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Descriptions for some vent-free fireplaces state they are not recommended for altitudes above 5000 feet, presumably because the oxygen depletion sensor might cut out due to the lower volume of oxygen at higher altitudes. However, I have a vent-free fire
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 03:28 PM

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This unit's manual lists installation above 4,500 ft as a potential risk of pilot outage. However, depending on your local gas supply the unit may run just fine. Some gas companies at higher elevations amend their gas supply for their consumers. Since you currently have a unit that is working with no trouble, I'd attempt to install this one without any alteration.

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Descriptions for some vent-free fireplaces state they are not recommended for altitudes above 5000 feet, presumably because the oxygen depletion sensor might cut out due to the lower volume of oxygen at higher altitudes. However, I have a vent-free fireplace in my basement with nearly twice the BTU's of the Athens wall tower model, and I've had no problems with its operation at the 6100+ altitude where I live. The Athens model description makes no mention of any altitude concerns. Are you aware of any concerns with the operation of this model at altitudes above 5000 or 6000 feet?

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