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This is an edited answer After reviewing the additional information provided above along with relevant information obtained from this post: What is wrong with my gas furnace? I have entered my answer below. The "something red hot" in your furnace is apparently a "hot surface ignitor". The red hot glow is produced by passing current through the ignitor and ...


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There are direct-vent boilers designed for installation in habitable space -- the one I've got is in the basement, but was designed so it could be installed in a closet as an auxilliary, and is certified for direct contact with combustibles like wood and paper. Theoretically it's safe from the carbon monoxide or heat points of view, as long as it's properly ...


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Short threaded connections are generally acceptable, if your piping system passes required pressure testing. As @keshlam states, check with your local permitting authority.


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The guy who always shuts off his water when he goes on vacation never says if he shuts off the gas to the heater or leaves it running. I would assume he shuts it off. That being said it is a major pain in the behind re-lighting the pilot. I hate getting down on my knees on the concrete basement floor to see if the pilot light is lit.


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Looks to me like the test access port is located right where indicated in the picture below. Note that the pressure meter is often also used to check for leaks after gas pipe and control valve installation. The meter unit would be attached. Then the gas supply turned on to pressurize the line. The meter will show a reading based on the line pressure. Then ...


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You could leave the switch as-is but then install one of various types of switch guards to prevent accidental switch setting changes. Here are a few examples...


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1) Not necessarily; depends on local codes. NYC code circa 2008 required it, and as a result I have one. 2c) 'It is fine as it is'. You can put some tape over the switch to discourage people from whacking it in the dark if you need to, and you can change the faceplate to indicate that it is now a 'Gas Burner Emergency Shutdown Switch'


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It's difficult to help you troubleshoot a device, without a bit more information about it. Since you're not giving us much, I'll try to give general advice. Depending on the system, there's a few things that could be wrong. Gas Valve Closed This would affect every type of gas fireplace. Test: Locate the gas valve. Turn on the switch. Listen for the ...



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