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My Heatilator Gas Fireplace was on during a recent high wind

My Heatilator Gas Fireplace was on during a recent high wind and may have blown out. Since then, after turning on the switch, the unit lights but only lasts for a few seconds before going out. What do you think might be the problem? If it is simply a switch out of a part, I will order and make it happen. If it requires an assessment to determine the problem, I will contact repair and have it taken care of....what do you think? Thanks, BillJA: Just to clarify, what type of fireplace is this?Customer: Heatilator...Model GDCR36E SN: GA380951JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Maybe....depending on if you think you can determine the part or procedure needed to repair...JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Whatever you need, Pearl....

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I have a gas fireplace. Heatilator model GNDC33E. I live in

I have a gas fireplace. Heatilator model GNDC33E. I live in Victorville California and I am having trouble finding a repair technician in the area. Can you assist me with this problem? Thank You...JA: Just to clarify, what type of fireplace is this?Customer: Heatilator Model # GNDC33E, serial # GA869794.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I was hoping to replace the parts, if I couldn't find a tech.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Yes the electrical ignition is not sparking.

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For anyone except Rick: Home improvement- fireplace question

For anyone except Rick: Home improvement- fireplace questionSee attached photo - i have a Swedish stovetop wood burning fireplace with a gas line. Can I convert it so it can be used for both burning wood and as a gas fireplace? (I assume currently the gas line is just for igniting the wood, but I'd like to be able to just let it burn gas with a fake log on top and heat up that way for as long as I like---but also be able to remove the fake log and switch to wood when I want. Can this be done safely?

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WCohn

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I hope you can help me & answer a quick question. We have

Hi my name is Chris & I hope you can help me & answer a quick question.We have recently remodeled our house where I have a Lennox vented gas fireplace, model number LMBV-42RMN in our living room.The chimneybreast was rebuilt & in the process the electricians added extra out lets etc & in the process I believe they cut off the power supply to the fireplace.After removing the hearth base to expose the gas control valve & pipework etc I see there are 2 heat shielded wires coming off the control valve & going out through a hole in the right hand side of the fireplace.Can you tell me what they connect to & if possible how long those wires might be.I suspect I am going to have to cut through the side of a cabinet that has been built in beside the fireplace together with the sheetrock on the right hand side.I'm just trying to gauge where I might have to cut through the side of the breast to expose what ever might be there.Any info would be much appreciated.Thanking you in advance for your help.Kind Regards, Chris.

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I want to extend an exsisting natural gas line, that

I want to extend an exsisting natural gas line, that services my furnace and hot water heater, and add a 4 burner gas range/convection oven, to my kitchen. Mechanically speaking, it will be very simple to run off an exisiting "T" from the line coming into the house, in the basement and run it up through the floor into the kitchen. The line coming in is a 3/4 in line. It's a 3/4 inch running to the furnace and reduced to a 1/2 inch, for the hot water heater. First question is:1) Do I need to worry about gas supply capacity, coming into the house for adding other things like the gas range. i.e. increase the size of the line to 1 inch.2) Should I use 3/4 or half inch pipe to the new gas range?3) Also, I may want to add a gas fireplace later. Are their additional implications for this as well?

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I can't light the pilot light on my heatilator gas

I can't light the pilot light on my heatilator gas fireplace. Why?JA: Just to clarify, what type of fireplace is this?Customer: It's a gas-fired fireplace. No logs. No paper. Just an electrically operated lighter for a gas-fed unit.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't know, but I don't think so.

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Thinking about doing a remodel. Located in Pacifica (outside

Thinking about doing a remodel. Located in Pacifica (outside of San Francisco). Considering powder room, master bed, master bath, fireplace in the family room. What is the best bang for the buck? How much should we spend? I know the adage "kitchens and bathrooms sell houses." Our house is already at the top of the market for our area (2500 sq. ft. vs. the standard 1,100 in our neighborhood). Any concerns? We have no plans to move in the immediate future.JA: Just to clarify, are you working with a contractor?Customer: not yetJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: definitely notJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That's about it. Just what should I spend on each and any recommendations for how to make it pay back whenever we do sell our house.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: what?

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Machinc

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I just moved into a new home and have never used the remote

Customer: Hi. I am June. I just moved into a new home and have never used the remote for gas fireplace. Worried the power may go out during this snow storm and no sure how to use my gas logs if that happens. Currently I just flip the wall switch to turn it on and off. If power out I am thinking that will not work. HELP.......technically challenged. JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: Such as? JA: OK got it. Last thing — Home Improvement Experts generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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I live in Boca Raton FL and my Townhouse was built in 1980.

I live in Boca Raton FL and my Townhouse was built in 1980. I have ( I believe.} a Heatilator fireplace. The chimney cap has rusted and collapsed allowing rain to drip into the chimney stack. Where may I find a new cap ?

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