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open doors on a direct-vent gas fireplace?

Posted by cyberiad (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 16, 09 at 17:30

I seem to see brochures that let you specify working glass doors for direct-vent gas fireplaces. I was surprised because I'd read elsewhere these are closed systems. One brochure even seems to advertise an optional pair of bi-fold doors (total of 4 hinges).

Anybody have experience opening the doors on a direct-vent gas unit? Any comments on flame or ember appearance quality with doors open?

Anybody have knowledge or reasoned opinion, if a direct-vent is burning steadily, would the open doors release more monoxide into the environment or less?

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RE: open doors on a direct-vent gas fireplace?

Followup: A sales person told me that working doors on a direct-vent gas fireplace are cosmetic. In the showroom, the doors open onto a sealed glass unit, not the fire itself!

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