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David G. Axt, CCS, CSI ,SCIP
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Username: david_axt

Post Number: 1956
Registered: 03-2002

Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2022 - 05:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Does anyone have a water vapor fireplace specification they are willing to share with me? Or, can you point me to a manufacturer that has one I can edit?

David G. Axt, CCS, CSI, SCIP
Specifications Consultant
Axt Consulting LLC
Dan Helphrey
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Username: dbhelphrey

Post Number: 112
Registered: 12-2018
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2022 - 01:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I don't even know what a "water vapor fireplace" is...
John Bunzick
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Username: bunzick

Post Number: 1894
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2022 - 01:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I had to look it up myself. According to a manufacturer that popped up in a search, A|Fire Design: "the flames are cold yet seem perfectly real. You can even adjust their speeds, heights and colors. They’re made up of very fine plumes of water vapor lit by LEDs." So there you have it. However, introducing so much water vapor into the indoor environment doesn't seem advisable - due to the mold risk - unless you provide localized exhaust venting.

I don't have a spec to offer, but this seems like the sort of product that I would specify by brand, with a brief description of the desirable attributes, and let the contractor buy it or find another.
ken hercenberg
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Username: khercenberg

Post Number: 1504
Registered: 12-2006

Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2022 - 02:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

According the manufacturer - https://www.a-fireplace.com/water-vapor-fireplace/ it does not cause condensation or humidity inside the space. The units are equipped with UV lamps to eliminate germs.

Apparently someone will have to determine whether water supply will be manual or if water supply and drain lines are provided. Lots of variables from the looks of things.
Phil Babinec
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Username: pbabinec

Post Number: 45
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2022 - 02:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I was going to recommend AFire as well. I spec'd it for a high rise multi family unit (community space, not in units)

It was a last minute switch from an electric unit so as John mewntioned, it wasn't much more than a basis of design. Included model, Size, Tank capcity/service time, electrical requirements, finish Project has just started so I don't have anything any criteria to share.

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