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On this episode of The House P. I. with Reggie Marston, HGTV's original house detective. Join me and my guest David Scot, president of Fireside Hearth & Homes and Larry Boido, production manager for the Manassas, VA office of Fireside Hearth & Homes. Fireside Hearth & Homes is one of the largest manufacturer's of gas fireplaces in the country. David and Larry discuss all the in's and out's of owning gas fireplaces, whether direct vent gas fireplaces, retrofit vented on ventless gas logs for masonry fireplaces or the newer gas fireplace inserts. As a home inspector and inspecting thousands of gas fireplaces over the years possibly as many as 95% of gas fireplaces are not operating properly and are in need of professional evaluation and service.
When home owners move into a home with a gas fireplace, purchase a new home with an installed gas fireplace or upgrade their existing masonry fireplace to gas logs most folks don't read the directions for proper and safe operation of the gas equipment. As with all gas appliances the gas fireplaces require regular maintenance and service to ensure they're operating properly. David and Larry cover all the requirements for gas fireplaces and offer tips throughout the show on how to determine if your gas fireplace is installed properly and operating effiecently and safely. Did you know that just operating a ceiling fan in the same room as a gas fireplace can cause the fireplace not to burn properly or possibly not vent the combustion gas to the exterior of the house causing a potential carbon monoxide hazard. Join us, 9 am Saturday morning. Phone lines will be open at the end of the show.
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