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Forum: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 03-04-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,687
Posted By Hearthman
Exclamation no ventfree

There is no oxygen depletion sensor on any Heatilator, Heat&Glo or Quadrafire gas fireplaces. ODS pilots are for ventfree appliances. The only ventfree HHT builds are electric. They did make a...
Forum: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 03-04-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,452
Posted By Hearthman
Exclamation I recommend you check out the Quadrafire stoves....

I recommend you check out the Quadrafire stoves. They have been the cleanest burning for the last 16 or more yrs, are very well made, and are backed by a huge mfr. who is solvent with no real corp...
Forum: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 02-28-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,258
Posted By Hearthman
Cool No, sorry but you would have to change out the...

No, sorry but you would have to change out the entire burner. Those thermostatic controls are a pain. Everyone turns the knob the wrong way shutting off the pilot. Then it goes into lockout making...
Forum: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 02-21-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,397
Posted By Hearthman
Cool Is it brick and mortar or a steel firebox? If it...

Is it brick and mortar or a steel firebox? If it is a steel firebox, does it have 4 air ducts--two high/ two low? Is there a metal rating plate identifying the mfr.?
Forum: General Talk 02-20-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,116
Posted By Hearthman
Cool Ditto on the curb and removing doors. Around...

Ditto on the curb and removing doors. Around here, the meth-heads will scavenge it up within about one hour. They'll take things the garbage men won't like old non-OPD LP tanks.

If you have an...
Forum: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 02-20-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,397
Posted By Hearthman
Cool Buck Stove Parts Store :: Blowers, Motors &...

Buck Stove Parts Store :: Blowers, Motors & Motor Assemblies :: Model 51 (http://www.buckstove.com/partsstore/home.php?cat=66)

Just a side note: I see the model listed with a ZC. I hope this is not...
Forum: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 01-25-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,452
Posted By Hearthman
Exclamation tread lightly here!

Water jackets on wood stoves? Now there's an explosive combination. Richappy, I hope you full investigate this concept before putting your ideas here in public because there is a huge liability and...
Forum: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 01-24-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,726
Posted By Hearthman
lung vented gas logs

The appliance rating plate states the acceptable range of inlet gas pressures, which usually is from 7-12 wci. If these are logs being installed into an existing fireplace, you need a level II...
Forum: General Talk 01-14-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,922
Posted By Hearthman
Exclamation fire hazard

It depends upon the amperage draw of the appliance. If this isn't stated, look for a wattage rating. Watts equal volts x amps. A light duty cord will heat up from a high amperage draw and cause a...
Forum: General Talk 01-13-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,135
Posted By Hearthman
Exclamation This sounds like a 700mv thermopile powered...

This sounds like a 700mv thermopile powered valve. You could have low inlet gas pressure, dirty pilot orifice, undersized gas piping, weak EPU in the valve or just a tired thermopile. Takes...
Forum: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 01-01-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,687
Posted By Hearthman
Exclamation See my reply elsewhere on this but you have the...

See my reply elsewhere on this but you have the wrong valve. You must get the correct valve only.
Hearthman
Forum: General Talk 01-01-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 51,044
Posted By Hearthman
Exclamation Get a pro to perform a Level II inspection first....

Get a pro to perform a Level II inspection first. Then, ask him about a top damper/ rain cap/ animal guard.

HTH,
Hearthman

Edit: I tried responding to the question about rain entry and it...
Forum: General Talk 01-01-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,657
Posted By Hearthman
Exclamation need info

provide make, model and serial number to mfr.'s tech support and they can advise if conversion is allowed and provide parts. Simple standing pilots such as on vented gas logs usually burn about...
Forum: General Talk 01-01-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,846
Posted By Hearthman
Exclamation wrong valve

You have two totally different valve. The older valves were powered by a thermopile only. The newer valve is designed for quick dropout pilots that have a thermocouple and thermopile. These quick...
Forum: General Talk 11-26-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 51,044
Posted By Hearthman
Cool This year has been insane for stoves shops just...

This year has been insane for stoves shops just as it was back in 2005. Most shops report their next shipment is due in mid to late spring '09. What the HPBA is reminding everyone is to have their...
Forum: General Talk 11-25-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 51,044
Posted By Hearthman
Cool open hearth efficiency

Rich, you are correct regarding the low efficiency of open hearth Fps. Your typical 36"wide by 30" high fireplace can suck 400-600 cfm up the chimney. Air you already paid to heat. While standing in...
Forum: General Talk 11-19-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,889
Posted By Hearthman
Cool WH service?

I strongly agree use OEM parts only. Changing pilots or TCs can change the dropout rate and void the warranty & listing.

What you are describing here could be sediment in the base of the tank. As...
Forum: General Talk 11-19-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,702
Posted By Hearthman
Cool choices

Each has strengths and weaknesses.

Pellet stoves are primarily for heat but most do look nice. I have a Quadrafire Castile insert. It heated my 3 story house from March to Thanksgiving using 37...
Forum: General Talk 11-17-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 51,044
Posted By Hearthman
Cool Fireplace questions. Hearth, venting, etc.

I am a fireplace consultant and trainer. I have worked in product liability, quality control and technical services for a major hearth appliance mfr. and have been in the hearth industry for over 20...
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