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Leaving the pilot light run over the summer will...

Leaving the pilot light run over the summer will keep insects from coming into the fireplace. The pilot light will also keep moisture out and a drier firebox will prevent rusting of the burner and...
02-23-15, 12:58 PM
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Pre-padded carpet vs. separate padding

Is there any preference or recommendations of using the 1/4" pre-backed carpet compared to the individual pad and carpet? It looks like the individual pad has a thickness of 3/8", so I'd assume it...
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If the flame height was acceptable before and...

If the flame height was acceptable before and just recently it has dropped then I would look at the following.

1) With a manometer test the incoming and outgoing gas pressure to rule out gas and...
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My response below is based on this problem has...

My response below is based on this problem has been present from installation. If it burned fine before and this is now recent failure then I have a different path for you.

Typically low flame...
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That would help move the heat out of the basement...

That would help move the heat out of the basement into the other rooms. I suppose there is a really sloppy way of doing this and then there are cleaner ways of doing it, just comes down to how much...
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According to the Heatilator website, that model...

According to the Heatilator website, that model of fireplace is not an insert, it is a DV fireplace. Meaning it is installed in wood framing and a direct vent pipe taken out the side of the house or...
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That sounds easy, but when the direct vent...

That sounds easy, but when the direct vent fireplace is already installed the only way to get behind that opening is to remove the fireplace.

If this was an insert, different story, but being a...
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The draft is likely do to a poor insulation job...

The draft is likely do to a poor insulation job behind the fireplace itself. I would use non-faced fiberglass insulation to pack in the opening where the wire is coming into the box.
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It might be as good as it gets. Not all...

It might be as good as it gets. Not all fireplaces allow for that, but most do. If the Bayport does not, it isn't the end of the world. The face will hide all that anyways.
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Glad to hear the venting went up smooth. ...

Glad to hear the venting went up smooth.

Couple of things with the facing material. When I look at the owner's manual for the Bayport, you do notice that the beveled face is going to overlap...
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The opening for the wall thimble is 10x10, but it...

The opening for the wall thimble is 10x10, but it has an 11x12 overall flashing that goes around it. So what I did is lined up the pipe and pass thru from the inside making sure I have 1/4" rise on...
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Yes you are correct. The non-com board is for...

Yes you are correct. The non-com board is for your facing material in front of the triangle standoffs. That area needs to be 100% non-combustible.

The board should be large enough to just...
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Firebrick is a no brainer because of the...

Firebrick is a no brainer because of the advantages firebrick serves. The first question you should be asking is why do manufacturers use firebrick in the first place?

Firebrick lined fireplace...
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I think adding firebrick is a no-brainer since...

I think adding firebrick is a no-brainer since the cost is only $3.00 - $4.00 a brick. Lay them flat in the bottom, and stand then upright on the sides and back. Angle iron works great for a top...
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I think the liner requirement is going to be...

I think the liner requirement is going to be based on the appliances using the system. Good article that should answer your questions:

Do you Need a Chimney Liner?...
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No problem. The other thing to make sure you ask...

No problem. The other thing to make sure you ask is do the doors include the shroud. Many fireplace manufacturers make the doors attached to the shroud. So the cost for doors may seem high, but it...
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The first step is making sure you have the right...

The first step is making sure you have the right size chimney for the fireplace. There are different diameters of chimney. Sizes can be anything from 6", 8", 10", 12" up to 24" depending on your...
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If you are referring to a gas insert Heatilator,...

If you are referring to a gas insert Heatilator, then I would say the fireplace is not supporting the structure. Keep in mind, most gas fireplaces are built out of 16 to 22 gauge steel so that is not...
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The purpose of a shroud is to fill the existing...

The purpose of a shroud is to fill the existing void after you slide the insert into the opening, which is required for a complete installation.

The purpose of most doors on a gas insert is...
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