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Most blowers operate on 115v and around .80-.90...

Most blowers operate on 115v and around .80-.90 amps. I doubt you will be able to run those on battery power.
02-17-11, 06:15 AM
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Just a little info, most of those 12" fire pit...

Just a little info, most of those 12" fire pit rings can consume up to 90k BTU and the grill 60k BTU. Three burner rings plus the grill is 330k BTU, that's a LOT of gas !!!! Most residential meters...
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First, if you smell gas STOP USING IT!!!! Call a...

First, if you smell gas STOP USING IT!!!! Call a professional.

You didn't mention the age of this unit. There may be venting issues causing the flame outage. Do the flames go from yellow to light...
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1/4" may not be the proper amount of opening....

1/4" may not be the proper amount of opening. Every fireplace manufacturer has it's own specs on how much the damper should be blocked open. While it may seem like a waste of energy, if you've ever...
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Travis, gas valves are not designed to be...

Travis, gas valves are not designed to be repaired or serviced, only replaced. There are many things that can cause a gas fireplace to shut down and many of them are safety related. Shut the gas off...
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Many people's first reaction when dealing with a...

Many people's first reaction when dealing with a gas fireplace is to blame the thermocouple(TC). There are many other problems that can cause outages. Replacing the TC is not difficult, but there are...
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NEVER connect wires that you do not know where...

NEVER connect wires that you do not know where they come from and the voltage.
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Yes, the pilot must touch the tip of the...

Yes, the pilot must touch the tip of the thermocouple for it to operate properly.
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Yes, you should be fine. Sometimes the pilot...

Yes, you should be fine. Sometimes the pilot being lit will keep spiders from building nests in the pilot assembly and causing repair costs and headaches in the Fall when you try to relight it.
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Painting a concrete porch

My home has a concrete porch that is apx. 6x12 and in need of painting. There are probably a few coats of paint since it was built in 1950 and the paint is peeling in several places. How should I...
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A picture would help a lot. On most gas valves...

A picture would help a lot. On most gas valves you turn the know clockwise to turn it off. Turn it as far clockwise as you can until it stops, then push it in and you should be able to turn it an...
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I have never seen a standing pilot log lighter....

I have never seen a standing pilot log lighter. If they do exsist, they would probably be very troublesome with the pilot assembly getting clogged with the ashes.

I am confused, are you looking...
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As a gas fireplace professional, I am not a fan...

As a gas fireplace professional, I am not a fan of match lit gas appliances. What happens if you do not completely close the gas valve before you go away for the weekend....BOOM! A standing pilot...
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It sounds like some of the safety sensors are...

It sounds like some of the safety sensors are detecting an unsafe condition and are shutting the unit off. You need to contact a gas fireplace professional to find out what the issue is.

There...
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It could be from improper log placement,...

It could be from improper log placement, improperly adjusted gas pressure, clogged orfices......or many other things. Vent free gas fireplaces, for this reason, are not DIY appliances. Call a...
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Hey Wally, The main burner flames don't just...

Hey Wally, The main burner flames don't just "blow out" There is usually a problem with the control valve, safety sensors or many other factors. The pilot is usually the first thing to go out when...
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Vent free gas logs are designed to be installed...

Vent free gas logs are designed to be installed in APPROVED fireplaces. There are many fireboxes that are only approved for wood burning and/or vented gas appliances. There should be a ratings tag on...
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I'm not sure what you are asking there Spidey....

I'm not sure what you are asking there Spidey. They make a special gauge to test gas pressures that is around $40. Most work on very low pressures, under 2psi and are suppose to be measured in inches...
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It could be many things, it's kinda saying "My...

It could be many things, it's kinda saying "My car's making a funny noise when I accelerate". It could be a loose connection, bad switch. It also could be a safety sensor that senses a hazardous...
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The first thing you should do is call the "Master...

The first thing you should do is call the "Master Gasfitter" and demand your money back !!! He didn't know what he was doing. The thermocouple only operates the pilot safety shut-off system. The...
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The thermostat only controls gas flow to the main...

The thermostat only controls gas flow to the main burners not the pilot. Your pilot should stay lit when the thermostat turns off the main burners. If the pilot ever does go out, there is a safety...
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My annual service includes cleaning the mesh...

My annual service includes cleaning the mesh fireplace screens, clean inside the firebox, vacuum logs and burner, clean thermocouple and thermopile, clean pilot assembly, check that the pilot...
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Ventless gas fireplaces require servicing...

Ventless gas fireplaces require servicing annually. They are a great source of heat, but they do require professional cleaning and adjusting.
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Vent free gas fireplaces state in the manual that...

Vent free gas fireplaces state in the manual that they should be serviced at least once a year by a trained professional. There are safety sensors that need cleaning and adjusting. When they need...
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A good CO detector is a good idea if you have any...

A good CO detector is a good idea if you have any gas appliance.

Vent free gas fireplaces are a very economical source of heat, but are not intended to be your primary source of heat. Since you...
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