Any reasons to prefer Millivolt over Intermitent Pilot Light fire place?


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Old 11-14-12, 12:17 PM
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Any reasons to prefer Millivolt over Intermitent Pilot Light fire place?

For a gas fireplace is there any reason to prefer Milli-volt over Intermittent Pilot Light (IPI) fire place?
 
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Welp, you don't need any power or low voltage nearby to run it since the pilot light flame touching the pilot generator provides the DC millivolt current to run the system.

 
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I didn't realize that IPI systems needed a power cord. A milli volt system might be useful in a power outage. Thanks for that tip.
 
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the old millivolt systems were 250 MV DC

the ones now a days are 750MV DC which is .75V DC (3/4) of a volt

so, if you go that route, solder all the connections

any loose or corroded connections render no heat

i think this is what you're referring to

http://kozyheat.virtual.vps-host.net...ges/IPIsys.pdf
 
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I know that some IPI's have a battery option that can be used in the event of a power outage
 
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Old 11-16-12, 06:02 PM
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A battery option ? I've never seen one of those.
 
 

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