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    Our family lived in Rockville, VA for years. ...

    Our family lived in Rockville, VA for years. Such a beautiful area. Virginia is the other place we would live if we weren't here.

    I'm so happy to have found this other person to do the...
  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE our Mendota. I would buy the same...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE our Mendota. I would buy the same thing again in a heartbeat.
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    Initially the company we purchased the fireplace...

    Initially the company we purchased the fireplace from had a college guy come out and try and figure out what was wrong. I felt sorry for him, he tried so hard.. he wasn't experienced, somebody in...
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    Mendota totally repaired

    Well, I now believe the fireplace is repaired.

    Mendota insisted the company from which we purchased our fireplace send out a professional knowledgeable with the issues we were having. This would...
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    Thank you for your replies - well, at least most...

    Thank you for your replies - well, at least most of them :o , I've forwarded them to our family in NH. If it were me, I would stay away from the system it sounds like trouble. I'm always a little...
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    LOL.... :rolleyes: Thanks for the input,...

    LOL.... :rolleyes:

    Thanks for the input, I've passed the info along. Sounds like something I wouldn't necessarily want to deal with. No chit...
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    Does anyone know of a forum on septic systems?

    Our children are looking to purchase a home in New Hampshire and one that is of interest has a pump up septic. What the heck is that? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?

    Do any of you know where...
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    I need to wait a while, but I will post more...

    I need to wait a while, but I will post more about the Mendota. I will say, Mendota is a good company, they were very responsive. And, I found an incredible service person, not associated with the...
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    Well, not much progress. Now we'll have to move...

    Well, not much progress. Now we'll have to move on.
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    With the small amount of use, and I mean small,...

    With the small amount of use, and I mean small, we had the broken log as well and it was replaced under warranty.
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    Supervise the installation, that's all I can say....

    Supervise the installation, that's all I can say. We've had nothing but problems with Mendota.
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    Our daughter and her family just moved from...

    Our daughter and her family just moved from Rogers, AR to VT. It was pretty nice out that way.
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    We are giving them time, I didn't mean to sound...

    We are giving them time, I didn't mean to sound as if we're about to drag them off to court. We've been very patient. The sales person, who really seems to know more about the Mendota's than anyone...
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    This fp is run off propane. Can you believe the...

    This fp is run off propane. Can you believe the installer forgot to install the converter when it was initially installed? This has been a nightmare from the start. We're soon going to contact our...
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    I think the basic problem is that it's has faulty...

    I think the basic problem is that it's has faulty parts and the owner of the place where we purchased the insert is trying to tweak it and get it running without replacing the parts - which isn't...
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    The whole fireplace issue makes no sense. None...

    The whole fireplace issue makes no sense. None of this should be happening.

    It's a Mendota Seabrook D40.

    Today we had it lit for about 6 hours, I just turned it off and the pilot light went...
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    I may not be correct on the piece, we'll see. ...

    I may not be correct on the piece, we'll see. Whatever it is, the repair person said it's a "big job". Perhaps an awkward job??
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    OK, I understand. I'll post what it ends up...

    OK, I understand. I'll post what it ends up being after it's replaced. :-) The tech guy said replacing it is a *big job*. I think he said they would have to take out the insert. It's going to be...
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    I agree, they should replace it. I haven't heard...

    I agree, they should replace it. I haven't heard from the owner of the company, I'll give him a day and then call.

    I really think he said defective thermocoupler... but I wouldn't swear to it. ...
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    Well, the service man came out again today and...

    Well, the service man came out again today and replace several pieces. It was obvious that the installation had been quite shoddy. The fireplace is burning away nicely now but he told us the...
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    :D :D Too funny.

    :D :D Too funny.
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    LOL... I forgot about the internet thing. I...

    LOL... I forgot about the internet thing. I wouldn't vote for him either but I'm afraid he's going to surface again.
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    Yes, it really is 5", I looked at it today. It's...

    Yes, it really is 5", I looked at it today. It's a 40" insert. I thought it would be 3" too since most that I read about (installation instructions) had 3" pipes.

    We'll see what happens....
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    Is Gore coming back?

    Anyone think Gore will try and run next year? I wasn't pro-Gore when he ran but he's not looking all that bad now.

    What do you think?
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    My mom had Bell's Palsy after getting bitten by a...

    My mom had Bell's Palsy after getting bitten by a tick that carried Lyme disease. The same thing happened to her face. She immediately went to the doctor, he gave her (strong) meds, and she really...
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    A techy came out today and looked at the...

    A techy came out today and looked at the fireplace, carefully. He discovered there is only one of the 5" pipes going up the flue, the second is not there. What's with that?! This was a...
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    LOL, I know, nobody wants to go to WW. Riding...

    LOL, I know, nobody wants to go to WW. Riding your bike is much better. I hope you live in an area where you're not having the winter we're about to have. Hmmmm... just noticed it's Michigan. We...
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    Chew gum, get yourself to Weight Watchers. You'd...

    Chew gum, get yourself to Weight Watchers. You'd be surprised how much you can eat and not realize it when you're quitting smoking.
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    Thanks for the thoughts on possiblities. The...

    Thanks for the thoughts on possiblities. The dealer has been out and they are coming out again tomorrow again to try and check a couple things out. We'll see what happens.

    Yes, we do keep the...
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    Toooooo funny!!

    Toooooo funny!!
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    Mendota Gas Fireplace pilot light goes out

    Hello, I see there are others having pilot light issues.

    We have a newly installed Mendota, there is a high wind cap on the chimney.

    After burning the fireplace for several hours, the whole...
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