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    An outside air kit isn't going to warm you. If it...

    An outside air kit isn't going to warm you. If it is located in a negative pressure zone, it can suck heated air out of the fireplace into the flex duct.
    Are your doors labelled "Heatilator"? If...
  2. This is not a DIY site so we can't provide...

    This is not a DIY site so we can't provide details how to troubleshoot. We do recommend you get a pro in there to troubleshoot it. It could be many things ranging from venting to gas supply to the...
  3. How was it determined these parts need...

    How was it determined these parts need replacement on what is essentially a 'new' fireplace? VT Castings has been bought and sold about 3 times since you bought it. They are now owned by Hearth &...
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    Aside from performance issues, the venting system...

    Aside from performance issues, the venting system must be suitable for the class of service. If you reline the chimney a thin walled liner will heat up quickly and be less prone to condensation....
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    Shut it down at once! Delayed ignition is...

    Shut it down at once! Delayed ignition is dangerous to say the least. Many possible causes so get a pro in there qualified to service gas hearth appliances.
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    I think I'm just about the only guy in the US...

    I think I'm just about the only guy in the US that actually reads the gas code :-). You can do what you want and it may work because it's gonna do what it wants to regardless of what some book or...
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    They cut down the 90 ell because the water heater...

    They cut down the 90 ell because the water heater is too tall for the allowable vent rise. At less than 3 feet of vent rise, the connector must be increased to 4" at 40 MBH. A bullhead tee with a...
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    You should have the unit serviced by a hearth...

    You should have the unit serviced by a hearth service professional. Unfortunately, we cannot give DIY advice in this forum. If you provide the model of the unit we might be able to provide some...
  9. The chimney must be suitable for the class of...

    The chimney must be suitable for the class of service. For CAT I gas appliances that will mean relining with a listed liner. Now, while aluminum liners are approved for this application they must be...
  10. B-vent is rated for 550F CAT I gas ONLY. It has...

    B-vent is rated for 550F CAT I gas ONLY. It has an aluminum inner liner. Older factory built fireplaces use a stainless steel factory chimney listed for use only with wood burning fireplaces and...
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    DIP= Dual in-line package Just a series of on/...

    DIP= Dual in-line package
    Just a series of on/ off switches that can be changed. They are more expensive than a printed circuit. If you run into coding issues as I discussed its easy change....
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    The switches in the handheld transmitter must...

    The switches in the handheld transmitter must match the printed circuits in the receiver. A cut circuit is matched by moving the corresponding dip switch 'off'. This remote works by radio frequency....
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    402.4.1 Longest length method. The pipe size for...

    402.4.1 Longest length method. The pipe size for each section of gas piping shall be determined using the longest length method of piping from the point of delivery to the most remote outlet and the...
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    Yes, contact FHH with the model and serial...

    Yes, contact FHH with the model and serial number. They can order any parts needed as well as provide service.

    FYI, I worked as a paramedic in Richland Co EMS for 9 yrs.
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    Can NOT use 1/2" . Thx. Flying fingers. Nah,...

    Can NOT use 1/2" . Thx. Flying fingers.

    Nah, the code doesn't really state a flat PD for fittings. They just say regardless of what you do, the pressure drop from the Point of Delivery to the...
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    The Longest Run method for this case would...

    The Longest Run method for this case would calculate as follows:
    Table G2413.4(1) in the IRC or 402.4(2)) in the IFGC. They're the same basic tables as in NFPA 54 NFGC since they both paid GAMA for...
  17. Definitely contact the mfr. for an OEM part and...

    Definitely contact the mfr. for an OEM part and have a qualified tech make the changeout. Since this is a study, you'll want to get a really solid baseline with the standing pilot then the IPI. I'd...
  18. Check with the mfr. some do/ most don't. You can...

    Check with the mfr. some do/ most don't. You can go freestyle and cobber something together that will work but if something goes wrong, YOU become the mfr. of record and if occupants/guests are hurt,...
  19. Karl Meninger was asked to define mental health:...

    Karl Meninger was asked to define mental health:

    Definition • Menninger (1946, p. 2) says, “Let us define mental health as the adjustment of human beings to the world and to each other with a...
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    Fix your lint screen on your machine. Also, if...

    Fix your lint screen on your machine. Also, if there's that much in the duct you surely have a mess inside your dryer blown all around. Get a large appliance tech in to open it up and fit it with a...
  21. Tankless require a LOT of gas. Typically a 2 psi...

    Tankless require a LOT of gas. Typically a 2 psi system. If you don't use a 2 psi system, you'll need a very large diameter, expensive gas line to serve that flame thrower. They can bottom out the...
  22. https://www.proknee.com/model-0714-standard-kneepa...

    https://www.proknee.com/model-0714-standard-kneepad
    These are what a lot of flooring guys wear. I solved this problem recently: I bought a new pair of knees. Now I'm not ever allowed to kneel...
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    Have you measured the O2 at the ceiling for...

    Have you measured the O2 at the ceiling for general leak detection? He rises and displaces the O2 so most MRIs have O2 sensors at the ceiling to detect He leaks.
    Just thought I'd toss that out....
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    Nice work Tom!

