Why is your gas fireplace smoking?
A fireplace that is back drafting is reacting to a negative pressure being created inside the home by a clothes dryer or leaky furnace supply duct, bath vent or laundry went, water heater or furnace, all of these devices expel indoor air which under certain circumstances will create a negative pressure where the combustion make up air is being supplied by any means possible, this may be the fireplace. Try turning of the dryer or heater or any thing else that expels indoor air and see if it changes, open a window nearby to see if it matters. if not you need to have it inspected by a chimney sweep.
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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)
Turn off all of the gas appliances in the home except for the the fireplace. Watch the gas meter for 60 seconds and record the cubic foot usage, multiply the reading you get times 60 and that is your NG consumption for 1 hour. To convert to btu, multiply the 1 hour reading by 1000 and that #, if the… fireplace is set up and burning properly should be the same as the Input rating on the fireplace tag. If you simply want to know how much gas you are using when lit, divide the Input rating on the tag by 1000 and that will tell how much NG you are using per hour in cubic feet. (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.
A closed damper or a poor draft. Have your flue checked, it may need to be cleaned.
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
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)
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)
You may try the following measures: 1. Make the fire more to the backside of the fireplace 2. Increase the height of the fire with andirons and/or a fireplacegrate or basket 3. Make the opening of the fireplace mantel smaller with a hood orcurtain 4. Make aereation holes close to the fire 5. Install… a ventilor on top of the chimney to improve the vent (MORE)
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)
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)
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.
In additional to radiating heat into the room many gas fireplaces have a heat exchanger- cool air is drawn into the shell around the firebox, and warmed air comes out of the vents at the top.
Gas Fireplaces are expensive for a number of reasons: 1. They are a relatively new appliance on the market. 2. They offset the cost of using other types of fuel to heat the home. 3. They are convenience appliances. No buying and hauling around wood or pellets, no messy ash to clean. No worrying abo…ut smokey rooms, draft issues, etc. No more paying for chimney sweeps, and dangerous creosote buildup. 4. They are an efficient heating source. (not just for looks, like most gas log sets which are much cheaper) 5. In most cases, one insert unit is composed of many components that come from various companies. (for instance, the sheet metal, ceramic glass, valve, electronics, etc. all come from different companies). This skyrockets the cost, because you have 17 companies who all must cooperate to produce a unit. 6. The gas fireplace industry is complicated, especially insert units. They must be designed and tested to meet safety codes. This costs money to them, which in turn drives up the cost of the unit. (This also goes along with #1). 7. Providing parts support, warranty support, etc on products costs manufacturers a ton of money. 8. Masonry Fireplaces have no standard dimensions. New homes follow traditional paterns in size, but older homes (pre-1980) often have varying sized fireboxes. That means Manufacturers who are competitive must create a wide array of units to fit small to large fireboxes. 9. Much of the manufacturing & assembly takes place in the United States. (would you rather we outsource another industry to China?) *10. Think big industry. You have 1-2 Manufacturing Plants in the country. Then you have 4-5 Distribution Centers around the country who then, in turn, sell the units to a Fireplace Dealer. By the time the Dealer gets the unit in the showroom, the unit has been marked up a few times so every company involved can meet their margins. - The Consumer is usually paying almost twice the original cost of the base unit. That is before you add in accessories, venting system, whatnot. --There you go. I know the industry. (MORE)
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)
Yes, the will probably ask you about your fireplace but I have never seen that as a reason for denial.
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)
Gas fireplaces are not intended to burn wood. A gas ASSISTED fireplace can burn either gas or wood. ONLY if that is the type you have should you try to burn wood. Be sure damper to the flue is open, and that wood is dry,
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.
Blue flames can be an indicator of temperature, because blue flamesburn hotter than yellow flames, or it could be a chemical thatburns blue. Something else that could create blue flames in a gasfireplace is if the air-to-gas mixture ratio is off, more air meansbluer flames.
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)
you should use a gas fire place insert when you want to save a little money, it is a efficient way to save money in the winter with no more outside air coming in through the fire place. plus your the one who is in control of the thermosat.
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.
Simple answer: No. Complex version: No freakin' way. That's a great way to burn your house down, give yourself carbon monoxide poisoning, or at least ruin the fireplace. It's not designed to burn any fuel but gas. Any number of things could go wrong if you put wood in there.
There is a website called ventless-gas-fireplaces which is a good place to buy a ventless gas fireplace online. The Fireplace Superstore is another place one can buy them as well as Ebay.
Stores like Lowes or Home Depot might have logs for fireplaces. If not you could also chop down trees with an axe or a chainsaw to get natural wood from nature.
There are lots of different kinds and sizes of inserts which are available for gas fireplaces. You should try visiting online stores such as This Old House or The Heater Store.
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.
One can buy a natural gas fireplace from various home furnishing and decorating stores, such as B&Q or Homebase. The employees can help to decide which fireplace will suit the home and price range. The fireplace will then be installed by employees from the store it was purchased from.
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.
Some well known brands of gas fireplaces include Peterson, Monessen, American Gas Log, Hargrove, Acucraft, Continental, Design Dynamics, and Empire Comfort Systems.
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.
Someone can purchase a gas fireplace for a corner from a number of companies such as Amazon. Amazon has a large selection of gas fireplaces from a number of manufacturers.