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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 …