    Nice work Tom!
  25. Sorry man but based upon what you've described I...

    Sorry man but based upon what you've described I don't see how to help. Really wish I could. Shop around the Nat'l Fireplace Inst. at nficertified dot org to find a local tech certified in gas....
  26. make and model?

    make and model?
  27. Draft is really just a pressure gradient. If the...

    Draft is really just a pressure gradient. If the heated stack gases lighten sufficiently so they are less dense than the surrounding air, the stack gases will rise due to the slight pressure gradient...
  28. Please read the Site Rules: This is NOT a DIY...

    Please read the Site Rules: This is NOT a DIY site. We can give general information for you to discuss with your pro but this is not the DIY Network.
    Thanks,
  29. Returns must be min. 10ft from furnace and cannot...

    Returns must be min. 10ft from furnace and cannot be located in a small volume space. See the IRC for the simple formula. Supply and returns must be sized for the space and balanced. Entire duct...
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    The Intellifire system has the capability of a...

    The Intellifire system has the capability of a standing pilot they refer to as a "cold climate" function. This is used in cabins and cold areas to provide a tad of heat when not firing. I've seen it...
  31. Is it a steel tank or diaphragm tank? Big...

    Is it a steel tank or diaphragm tank? Big difference. If steel tank, make sure it isn't waterlogged. Must have an air space.

    If diaphragm, make sure diaphragm not ruptured and it is charged...
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    Can someone provide a model # to this "sealed...

    Can someone provide a model # to this "sealed combustion 80% furnace" ?
    TIA,
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    Where a DV is installed inside the thermal...

    Where a DV is installed inside the thermal envelope of the building, as long as the firestop assembly is caulked it shouldn't have problems. These units are tested to 50 Pascals positive pressure,...
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    Could be bad remote or receiver/ module. Provide...

    Could be bad remote or receiver/ module. Provide model and serial # to HHT dealer you bought it from and ask them to open a case file in their FQCS or Field Quality Claim System. That gets it on the...
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    It's two separate liners. One for positive vent...

    It's two separate liners. One for positive vent pressure AL29-4c listed under UL 1738 for CAT IV gas appliances co-axially mounted inside a suitable chimney, liner or B-vent for CAT I gas under UL...
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    The FNS 80/90 system has been out since March of...

    The FNS 80/90 system has been out since March of 2015. Check with the mfr. of your appliance in question. They may sign off on it once presented an info. sheet. I know the Fas-N-Seal product line was...
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    80/90. If you need tech support request Dale...

    80/90. If you need tech support request Dale Menges at Dura-Vent. I just chatted with him about this product while at EXPO in Dallas last week. Should solve your problem.
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    You can't tell much by looking at flames. You...

    You can't tell much by looking at flames. You need someone certified to perform combustion analysis to know what's going on and to guide any tuning.
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    I have a Fluke 116 DMM and a 1587 megger/...

    I have a Fluke 116 DMM and a 1587 megger/ insulation tester but my go to meter is my Fieldpiece sc56. No problems with any of them .
  40. Check the manual again. Some brands have put...

    Check the manual again. Some brands have put instructions to remove the glass before attempting to ignite the pilot with LP gas.
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    In the US, any insulation for ducts must be...

    In the US, any insulation for ducts must be listed to UL 181 and rated 250°F. Inside the building it must be covered with a sheathing to protect it from impact or ignition.
  42. It's about $1K for a copy of Z21.88. Since it...

    It's about $1K for a copy of Z21.88. Since it came out in 1995, glass enclosed fireboxes must dropout within 30 seconds of pilot flame extinguishment. You'll see them referred to as "quick dropout"...
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    Dip Switch posted clickbait. No substantiation...

    Dip Switch posted clickbait. No substantiation for his claim. Not one example. Bashing because he's frustrated to be on the wrong side with no facts, no successes, nothing constructive or righteous...
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    Congress busts a guy for committing perjury to...

    Congress busts a guy for committing perjury to them then brings him back to perjure himself more to get an expected outcome then act as if this new testimony is true and reliable knowing he was set...
  45. You are describing two different units. One...

    You are describing two different units. One minute you are discussing a millivolt valve with standing pilot then you're taking about an intermittent pilot ignition with a control module. You really...
  46. Thread: I'm back

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    Give me a call at Chimney Cricket in Woodlyn. ...

    Give me a call at Chimney Cricket in Woodlyn.

    Thx for all the welcomes back guys!
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    A vented logset requires the damper be blocked...

    A vented logset requires the damper be blocked wide open to maintain a stated "minimum permanent net free opening" which usually starts around 50 square inches. That equates to an 8" flue. Wide...
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    Dude you need to step away and quite playing...

    Dude you need to step away and quite playing junior mad scientist. You are waaay over your head and about to get hurt. You are also exposing anyone who lives there or could enter your home, such as...
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    Valves all have a tiny allowable leakage per ANSI...

    Valves all have a tiny allowable leakage per ANSI stds. However, fugitive gas igniting outside the combustion chamber is a hazard. Shut down the fireplace until a pro can diagnose and correct the...
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    There's a rating plate in the valve compartment...

    There's a rating plate in the valve compartment on a metal tag.
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