Does rotating a gas valve on an indoor fireplace counterclockwise open or close the gas line?
All gas fireplaces have to have a shut-off valve within 10' and that will turn so the key or the handle is parallel to leave gas on and perpendicular to turn gas off. The valve inside the fireplace turns but not indiscriminately. The inner valve will turn to the pilot setting and depress to light the pilot. Once the pilot os stable the knob will un-depress and turn to the On position. For a manual valve this will turn on the gas flow to the main burners. If using a switch or remote turning the valve to On leaves the fireplace valve in a Ready position so the switch or remote will turn on the gas.
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Answer . There are many kinds of dampers, depending upon how old the house is and the choice by the masons.. Many dampers have a hinge on the rear and a handle that can be pushed or lifted to lift the front and latch it open. Others have a lever designed to move with a knob or chain connected to… the damper. Some chimneys have counter-balanced dampers on the top of the chimney that are opened by pulling and latching a chain. A "tilt and slide" damper not only opens with a handle, but also has a movable grating that can be "slid" open and shut using a knob cast into it.. If you have a gas log fireplace and can not close your damper by the handle it is very possible that the damper has been disabled or welded open according to the 1991 building code that states that dampers in new gas log fireplaces must be disabled. The only type of damper that is allowable to use in a gas log fireplace is an inflatable damper.. If you do not have a gas log fireplace and you cannot open or close your damper it is likely that it has corroded to the point of non-function. The chimney is a very acidy and corrosive environment any metal in it will rust and degrade rapidly over time. Lubricate the damper with a penetrating oil and try to loosen it by hand or call a chimney sweep to come and work on it. (MORE)
First, research the venting codes in your area.. First, research the venting codes in your area.
The first gas fireplace is unknown to me but the regular fireplacewas made by Benjamin Franklin and it was called the Franklin stove
Use fire proof frame and sheathing material, or use old fireplace. Hook up flue, if one is directed to on the installation instructions, some units require no flue. Hook up gas from 1/2 inch gas supply pipe, a gas shut off is usually already on the new unit. Hook up power if required. Any gas log th…at is installed after 1991 has to have the mechanical damper disabled or removed according the building code. For home heating sake it is advisable to use a chimney balloon to plug the chimney when the gas log is not being used. (MORE)
Hardware stores do not carry the parts to convert fireplaces. You MUST use the kit from the manufacturer of your fireplace or you put yourself at serious risk. If this fireplace is vent free it can not legally be converted, you have to replace the entire burner system.
if the knob is in line with the pipe it is on. if it is perpendicular to the pipe it is off. if the knob is made like the one on a water spigot with no indicator then all the way out is on and all the way in is closed.
There are many different designs but most often you will need to use a flash light to look up into the firebox throat. In the throat you will often see a heavy wrought iron lever that you can move by hand. Try grabbing it and moving it upwards a bit to release it from the catch that holds it open an…d let the flu close downwards. I'll suggest you tie a ribbon or string onto the lever to remind yourself that the flu is in a closed position. Remeber to open the flu before building a fire again. (MORE)
what is the question, you don't put anything in a gas fireplace, especially wood, gas comes from the gas line coming in to the fireplace
\nProbably, but you'll need to get a flashlight and look up the chimney to be positive.
You need to have it inspected first by a licensed contractor or chimney sweep. In many cases the gas assembly was added to a wood burning fireplace, and if so, it's fine to go back to wood but the gas logs and piping must be removed first, and the chimney inspected to make sure it's clean and cle…ar to allow the smoke to draft out or you could be in risk of fire or asphyxiation. (MORE)
No, you do not need to open the damper. Example - A gas cook stove is not vented and neither is the oven. Nor were the old gas space heaters (I still use them) your grandparents used. Carbon monoxide is produced by incomplete burning of fuel. Not just the burning of fuel. In fact the EPA states t…hat a correctly operating gas appliance DOES NOT produce unsafe levels of carbon monoxide. If they did, all our grandparents would be dead. I remember sleeping by an old gas space heater turned on high. Ventless gas logs are sold world wide, if just the burning of the gas produced CM then they would not sell logs that allowed you to close your damper. The bigger concern with these logs is not CM but oxygen depletion. All vent free logs have an oxygen depletion safety on them and not a CM safety. That should tell you something. So relax. If you are concerned, go to Home Depot and buy a CM detector. I think every home with gas appliances should have one in case an appliance gets faulty. (MORE)
No. The flue must be open to allow the carbon monoxide to escape from the house.
Is this an insert into a previous wood burning fireplace? Direct vent or vent free? BTUs?
Normal Fire Place because you don't have to waste money to burn it! Would you like to pay 50.00 for gas or pay 0.00 for gas! . Irvs12 ** That is partially true. You can use a fireplace with a gas supply to burn natural gas under log looking fireplace decoration. That is expensive. You can also …use the gas burner to ignite actual logs you place above the gas flame. That's just an easy way to light your fireplace. (MORE)
Replace the thermocouple. The skinny copper line that goes from the gas valve to the pilot and senses when it is lit.
