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If the firebox looks like that the inside of the chimney probably looks worse. This is not a DIY job you need to have a pro run a chimney inspection camera down the chimney or your risking a chimney fire. If you are feeling that lucky then buy a lottery ticket and your winnings will pay for the chimney guy. ;-)


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A 100lb tank? In Winter? In Maine? You are almost certainly overdrawing the tank. Liquified Propane has to boil to provide you with gas, and it takes heat to do that. The pressure in a propane tank is a direct reflection of the temperature of the propane tank, and they will cool to well below ambient temperatures when boiling hard to meet a high gas demand. ...


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I took 6 years for my unit to start acting up, this is what I did. Remove the log set and with a small wire brush clean the flame sensor loop or post just to the right of the pilot, the powdery residue impedes the sensors ability to detect a full flame and so the unit shuts down as a safety feature. Brush the sensor post or loop until you see bare metal , it ...


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I was thinking of putting an artful (perhaps shaped like a swirling ship or something appearing reaching up) light weight steel wind turbine that would be turned by the air rising by heat of the fire which would turn a gentle fan under the table directed at the underside center of the table with heat exchanger fins, which would bounce the air out toward the ...


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Generally speaking it's not necessary. Disconnecting the switch is no different than turning the switch off. Both can create tiny sparks and both leave the fireplace without power. Of course, if you turn off the breaker as you should, sparks are less likely. Either you have an electronic gas valve, in which case it'll remain closed, or you have a pilot flame,...


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This is like "do i need to turn off the engine while pumping gas?". The answer is always YES. Because you need to prepare precaution. The leaking gas can be smelled but our nose could be blocked by cold or flu and change the sense of smell, making it hard to smell the leaking gas. If the gas starts to leaks while you replacing the wall switch you ...


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