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  1. #1
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    Gas valve replacement?

    I've been involved w/ furnace repair for a while but don't get into fireplaces too much. One of my fellow workers replaced his power pile gas valve w/ a 24V gas valve and a thermocouple. I've never seen a 24V gas valve on a fireplace before but wonder why not. Any input on this?
    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclet View Post
    I've been involved w/ furnace repair for a while but don't get into fireplaces too much. One of my fellow workers replaced his power pile gas valve w/ a 24V gas valve and a thermocouple. I've never seen a 24V gas valve on a fireplace before but wonder why not. Any input on this?
    Thanks!!
    Manufacturers use Millivolt systems so the appliance can be used in events of power outages and installations in structures where power is not available. A 24 volt valve, and a transformer is fine, but in the event of an outage, the appliance is useless.
    One way to outthink people is to make them think you think. They'll think you're not really thinking what you're trying to get them to think you think...........

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    He may be upgrading the size but he's not totally upgrading when he's sacrificing size for service. And by service I mean that in the event of a power failure, the size doesn't matter.

  4. #4
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    this is exactly happened to one of my friend

  5. #5
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    Be careful, if you replace a part with one that the appliance was not certified with you have now made your appliance uncertified and potentially unsafe. Most insurance companies won't cover you and where I live I would lose my license and probably be fined.

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