This question really can't be answered in a cut and dry fashion, because it truly depends on the specific fireplace, and chimny/stove pipe setup you're dealing with. It is possible that a gas fireplace could be, or could have been built that would allow for safe wood burning, but without knowing the… specifics, to be on the safe side, I'd say No. Put simply, I wouldn't recomend it, as it may very well result in a house fire. Someone elses answer: A true gas fireplace does not accept wood. It generally has a closed front and artificial logs or bricks to spread the heat. Some wood-burning fireplaces have a gas assist. Propane or natural gas is used to get the fire started and help smoke exhaust up the chimney. This is highly useful for those who don't have easy access to kindling wood, or for whom are art of building a fire in a fireplace is daunting, or for firewood that is damp. This is the only type of gas fireplace you can put wood into. (MORE)
The question is quite broad. As a home owner; you can clean the glass, the exterior and ensure no dust is around the the air inlets. A vacuum works quite well. Do not play with or remove the gas burner or valve. Vacuum the burners inlet and outlet. Spiders can reek havoc on fireplaces that havent b…een used for a season and build nests in the orifice of the burner inlet. This is a very dangerous scenario. So i recommend you hire a qualified gas technician to do the rest. Every season check that the flu/vent/chimney has no obstructions such as birds nests, plants, etc. (MORE)
If you measure "the applied voltage" (typically, 24 volts) across the coil of the main gas valve, and the valve refuses to open, it will need to be replaced. Before you do, double-check that gas is getting to the valve. The HVAC Veteran
NO. a flue should never be closed when a fire is lit. It is the way poisonous gases like carbon monoxide are taken out of a room,hallway or any enclosed space. flues can be closed only when a fire is not being used,to keep out draughts on windy days.
It depends on if it is a self-contained unit or not. For the most part, no, because the unit needs to have a certain amount of clearance between the four sides and its surroundings. Some have to be vented. You really need to check your owners manual to get the specifications. Edit : Look for "clea…rance to combustibles" There are ways to alter the clearance to combustibles in most places using metal sheeting, bricks, etc. (MORE)
Can only find 1 gas cut off vavle in my 1986 home it's located by the fireplace there is an outlet for a gas range but no cutoff valve is the gas to the house controlled by the 1 valve?
Your use of the term 1986 home suggests you have a mobile or modular home. If so, there should be a shut off at each gas appliance. Stove, furnace, fireplace. If not, there may be one outside between the house and the meter. If not, there is one on the meter. If you have a regular house that was …built in 1986, there should be a main shut off in the basement. If you do not have a basement, then it is probably only at the meter. (MORE)
It really all depends on the type of Fireplace you have. Fireplaces usually run on a pilot with a thermocouple or thermopile. These produce their own milivolts to run the gas valve. These type of fireplaces do not need power to ignite. If the fireplace's on/off switch is a remote that runs off o…f batteries or is a switch on the faceplate of the fireplace, then this fireplace should work with no power. Most fireplaces have a blower that circulates the warm air it generates. This fan would be running on 120v from the street and would not work when the power goes out. You may still have a flame on, but all the heat it generates is going out the stack. Other fireplaces have no fan and are mainly for looks. You may have a fireplace that is dependent on the 120volts and will do nothing. Check the operation manual on your fireplace. (MORE)
A fireplace that is back drafting is reacting to a negativepressure being created inside the home by a clothes dryer or leakyfurnace supply duct, bath vent or laundry went, water heater orfurnace, all of these devices expel indoor air which under certaincircumstances will create a negative pressure …where the combustionmake up air is being supplied by any means possible, this may bethe fireplace. Try turning of the dryer or heater or any thing elsethat expels indoor air and see if it changes, open a window nearbyto see if it matters. if not you need to have it inspected by achimney sweep. (MORE)
From the supply lines to install off your main gas line. If this is not done by a qualified person, you must have it inspected by your local codes.
This depends on the switch. A lot of older fireplaces have amillivolt valve with a toggle-switch sticking out. We usuallyremove the toggle switch and run the 2 wires that were connected tothe toggle to a remote receiver box. This way any simple remotetransmitter will act like an electrical toggle sw…itch. Mostreceivers will recognize hundreds of thousands of signals so thisis usually very convenient and takes about 3 minutes to turn amanual switch into a remote switch. (MORE)
Contact your gas supplier. There are parts that will need to be replaced, and possible air shutters that will require adjustment. One part is the orifice, or jet- you need a different size.
When burning the firplace, flue must be open to avoid death/ illness from carbon monoxide.
What happens when a gas fireplace flue is closed during use since I accidentally left the flue closed and did not realize it for hours?
You survived the incident. Flues are not air tight, so some of the carbon monoxide went up the chimney. There was probably enough air movement to keep the concentration down, at least for the length of time it was happening. You probably had the furnace on also and that helped. Do it all night, and …you might wake up dead in the morning. (MORE)
I would have a gas applaince service rep examine the fireplace, and insure that no parts were damaged due to high heat- and leave a note for self to remember to open damper next time.
