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1. Safety pilot system-This is a safety system that monitors the gas flow. It ensures that gas cannot leak into the burner unless a pilot light has been lit. These are standard in gas fireplaces that comply with the American Gas Association regulations.
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2. Safety Pilots:This is a safety shutoff for gas flow, consisting of three components that includes the thermocouple, electromagnetic power unit (EMU), and pilot assembly
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3. Safety Pilots:
A safety shutoff, stops the flow of the gas to the appliance, and provides a heat source to ignite the main burner.
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4. SAFETY SHUTOFF
A device, powered by a thermocouple, designed to shut off the gas supply to the pilot and or main burner if the source of ignition fails.
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5. Seasoned-refers to cordwood that has been allowed to dry before burning. Seasoning generally takes six to 12 months. Wood burns much more efficiently when its moisture content has been reduced.
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Definition:refers to fuel wood that has been allowed to dry before burning. Seasoning generally takes six to 12 months. Wood burns much easier when its moisture content has been reduced. Freshly cut woods contains over 20% water.
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refers to fuel wood that has been allowed to dry before burning. Seasoning generally takes six to 12 months. Wood burns much easier when its moisture content has been reduced. Freshly cut woods contains over 20% water.
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Refers to fuel wood that has been allowed to dry before burning. Seasoning generally takes six to twelve months. Wood burns much easier when its moisture content has been reduced. Freshly cut wood contains over 20 percent water.
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9. Seasoned Wood:
This is a term referring to fire wood that has been allowed to dry before being burned. This drying process usually takes approximately 12 months but is advantageous as the wood burns easier. Burning dry wood also releases fewer by-products during combustion than freshly cut wood, which holds more than 20% moisture.
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10. SECONDARY AIR:-Combustion air directed downstream of the primary combustion zone (but still in the appliance) to support the combustion of remaining combustible gases; does not directly influence the rate of primary combustion.
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11. SEDIMENT TRAP-In gas piping, a tee device to intercept or hold solid foreign particles to prevent them from blocking valves or orifices. Not part of an appliance, must be installed as close to appliance inlet as possible. Also referred to as a Drip Leg.
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Seasonal Energy Efficiency ratio. A measure of cooling efficiency for air conditioners. The higher the SEER, the more energy efficient the unit. The government's minimum SEER rating is 10.
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13. Sight Opening:the primary opening in a mantel (also known as the daylight opening).
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14. SILICONE SEALANT-Process of sealing cracks with a high temperature silicone sealant.
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15. Smoke Chamber
Definition:an enlarged area between the throat of a fireplace and the chimney flue.
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16. SMOKE CHAMBER:-The section of a masonry fireplace that contains the smoke chamber walls and the smoke shelf and located above the throat or damper area and below the flue.
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17. Smoke shelf-curved space above the firebox beow the damper that reduces down draft and promotes draw
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18. SMOKE SHELF
Definition:A shelf located behind a fireplace damper.
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19. SOLID FUEL:
Wood, coal, and other similar organic materials in various forms (e.g. chunk wood, pressed logs, wood pellets, wood chips, paper, processed coal, coke, peat, charcoal).
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20. Spark arrestor
metal screen mesh device intended to prevent sparks or other flaming debris from escaping into other areas. There are simple and decorative options available. Some spark arrestors have a rain guard to prevent water from dousing your fire.
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21. SPARK ARRESTOR-A wire cage that is installed on the chimney termination to prevent sparks from moving into the atmosphere.
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22. Spill Switch:-Devices used to detect spillage of flue gas, but similar to high limit switches in that they are activated based on temperature.
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23. Spill Switch
When there is a spillage, this device detects it
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24. Spill Switch:This is a device that detects spillage from the fireplace vent system. The switch will shut the fireplace off in the event of a spillage to ensure no more gasses are emitted.
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25. Spillage:This term refers to fireplaces with vented systems such as a chimney or direct vent. When these become blocked combustion by-products cannot be vented outside and so 'spill' back into the room. This can be dangerous, particularly with wood burning fireplaces, as carbon monoxide may be one of the by-products leaking back into the home. This gas is odorless, colorless and deadly.
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26. Spillage-Process that occurs when flue gases cannot exit the vent system and back up into the dwelling. This usually creates a dangerous situation as incomplete combustion may result in the production of carbon monoxide.
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27. Spillage-The process that happens the flue gasses are not able to exit the vent system so they back up into the home. The problem with this is that carbon monoxide occurs, causing silent and odorless poison. When this gas seeps into the home, it can kill.
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28. Split System:
A combination heat pump or air conditioner with indoor components such as a furnace or blower coil. Split systems should be matched for optimum efficiency.
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29. Standing Pilot Ignition:A means to light the main gas burner through the use of a standing pilot light.
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30. STEADY STATE EFFICIENCY:The ratio of the heat or BTU output vs. the heat or BTU input under steady conditions.
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Definition:kettle-like steamers, available in a wide range of styles and colors, harness the heat energy of fireplaces and stoves and release warm moisturizing steam into the air.
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32. Steamers:-kettle-like steamers, available in a wide range of styles and colors, harness the heat energy of fireplaces and stoves and release warm moisturizing steam into the air.
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33. Steamers-These are cast iron kettles or pots that are filled with water and placed on stoves or fireplaces to add moisture to the air. These are useful in counteracting the dry heat produced by wood or gas fireplaces and stoves. Click here to learn about these and other accessories.
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Definition:A freestanding appliance that has a small, round vent or none at all. These can be placed against a wall, in a corner or in front of an existing fireplace. Gas stoves can work with blowers, remote controls and thermostats. The fires look so real it's scary!
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