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Consider a ventless ethanol fireplace instead of gas.


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Your choices will be limited by what your local regulations say about the options for the type and location of flue and ventilation air supply. A reputable local supplier should be able to advise on the technical and visual aspects. You might be allowed to put a flue behind the fire on the outside of the wall. In the UK we can get shallow depth gas fires ...


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Manufacturers are very specific on log placement to avoid soot buildup. If you don't have a manual it's best to search manufacturer and model# on-line for correct placement. I've learned that soot buildup also depends on flame height (blue vs yellow). You want a blue flame with just a tip of yellow for maximum efficiency. Also it's best to keep that glass ...


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The mesh screens or curtains on a fireplace are meant to stop embers that pop off of logs from escaping the fireplace and burning carpet or furniture. When you have the fireplace burning, the glass doors would be open so something is needed to keep sparks and embers in their place. You say you have a gas fireplace, but much of the trim is "one size fits ...


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The "optimal" placement of the logs is that shown in the manual for the unit. Rearranging the logs doesn't change the amount of gas being let through the gas valve, which is the only variable that will change how much heat the fireplace produces. It can however cause the unit to burn dirtier and create soot, if you place the logs in a way that causes ...


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The part in blue is just a nipple from the valve to a reducer for the corrugated pipe connection which is where you want to disconnect the line. Naturally, make sure your gas valve is in the off position, the handle perpendicular to the pipe. Many jurisdictions do not allow homeowners to connect/disconnect gas appliances. Check with your gas company for ...


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Disconnect from the yellow nut. use a suitably sized spanner or an adjustable - make sure to close the valve first. I would avoid the use of pipe grips ( like long-handled pliers) as they can damage the nut. It is also sensible to hold the adaptor so it does not move or loosen when undoing the nut. Blue part is just an extension & adaptor.


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Without seeing a picture, I'm going to assume you're talking about the "safety screen" that now comes with most fireplaces. It's necessary for manufactures to provide them, but whether you put it on or not is up to you. The intent of it is to stop small children from burning their skin on it if they get too close to the unit, but if there are no children in ...


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Is this an exhaust booster? If it is I would not turn it off without turning down the thermostat so it won’t be running without a proper draft. This is the only fan on gas water heaters I have installed, boilers with induction fans are a different matter and without the Induction fan the system won’t run. But normally a multi pass system not a std household ...


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Try to hear the water flow. Put your ear against the pipe, have a friend turn a tap on and off in a 10 second cycle. You can hear the water if it is a water pipe. Your picture is here now, delete link if it works.


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Try searching for where your water and your gas are metered outside. Imagine a line extending perpendicularly from the house so that it would intersect the water meter. There's a good chance the actual water line will follow that imagined line. Next, look at the pipe coming off the gas meter and entering the house. Is it the same size as the pipe you've ...


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If you can heat it above boiling temperature with a gas torch it's not the water line! But a better test is to bang on it and listen to the water line and gas line and see which has the loudest echo of the banging (just put your ear (or a stethoscope) against the side of the gas line and the water line.)


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