It is not recommended but, yes you can. But beware of the CO2 (and CO if your burner is really badly adjusted) and leaking gas is a REAL DANGER! it is heavier than air so it can flow down and collect somewhere, then ignite when you least expect it!
first off you need to turn off the gas then, cap the gas line then remove the gas line and the vent pipes up in the chimney, then remove the insert or gas log, then install damper doors, put on a suitable door to the fireplace, and put a basket in the fireplace to hold the wood The above paragrap…h assumes that the fireplace was originally a wood burning fireplace that was retrofit to accommodate a gas fireplace insert and in that circumstance the information is accurate. However, if the fireplace was originally designed as a gas appliance it cannot be converted to solid fuel ( wood ). (MORE)
Depends on the rating and installation information from the maker. Some are "zero clearance" appliances- they can be attached directly to wood studs.
Usually a control valve to the side of the fireplace. Check side when gas pipe enters.
flexible corrugated metal connectors sometimes cause a whistle sound when gas pressure feeds through the orfice at the venturi, also 11 inch wc propane pressure will sometimes whistle with higher input burners.
A woodburning fireplace with a gas burner. Load it with firewood, and light the gas burner to get it started, When burning well, turn off the gas.
First off you need to turn off the gas and cap the gas line. Next, remove the gas line and the vent pipes up in the chimney. After that, remove the insert or gas log and install damper doors. Then, put on a suitable door to the fireplace. Finally, put a basket in the fireplace to hold the wood. …http://wiki.answers.com/How_do_you_convert_a_gas_fireplace_into_a_wood_burning_fireplace#ixzz17W5OFp8M . (MORE)
They are usually supplied with natural gas from a supply line, and do not require refilling. If supplied from a compressed gas tank, you have that tank refilled or replaced.
First off, you need experience in pipe-fitting. If you don't, call a plumbing company that does. The tasks you will need to perform are: . Shutting of the main gas supply and all appliances that use natural gas . Ensuring the atmosphere is free of natural gas . POINT A: Plotting out the rout…e from a point on the interior gas lines (at which you can cut, thread and fit a junction) to your fireplace. NOTE: if there is no gas fitting and fireplace feeder at the fireplace, I am not writing how to do that - See your fireplace manufacturer or literature . POINT B: Running the pipe under the floor and through the floor joists to the connection point under the fireplace . Cutting, threading and fitting the feed line from POINT A at POINT B Testing Your Work So You Do Not Blow up Your House . If you a DIYer, you may not be able to detect any gas leaks in your finished connection . Call your gas company or a certified plumbing contractor . You will need to ensure there are no leaks after you turn the gas supply back on and prior to turning appliance on that can ignite natural gas (or allowing any sparks of flames anywhere in your house. Short version: Call a pro (MORE)
In an open cycle gas turbine, the gases that are produced by combustion go directly into the atmosphere, though the heat produced can sometimes be reclaimed. In a closed cycle gas turbine, the gases produced are reused and are not emitted into the atmosphere.
They vary enormously, from as low as 25% for a background heat only (eg: 6.9Kw burend but only 2Kw out to the room). to 85% (or even 100% for a flueless fire (VERY expensive). Go to a showroom and read the brochures!
Generally not a good idea- rocks may pop with quite some energy when exposed to heat of a gas flame. Ceramic artificial logs are made to withstand the heat.
Gas fireplace inserts are used in place of traditional wood burning fireplaces. As the name suggests, it generates heat by burning gas. The inserts normally sit in a steel or cast-iron heat exchanger sealed with a glass door. Usually you control an insert with a remote, or a wall switch. Gas firepla…ce inserts do not require direct vent or chimney. (MORE)
Gas fireplace inserts are needed so that no one gets seriously hurt from the flames by accidently falling and getting burned and from keeping kids wondering to closely to an open flame.
If you are burning wood, wait until the fire is cold, dampen a cloth and dip it in the ash tray then used it to clean the glass. Don't do this if you are burning coal.
Check the prices of propane and natural gas where you are. That will be the deciding factor.
There are two types of gas fireplace logs: vented and unvented. Both types can be found at fireplace and chimney stores, and at some hardware stores. Many gas log manufacturers offer gas fireplace logs for sale online.
I assume it is not possible that gel cannot move easiliy as gas fireplaces. recommendation will be a bio ethanol fireplace.
Some of the benefits of a wood burning fireplace include the lower cost of heating a home versus the cost of gas. Wood is also considered a renewable resource so it could be argued is better for the environment than the fossil fuel of gas.
Gas fireplaces are designed to vent the heat and gas created in the persons firebox outside of their home. While a moderate amount of this heat is radiated into their home, most of the generated heat is lost through the venting process.
One can purchase a gas fireplace on many websites online like Amazon or eBay. One could also go to a local furniture store and see if they have one for sell.