If you want heat go Mendota it has the highest P4 ratings of any fireplace line. Also is the best looking and best built.
The Sky tech remote could work for you. I think there is a much simpler option. A standard wall thermostat could be installed and spliced into...
Hi. Does the fireplace beep when you hit the power button on the remote? If not you have to resynch. There is a push button on the lower left of the...
A huge difference between Town & Country and FPX. T&C is purposely designed to be inefficient. It is designed mostly around commercial applications...
To the OP; In my opinion an Ambiance (Kozy) is not built nearly as well as the Fireplace Xtroidnair (Travis)
You hit that one on the head Webbie. Ambiance is a private label Kozy Heat.
Probably not a conversion I would want to take on. Travis Green Smart is a SIT proflame system. I am going to assume you want to upgrade to the...
The 44i Mendota has a P4 of either 83 or 86 Traditional log set vs Modern. The I35 Heat-N-Glo has a P4 of 72.9. The Mendota is more efficient.
In the end both gas and wood cost roughly the same to install. With gas the unit is more expensive and the vent is less expensive. Wood the unit is...
With a high efficiency gas insert I like to use 6 BTUs per cubic foot in older loose construction and 4 BTUs per cubic foot. In new construction. I...
There is no comparison between the way a KOZY is built and the way a Mendota is built. Have the dealer pull the top off of both and you can see the...
1.60 a gallon is fairly cheap propane. Most high efficiency gas inserts run a 1200 btu per hour pilot. So running a standing pilot runs 14.40 per...
Do yourself a favor go look at a Mendota DXV-45. Both the 6000 and the Minetonka are copies of the Mendota. Neither are built as well.
Just my .02...
What model and how old? MIG 30/40 D30/40 or FV 33/44?
Tom try looking at a Mendota FV-44i. It will out perform either of those. Looks better too
Mendota part number. HA-19-00140 Pilot tube, As I recall that valve it was a Thermopile not a thermocouple. Mendota Part number 05-07-00061 Thermopile
I reread my post and realized I screwed it up. 4 btu's per cubic foot in new construction and 6 btu's per cubic foot in old construction.
I am in out of a dozen show rooms a week. There are a lot of ways to do this.
1) Call Duravent and ask them to engineer a system for you. I...
Semi submerged containers are a huge hazard for sailboats off shore. Happens more than you think
I do not like the square footage ratings on stoves. At 75% efficient I like 4 btu's per square foot in new tight construction and 6 btu's per square...
Just noticed your (new?) profile picture. Nice ride. 09 Roadglide here
Way off topic my apologies in advance
Read it again. That is a recomendation to adopt an ANSI standard.
Flame is just OK. Which is the biggest issue. Uses float glass. The way HNG puts the units together, they sound like a kid shaking a tin can full of...
There is a big difference in btu's between the traditional and contemporary units from Mendota. 40k traditional and 28k Modern.
There are a lot of differences in the construction. Mendota uses Neo-ceram glass KOZY uses float glass. Mendota will be 20% heavier than KOZY. You...
Yawn it's OK for a low end unit. Certainly not up to contemporary standards for high performance gas fireplaces.
OK you attached a piece of Heat n Glo propaganda. Now show us all the regulations from the CPSC. Bet you can't.
Daksy, Regency, Enviro, and Travis, don't copy Mendota because it is the worst looking unit :)
Id you want an Iowa fireplace get a Mendota
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