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  1. Not sure if im following you right, 10" deep???...

    Not sure if im following you right, 10" deep??? good luck with nat gas. That space is calling for an electric unit.
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    What can this site do other than tell every post...

    What can this site do other than tell every post to hire a pro. Farbeondriven has been on here for over 2 years and the site has deemed him a pro. At times I come here to read through the posts and...
  3. Thread: Service Forms

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    Service Forms

    Before I develope my own, I was wondering if anyone has developed or if a manufacturer has developed thier own gas fireplace / logs service inspection form. Something that would show the homeowner...
  4. Thread: Crack in Firebox

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    Fireplaces are not supposed to crack...period....

    Fireplaces are not supposed to crack...period. Once I see it, I then know it, and I have a duty to protect the homeowner. I would red tag it, document it, and if the manufacture approves it, then get...
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    I will replace anything I mess up, no questions...

    I will replace anything I mess up, no questions asked. For glass, I will even give it a few days after the service (hasnt happened yet). I remember taking out a B vent glass one time and it...
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    Hearthman, quick question; Are you saying that if...

    Hearthman, quick question; Are you saying that if a vf burner gets dirt inside of the burner, they only solution is replacement?? Or only if the odor doesnt go away?

    JB
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    At least tey were honest..I usually get the "I...

    At least tey were honest..I usually get the "I dont know what happened, it happen after you serviced it so it must have been something you did!!!"
  8. Thread: Majestic Parts

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    Thanks..I will give that a try

    Thanks..I will give that a try
  9. Thread: Majestic Parts

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    Majestic Parts

    Anyone have a good suplier of Majestic parts. Since being purchased by monessen, its been tough getting parts. Im a monessen dealer but when it I service most brands and I have alot of majestics in...
  10. Turn the sw (thats by the valve) to off or to...

    Turn the sw (thats by the valve) to off or to rs...turn valve to on and your wall sw should work...better yet, get a copy of your manual and it will explain this procedure. If this doesnt work, call...
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    Check the manual and make shure you have replaced...

    Check the manual and make shure you have replaced and ember material to the amount and location per spec.
  12. Go to the NFI website and do a search for your...

    Go to the NFI website and do a search for your area...I will many times work on a FP eventhough I might not be a dealer for that manufacturer.
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    Make shure propane is full, tank is big enough to...

    Make shure propane is full, tank is big enough to manufacturer spec, piping is sized to btu, and sometimes some models do not have much of an adjustment. Call the shop that sold the unit and have it...
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    The inserts that I have installed put out almost...

    The inserts that I have installed put out almost as much heat as the regular direct vents. Customers were happy when I came back for maintenance.
  15. Thread: Pilot Problem

    by JBCat
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    Pilot did not change size until the burner was...

    Pilot did not change size until the burner was good and hot. I have not been back yet due to the busy time has just started for us in ohio.
  16. Thread: Pilot Problem

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    That was my thought or something in the valve...

    That was my thought or something in the valve becomes blocked when hot...like I said, the main burner flame is not affected at all, no ghosting or anything. Thanks for the replies.

    JB
  17. Thread: Pilot Problem

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    I was thinking that but a few things were...

    I was thinking that but a few things were throwing me off. I was only losing the pilot when the unit gets hot, the main burner flame did not change, once cooled down after 8-10 min, everything was...
  18. Thread: Pilot Problem

    by JBCat
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    Pilot Problem

    I was working on a Jotul B vent stove yesterday and I came across a problem that I could not figure out...The customer stated that the unit would shut down if they operated the unit on high but other...
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    Steady because were in full swing with the grill...

    Steady because were in full swing with the grill business...July will be the month to gear up for fall ( showroom installs ) Predicting a busy fall I just hope it lasts longer than last year. Sales...
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    On vent free, there are no adjustments. You must...

    On vent free, there are no adjustments. You must replace the whole assembly if thats the rout you are going. By the posts Im not convinced that the assembly needs replaced. A bad pilot will not...
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    If you dont think that you are going use it much...

    If you dont think that you are going use it much more this season then just shut it down and have it serviced in the fall. Log sets attract alot of dirt/spider webs/dust throughout the summer. If you...
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    We have had good luck with the Napoleon NZ series...

