Minimum Clearance Distance to Gas Meter or Regulator Vent 12 inches.

Do gas regulators vent?

All regulators have a vent which allows the device to breathe during normal operation; it also functions as a pressure relief opening in an over-pressure situation. For safety purposes, this vent should remain free of dirt, debris, insects, water, snow, and ice.

Can you put a gas fireplace in front of a window?

Their inner and outer shell construction allows for maximum heat insulation.” As long as you have a natural gas connection or propane availability, you can install a gas fireplace almost anywhere in your home—under a window, in either an outside or inside wall, at wainscot or floor level, in a corner or even in the

Can a Maxitrol regulator be installed vertically?

Only devices that are certified can be installed in regulators. The devices need to be installed directly into the vent connection of the regulator. The vent limiting device requires the regulator to be mounted in a horizontal upright position.

What is the pressure of natural gas?

A common operating pressure for natural gas appliances is around 7 inches of water column (WC) or re-stating this in equivalent measure, that’s 14.9 millibars or 1743 Pascals or Pa, or about 0.25 psi (pounds per square inch) or about 4 ounces of pressure per square inch.

How far does a gas regulator have to be from an appliance?

The regulator safety relief valve (vent opening) should be located not less than 5 feet from any potential source of ignition, opening into any sealed combustion chamber appliance, and be not less than 5 feet from any mechanical ventilation air intake.

Why do we have a vent hole at the bottom of a regulator?

In contrast to a non-relieving regulator, a relieving (also known as self-relieving) regulator is designed to vent excess downstream pressure to atmosphere. Typically there is a vent hole in the side of the regulator body for this purpose.

Do vented gas fireplaces need glass doors?

A: Yes. In California Title 24 requires that glass doors be installed on all indoor fireplaces. Title 24 is the Energy Efficiency Standards for residential and nonresidential buildings that were established in 1978 in response to a legislative mandate to reduce California’s energy consumption.

How close can a fireplace be to a window?

Put Safety Precautions in Place

When installing a wood stove in front of a window, make sure the clearance is at least 36 inches from the glass to keep it from heating up and cracking or getting damaged.

How close can a gas fireplace be to a window?


Minimum Clearance Distance Requirements for the Exterior Vent Termination of a Gas Fireplace Heater8
Direct vent gas fireplace exhaust termination item clearance distance Distance required (Canada)1
Clearance to window or door that may be opened 12″ (30 cm)
Clearance to permanently closed window [Note 5]

Does a gas fireplace need a regulator?

If your fire pit is located just 10 feet away from the meter, it might not need to be regulated BUT if the gas line is supplying a pool heater or any other appliance OR if it’s traveling a long distance, your gas plumber will need to regulate the gas line accordingly.

Do you need a pressure regulator for natural gas?

Pressure Regulation

The piping outside of the structure that delivers the gas is often conveying the gas at a higher pressure than required and that pressure may rise and fall. Without a natural gas regulator, the gas pressure in the pipes leading to the various appliances could change or reduce considerably.

What should LP gas pressure be on a furnace?

10″ w.c.

Liquid Petroleum (LP)

The minimum gas supply pressure to the unit should be 10″ w.c. while unit is running. The maximum supply pressure to the unit must not exceed 14″ w.c. at anytime.

Where should a gas pressure regulator be installed?

Outdoor Installation

Itron recommends placing the vent downward. Locate the vent away from building eaves, window openings, or building air intakes. When appropriate, mount the regulator vent above the site’s expected snow level.

Where do you mount a propane regulator?

These regulators must be installed above the maximum liquid level of the supply container(s), and have the supply connection oriented to allow for any liquid to drain back to the container.

How far must a propane regulator be from a window?

For a 420-lb cylinder or vertical-style tank — our smallest permanent tank designed for auxiliary heating for water heaters, fireplaces, pools and heaters — the clearance must be a minimum of 3 feet away from windows and doors and 10 feet away from any sources of ignition and air intakes.

How do you run a propane line for a fireplace?

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How high off the ground should a propane regulator be?

12-18 inches

Second Stage and 2 PSIG regulator vents in must be pointed down should be installed at least 12-18 inches above the ground.

How far can regulator be from propane tank?

36 inches

It is necessary for all ASME propane tanks in service to have a regulator installed no more than 36 inches from the tank’s service valve. Regulator installations at the tank will be either a single stage regulator, high pressure regulator or integral two-stage regulator.

What kind of regulator do I need for a propane fireplace?

Since a fireplace is a low pressure application, you could use a single stage regulator like # CAM59013, especially if you’re speaking of a small fire-pit type fireplace with the hose from the tank run being less than 20 feet or so.

Does a propane regulator need to be vented?

A regulator must “breathe” through the vent to properly regulate downstream pressure. Second, the regulator vent will exhaust LP-Gas when the internal relief valve opens. Every second stage domestic and light commercial LP-Gas regulator reducing pressure down to appliance pressure must have an internal relief valve(1).