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    That "90" was a B-vent T with a cap shoved in one...

    That "90" was a B-vent T with a cap shoved in one end......the rest of the pipe was single walled........nice gaps where the single wall attaches to the B-vent T!
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    How many issues do you see?

    This was brought back from an install we did recently. Nice venting huh?
  3. I was out numbered and had to do something. I...

    I was out numbered and had to do something. I figured if I douched them down with gasoline, they would know that the spark from one of them shooting at me would ignite all of them.
  4. Not a gun story, but still a self defense story....

    Not a gun story, but still a self defense story.

    I pulled into the local convenience store on my way home on a Friday around 8pm to fuel up my F-350 dually when a car load of thugs cut me off,...
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    bflagg66, what do you think of the Alien holster?...

    bflagg66, what do you think of the Alien holster? I am on the fence about getting one for my XDS .45.
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    The soot on the side of the trailer doesn't look...

    The soot on the side of the trailer doesn't look too healthy either!
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    Tempo gas logs come with ceramic fiber logs that...

    Tempo gas logs come with ceramic fiber logs that are VERY prone to odors.
    Glad you were able to reduce your odors.
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    Vent free gas fireplaces are definitely a...

    Vent free gas fireplaces are definitely a different bird than vented or direct vent units. If you are untrained on them, it is best to call someone that has training.

    The gas pressure and fuel...
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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...
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    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...
  15. 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?
  22. 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...
  34. I love them all !!!! I guess since there are...

    I love them all !!!! I guess since there are thousands of vent frees in my area, I'd have to say the Peterson G10......I know they don't have a big fan club here, but someone's got to keep them...
  35. Yes, it closes and causes the valve to ground out...

    Yes, it closes and causes the valve to ground out and shut off when it over heats.
  36. Ummmmm, you still do not know definitively what...

    Ummmmm, you still do not know definitively what was the cause of your initial problem. There may be an issue still lurking inside that could be dangerous !!! Call someone that specializes in gas...
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    Thanks Hearthman!

    Thanks Hearthman!
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    Heatilator ND 3933 overheating CV

    Have any of you guys come across a ND3933 where the control knobs have been distorted by heat?

    On this one, "someone" did not latch the bottom two glass latches and I am assuming that the heat...
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    If the government is so concerned about indoor...

    If the government is so concerned about indoor air quality, why dont they make it easier to acquire a CO detector that registers and alarms at a lower threshold? What can we do to help that along? I...
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    I can see where a very tightly sealed home could...

    I can see where a very tightly sealed home could run into moisture and other issues with VFs, but in our moderate climate, few homes would be considered "tight". I guess our entire industry will...
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    Hearthman, why are VFs not allowed for a tax...

    Hearthman, why are VFs not allowed for a tax credit energy audit? Wouldn't it make sense for the government to promote a very efficient appliance? ........or is it a way for the powers that be to...
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    Will a CO2 detector tell me if my beer is flat...

    Will a CO2 detector tell me if my beer is flat before I open it?
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    Your questions have been answered already and you...

    Your questions have been answered already and you will have a hard time getting fireplace professional to commit to defining what you have without being there to actually see what you have and...
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    I have not encountered a Royal brand gas...

    I have not encountered a Royal brand gas fireplace, but H&G make very good products.

    I'll trade ya Summers, but you can keep that Winter you have up there. June-August humidity levels can be 80%...
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    That's a little out of my normal service area,...

    That's a little out of my normal service area, but WTH, If you pay travel time, I'm there !!! LOL, I'm sure someone can point you in the right direction.
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    Steve, post your location and maybe someone can...

    Steve, post your location and maybe someone can direct you to a true trouble shooter for your problem. I've serviced thousands of gas fireplaces and have never heard of this happening several times.
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    It is interesting that you had two pieces break...

    It is interesting that you had two pieces break in 2 years.....and they broke after they have been turned off for hours. I usually see them shatter while expanding from heating up, but never while...
  48. I'm sorry, I must have misunderstood your...

    I'm sorry, I must have misunderstood your statement, "Youve hooked up gas fittings before around my home"
  49. Gas work should be done by a licensed gas...

    Gas work should be done by a licensed gas plumber. From your post it sounds like you have stumbled thru previous gas work and got lucky and did not blow your family up !!! Please call a professional...
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    No heat from fireplace

    I got a call from an elderly customer and they said they weren't getting heat from their fireplace. I fixed it !!!!
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