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TROUBLESHOOTING DIRECT VENT PRODUCTS

Troubleshooting Direct Vent ProductsIs NOTLike Flying into the Bermuda Triangle! By Ken RajeskyNote: This article is technical in nature and intended for mechanics who are knowledgeable regarding the service and operation of gas and hearth appliances. The call comes in from a longtime customer – his year-old direct vent starts up but within minutes the flames disappear. Your chest tightens …
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HOW GAS APPLIANCES WORK

NOTE: This article is meant to provide an overview on operation of gas appliances and valves. It is NOT meant to be used as a field service guide. Only qualified service persons should attempt work on gas appliances. Vent-Free appliances are factory adjusted and should NEVER be tampered with in the field. Definitions: (Note, more definitions at our glossary) B-Vent …
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HISTORY AND NATURE OF FUEL GASES (NATURAL GAS AND LPG)

Note: The HEARTH Education Foundation (HEARTH) has generously allowed HearthNet to reprint the first chapter of the HEARTH Gas Appliance Specialist Training Manual. HEARTH is an independent, non-profit agency that promotes safe and responsible use of hearth products through professional training and public education. HEARTH maintains a web site and a list of certified specialists who have received training and …
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UNVENTED VS VENTED GAS APPLIANCES

Webmasters Note: Consumer Reports Nov, 1998 issue did a small story on their testing of Vent-Free appliances. Based on their findings, they conclude “our tests confirm that these heaters contribute significantly to indoor air pollution. If you are planning to buy a gas fireplace, a vented model should be your first choice”. They also give recommendations if you do buy …
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GENERAL QA ABOUT GAS

Questions and Answers About Gas Fireplace Appliances By Mary Carson, WE Associates (ed. note: Mary is a spokesperson for the Gas Industry) Concern About a Shortage of Natural Gas ?Can I use Propane instead of Natural Gas ?Which burns hotter—Propane or Natural Gas ?How many BTU’s are Hearth Appliances ?What does AFUE mean ?How much will it cost to burn …
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GAS FIREPLACE INSERTS

Gas Fireplace Inserts are used to convert an existing wood burning fireplaces, both pre-fab (zero-clearance) and masonry, to a more efficient gas appliance. They consist of a Gas Log set installed into a Steel or Cast-Iron Heat Exchanger and are usually sealed on the front with glass – the exception being Vent-Free gas inserts which are usually open. Many of …
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GAS FIREPLACES AND STOVES

Gas Stoves and Fireplaces have become extremely popular in the last 10 years. There are literally hundreds of styles and sizes made, one of which is sure to fit any decor and budget. Gas Stoves and Fireplaces are designed to look like their wood burning counterparts, and modern design advancements have created simulated logs and flames that can’t be distinguished …
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GAS LOGS – GENERAL INTRODUCTION

GAS LOGS – GENERAL INTRODUCTIONGas Fireplace Logs have become very popular in the last few years. With this new popularity, however, has come the usual barrage of questions regarding these products and their uses. Gas Logs Gas Fireplaces Logs have become very popular in the last decade. With this new popularity, however, has come the usual barrage of questions regarding …