I have had a Regency, B-vent, freestanding fireplace with gas logs running
on city propane for 12 years and now want to convert it to a ventless/vent
free log set. The problem with ordering new vent-free gas logs is that my
existing firebox is so darn small, in size like 21"W x 10"D x 9"H. Other
than the obvious difference in venting, and the inclusion of an oxygen
depletion sensor (ODS), what else is different about the log sets? burners?
I guess my question is this, can I just add an ODS type pilot system to my
current gas logs or do I need to buy a different set of logs that will fit?
Nobody knows what the hell you are talking about.
Oh. I didn't think it was that confusing. I have a functional, but
non-efficient "B-Vent" (requires its own flue or chimney) style flue gas
stove that I want to somehow try to convert to an energy-efficient (almost
99%) "vent-less/vent-free" heater/stove. What I am trying to determine is
how to do this safely. I want to totally close off my existing flue and
capture 100% of the heat just as if it were a vent-less model. The only
difference I can see between the two models is that the ventless models are
required to come with a special oxygen depletion sensor (ODS) as part of the
pilot flame apparatus. I was going to replace my gas logs but instead I
have cleaned my stove, blocked the flue, removed the glass front door, have
run the stove, smell no gas fumes, and constantly monitor the CO with a
detector which reads zero. Anything wrong with this setup?
Thanks for the heads up. I am still monitoring things constantly and dont
use it at night. I dont see any difference in the gas burners themselves.
Nice blue flames with nice orange tips. No smell, plenty of heat.
Ok. I found your original question from November 19, 2008. I do not believe you
can convert them. Not only are the sensors different, but I believe the burners
are also different.
Vanguard sells 18 inch logs and Peterson sells 16 inch vent free.
Hope this helps.
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