No damper, lots of noise

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No damper, lots of noise

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jmichalski
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Posted: Dec 27, 2005 9:53 AM       Post Subject:

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I just inspected a new construction home and there is a gas fireplace in the master BR. I know that, typically, these are installed without dampers when they are direct vent systems. On our walkthrough, the wind made such a noise it was hard to talk in the room, and a draft could be seen to be rattling the glass doors.

Two questions: 1) It seems clear that a damper is appropriate, is that a problem with the function of this direct vent system?

2) I did not notice any specific defect in the installation of the vent (through the chimney in the center of the home) but is there something else I should specifically be looking for in relation to the venting that could reduce/eliminate this problem?

Thanks for the help!
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Aimee Jalowsky
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Posted: Dec 27, 2005 10:29 AM       Post Subject:
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Posted: Dec 27, 2005 10:40 AM       Post Subject:

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Posted: Dec 27, 2005 10:47 AM       Post Subject:

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Posted: Dec 27, 2005 10:54 AM       Post Subject:

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Would not care to guess whether the lack of damper was the issue or not, clearly the fireplace is not opperating correctly and has the possibility of allowing th by-products of combustion into the room.
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Aimee Jalowsky
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Posted: Dec 27, 2005 10:55 AM       Post Subject:
We are having problems posting in this forum, What Deanna is posting is a reply from Gerry
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Aimee Jalowsky
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Posted: Dec 27, 2005 11:23 AM       Post Subject:
In the case of a gas log insert this is a serious safety concern...
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Aimee Jalowsky
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Posted: Dec 27, 2005 11:24 AM       Post Subject:
...as it will back draft carbon monoxide into the living space.
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Aimee Jalowsky
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Posted: Dec 27, 2005 11:24 AM       Post Subject:
I would recommend further evaluation of the system by the manufacturers representatives in this case, as it is under warranty in new contruction.
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Aimee Jalowsky
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Posted: Dec 27, 2005 11:24 AM       Post Subject:
Regards

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Posted: Dec 27, 2005 12:02 PM       Post Subject:
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