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clean the flame sensor
check for turbulence around pilot as it heats up, if so suspect venting issue
I sold Avalons for years, liked them enough to sell my mother one, and she loves it.
super ugly install, we offered to rip it all out and install a new epa ZC, he wasn't stoked on the news or the quote
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should we pack fiberglass around the insert? !!!!!!!!!
try page 63
oh but it did, what you see is the evidence. expanded creosote from the chimney fire
old brick chimney w/ glaze, new un insulated liner,...
i think you'll be ok
b-vent unit i highly doubt its starving for air, the bottom of the burn tray is open to room air/
whats the stove sitting on?
had a similar issue years ago that ended up being tile glue off gassing.
properly installed a wood or gas insert and you wont need a damper anywhere in the system.
I dont see an issue....
please post pictures of other hack jobs
is that the standing pilot version or ipi?
sorry didn't have time to read the manual and figure that out via your model number.
if ipi, try...
^ yes they switched to Maxitrol
tall vents wont steal the heat output, LOL
they might if there was no draft restriction. properly installed a taller vent is more efficient...
hearthstone champlain is avail w/ sit valve and standing pilot
other models will work with no power, just add batteries and of course the blower...
^ they work through a dealer network, you should be working with your dealer not the maker
if you've been let down its probably the dealers fasult
yes its an issue, can put carbon in the air...
pretty problematic unit and few parts are still available...
i'm not familiar with your model, but a lot of new burners (ember bed refractory type) have been leaking out the bottom of the pan.
sorry if this comes off harsh:
thats kinda what you get when you buy something based on looks and not function....
its too bad the dealer didn't...
is the vent below the hearth for the heatilator as i assume?
if so the upper vents should not have been covered up....
the heatilator ducting...
blow off ports
the montecito and napoleon at least, maybe more
^ some of the product on your list is now CAT/non cat hybrid
are these techs searching with soapy water or combustible gas sniffer?
ive used the detector to find many leaks others could not find with...
sounds like a bad valve, sure doesn't sound safe!
the t-couple sounds like it has an interrupter, like hi-limit or spill switch
^ the dealer isn't necessarily gouging you.
they may get the fans direct from Travis, and the supplier may get them from an aftermarket source, etc.
its one of the thin wire rods next to the pilot flame. one is the igniter, one is the flame sensor
try cleaning the flame sensor with some steel wool
do a smoke check, get the fire going and trace around all the gaskets, glass, doors, and all the seams where the castings join with an incense...