    We have had good luck with the Napoleon NZ series FP. Also, check to see wich units will qualify for the tax credits.
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    From what I can tell you have a log lighter being...

    From what I can tell you have a log lighter being used as a gas log set. You should have a vented log set properly installed in order to have a safe installation. It is wise to have a safety pilot...
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    The sand distributes the gas for an even flame...

    The sand distributes the gas for an even flame pattern but what is it that have???? Do you have a log lighter or a burner pan for gas logs. JB
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    As long as the termination cap is properly...

    As long as the termination cap is properly installed and sealed then you wont have air flow through the firestop. JB
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    As long as the wall is finished off then the air...

    As long as the wall is finished off then the air gap will not be a problem. If I am following your post correcly then that is the fire stop and we do not caulk around the pipe. I will make shure the...
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    Sealing the pipe isnt nearly as important as...

    Sealing the pipe isnt nearly as important as insulating and finishing off the inside of the chase. Thats too bad that it wasnt finished off prior to the installation of the FP. You could probably do...
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    Why dont you cover the FP up and have the glass...

    Why dont you cover the FP up and have the glass installed in Oct. Maybe put indoor plants in front of it (after covering the opening because of bees and other insects). That way you will be under...
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    I dont know if it would hold but if you try that,...

    I dont know if it would hold but if you try that, I would back it up with a screw or 2 on the back side of the log. Just watch the log to make shure it doesnt fall and block a flame port. If it...
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    As long as it is a direct vent unit, I would...

    As long as it is a direct vent unit, I would drill two holes and pin it. If it is vent free, it must be replaced. JB
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    I went on a broken glass call this last fall on a...

    I went on a broken glass call this last fall on a heat and glo. Upon inspection I could not find a single thing wrong with the unit and I checked everything. Cleaned the unit up, installed new...
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    Not enough information. Gas or Wood, inside or...

    Not enough information. Gas or Wood, inside or outside chase. A pic would be good also.
  33. Are you shure you have a vent free log set???...

    Are you shure you have a vent free log set??? What kind of logs are they. How long have you run them? .... See where Im going with this. You should find someone that is NFI certified and come check...
  34. Thread: Desa fireplace

    by JBCat
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    Let me throw this question out there....I have...

    Let me throw this question out there....I have always told my customers to burn with the doors wide open only. This will promote cooling by drawing in fresh air. I also tell them that they can shut...
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    Does your DV have safety switches on the glass??...

    Does your DV have safety switches on the glass?? I just ran across one that would drop out and I found the glass safety switch not making good contact. JB
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    Thanks for the info..JB

    Thanks for the info..JB
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    I agree..When I first got into the business, I...

    I agree..When I first got into the business, I had a hard time grasping the concept of wood burning in a prefab box. And now I have been seeing wood burning inserts in the prefab box, usually quadra...
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    Check to make shure your venting is clear both on...

    Check to make shure your venting is clear both on the exhaust and combustion air return. JB
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    Need to know what kind of gas fireplace??? Vent...

    Need to know what kind of gas fireplace??? Vent Free log set, Vented Log set, Direct Vent...Some are heater rated appliances and some are just for decoration. JB
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    I am considdering changing the exposed pipe to...

    I am considdering changing the exposed pipe to flex in order to reduce a 45 and to shorten the horizontal length. Been talking with monessen and this unit was just approved for flex venting....
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    term cap

    I cut the siding (wood) and then slid the cap up tight so the metal flange is under the bottom board. My thought is water goes down the siding and then on top of the cap and then rolls off. The...
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    Pics of Problem

    Pic 1 is an overview with the pipe termination going right of the FP above the drop ceiling.

    Pic 2 is one of the leaks..I have never seen water comming out but you can see the stain.

    Pic 3 is...
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    Followup

    The unit is Nat Gas

    The water seems to be comming from the pipe joints. I do not see any evidence of waterfollowing the pipe on the outside.

    When in operation, it works for about 2 - 3 hours...
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    Belmot DV Pilot Pipe Leak

    I have been pulling my hair out with a problematic install that I did last year.

    I installed a monessen blemont 500 last year and at times, the pipe seams on my horizontal runs will drip water....
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