Translate English into American please!


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Old 07-12-13, 05:34 AM
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Translate English into American please!

Hello.
I'm new to the forum and English. I run a gas heating installation & plumbing
business in the UK.
Please can you help I want to translate some of the words we English commonly
use into the terms used across the big pond.
Here's the list and UK definitions, please can you tell me the American equivalent
word:

1. Open flue appliance - uses air from the room for combustion then sends waste out via flue
2. Room sealed - draws air from outside for combustion then sends the waste via the flue back to outside (eg balanced flue)

3. Flue - a passage for conveying the discharge of a gas appliance to outside...
whereas a chimney in the UK is any part of the structure of a building forming
part of a flue other than a flue pipe (I think UK & US chimney means the same
thing? Or does chimney also mean flue in America?)
4. Permanent vent - is a purpose made opening or duct to allow the passage of air into a room at all times - eg: ventilation bricks (or hole in the wall!) - in the UK there must be a permanent vent in a room that contains a flueless gas fire - what Americans call a vent free gas fireplace.

Note - what you might call a ventfree gas fireplace we would call a flueless gas
fire. And when that flueless gas fire is installed in the UK there must be a
purpose vent!

Many thanks in anticipation of your help.
 
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Old 07-31-13, 10:39 AM
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Empire Comfort Systems sells a number of the products you are discussing. Look over their prodcuts section and brochures and I think you will understand the language usage in the US.

Empire Heating Systems: Home

I am a customer so I do not feel competent to comment on your question directly.
 
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Old 08-26-13, 06:42 AM
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Thanks.
Not had time to look yet due to busy summer holidays but will now!
 
 

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