 60 valve...

    Thanks for the reply HM. It uses the GV 60 valve and the #3 remote with timer and temperature.

    One of the fireshops that I do service and troubleshooting for has had close to 20 come back and...
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    electronic ignition valve issues

    I have been running across a lot of issues with the ignition system on the Peterson G10 24/30 01V system. Has anyone else seen lots of issues with that Mertec electronic ignition system? I have...
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    I'm in, I should have my refund check next week. ...

    I'm in, I should have my refund check next week. What's the asking price?
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    I guess his bill is pretty close. I did the math...

    I guess his bill is pretty close. I did the math and at 1400 btus, it comes up to just short of 10ccf.

    Now I just need to figure out w
    hy my bill is so low......nah, I don't think so !!
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    Heat n Glow 6000 pilot gas useage.

    I have a customer that has the H&G 6000 fp and his gas bill says the pilot uses 11ccf per month in gas......is this so? I have a 50k btu water heater and a gas dryer and I barely use that amount of...
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    The receivers are positioned where they've been...

    The receivers are positioned where they've been for several years without issues before.

    Don't the MV receivers consume a certain amount of energy while idle by always searching for a signal from...
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    Batteries problems in remotes

    This year I have seen more problems with batteries that leak in the receivers for fireplace remote controls and eat up the guts of the receiver. What causes batteries to do this and has anyone else...
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