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APPLIANCES FOR VENTED FIREPLACE

A self contained, free-standing, fuel-gas burning appliance designed for installation only in a vented fireplace and whose primary function lies in the esthetic effect of the flame.

APPLIANCES FOR VENTED FIREPLACE Coal basket

An open-flame type appliance consisting of a metal basket filled with simulated coals which gives the appearance of a coal fire when in operation.

APPLIANCES FOR VENTED FIREPLACE Fireplace insert

Consists of an open-flame radiant-type appliance mounted in a decorative metal panel to cover the fireplace or mantel opening and having provisions for venting into the fireplace chimney.

APPLIANCES FOR VENTED FIREPLACE Gas log

An open flame type appliance consisting of a metal frame or base supporting simulated logs.

APPLIANCES FOR VENTED FIREPLACE Radiant appliance

An open front appliance designed primarily to convert the energy in fuel gas to radiant heat by means of refractory radiant or similar radiating materials.

APPRENTICE

a person learning a craft under a skilled person; A beginner.

APPROVED

Approved by the gas official or other authority having jurisdiction.

AREA DRAIN

A receptacle designed to collect surface or storm water from an open area.

ASPIRATOR

A fitting or device supplied with water or other fluid under positive pressure that passes through an integral orifice or constriction, causing a vacuum. Aspirators are also referred to as suction apparatus, and are similar in operation to an ejector.

AUTOMATIC GAS SHUTOFF DEVICE

A device constructed so that the attainment of a water temperature in a hot water supply system in excess of some predetermined limit acts in such a way as to cause the gas to the system to be shut off. It may be constructed integrally with the shut-off device or be a separate assembly.

AUTOMATIC IGNITION

Means which provide for ignition of the gas at the burner when the gas burner valve controlling the gas to that burner is turned on, and which affect re-ignition if the flames on the burner have been extinguished by means other than closing the gas burner valve.

AUTOMATIC PILOT


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