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  1. #1
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    Sediment Trap

    Here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area our code officials are now requiring sediment traps on gas appliances. How are you doing it in the tight space of a Gas Fireplace Appliance?
    Frank
    No good deed goes unpunished.

  2. #2
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    Not sure what code you're under but the IRC allows the shutoff for a gas fireplace to be remote from the unit if:
    -it serves no other appliances
    -is properly labeled
    -is "readily accessible"

    Now, the code also requires a sediment trap to be placed downstream of the shutoff "as close to the inlet of the appliance as practical". Since it is not practical in many cases to put a sediment trap next to the appliance, most AHJs will allow it to be installed in the basement or adjoining space close to the appliance as reasonably practical but still "accessible".

    HTH

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