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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?
    No good deed goes unpunished.

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    Aug 2004
    S.E. Pa
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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".


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