Model BV

Elevate Your Space with Model BV: Duravent’s Ultimate Gas Vent System

Product Description

Transform your living space with the Model BV Gas Vent System by Duravent. Engineered for safety and efficiency, this venting solution combines cutting-edge technology with sleek design, making it the perfect choice for residential and light commercial applications.

Product Features

DuraLock® Locking System
Rugged Construction for Durability
Assured Safety with Double Wall Construction
Fully Tested and Listed per UL 441
Easy Installation with Quick Grip Firestops/Supports
Available in Various Diameters

Model BV

Product Specifications

DuraLock® Locking System: The innovative DuraLock® Locking System ensures a secure and reliable connection, making installation quick and hassle-free.

Rugged Construction: The gas vent system is constructed with strong and durable galvanized steel outer pipe, featuring internal spacing beads for added insulation.

Assured Safety: The double-wall construction (pipe within a pipe) creates a built-in air space, providing permanent insulation. This design keeps the inner pipe hot and the outer pipe relatively cool, ensuring safety and reducing condensation.

Fully Tested and Listed: Model BV has undergone rigorous testing and is listed per UL 441 for installation as Type B and BW gas vents, meeting industry standards for safety and performance.

Customizable Lengths: The product is available in various lengths, allowing for customization based on specific installation requirements.

Quick Grip Firestops / Supports: These combination firestop and vent support units make installation above a framed opening easy, supporting up to 30 feet of pipe.

Universal Adapters: Male and female adapters are available in different diameters, providing flexibility for converting between Model GV and Model BV.

Reducing Tees: Standard Tee paired with Low Profile Increasers, offering versatility in installation with 3″ to 8″ diameter combinations.

Low Profile Increasers: Space-saving lengths designed for installations where height restrictions apply, maintaining efficiency in confined spaces.

DuraConnect I – Expandable Flexible Connectors: Available in 3″ & 4″ diameters, with lengths of 3′ (expandable from 2′ – 3.5′) and 5′ (expandable from 2.5′ – 5′), replacing single-wall connectors and featuring a Draft Hood Connector.

Termination Kits: Kits include essential components like DuraCap, Storm Collar, Adjustable Roof Flashing, and Draft Hood Connector, providing comprehensive solutions for specific applications.

Oval Type B Gas Vent: Available in 4″ and 5″ sizes, featuring inner .012″ Aluminum and outer .018″ Galvanized construction, meeting specific design needs.

Installation Options

Single and Multi-Story Buildings: The Model BV is versatile and suitable for both single and multi-story residential and light commercial buildings.

Various Kits Available:

Termination Kits (3″-6″): These kits include essential components such as DuraCap, Storm Collar, Adjustable Roof Flashing, and Draft Hood Connector for comprehensive termination solutions.
Vertical Heater Kit (3″-4″): Includes 12” & (3) 24” Galvalume Pipe Lengths, 90° Elbow, 4” Diameter Draft Hood Connector, 3” Draft Hood Connector, 3”-4” Increaser, Adjustable Flashing, Storm Collar & DuraCap.
USA Only – 4″ Oval Kit: Consists of (2) 24″ Lengths, Oval Base Plate, (2) Ceiling Spacers, and Oval-Round Adapter.
Length Options:

Adjustable Lengths (3″-6″): Available in 18″ lengths for diameters ranging from 3″ to 6″.
12″ & 24″ Lengths (10″-30″): Offered in diameters from 10″ to 30″.
Additional 24″ Galvalume Length (Canada): Specifically available for Canadian installations (8BV24C).
Reducing Tees:

Standard Tee paired with Low Profile Increasers, providing flexibility in installations with 3″ to 8″ diameter combinations.
Low Profile Increasers:

New space-saving length designed for installations with height restrictions, ensuring efficiency in confined spaces.
Universal Adapters:

Male Adapter: Used to convert Model GV to Model BV.
Female Adapter: Used to convert Model BV to Model GV.
Available in diameters ranging from 3″ to 8″.
Quick Grip Firestops / Supports:

Combination firestop and vent support units supporting up to 30 feet of pipe.
Available in diameters from 3″ to 6″.
Installed above framed openings for added support.
DuraConnect I – Expandable Flexible Connectors:

Available in 3″ & 4″ diameters.
Length options of 3′ (expandable from 2′ – 3.5′) and 5′ (expandable from 2.5′ – 5′).
Replaces single-wall connectors and includes a Draft Hood Connector.

Fuel Types

Gas

Fuel Type Application

Gas

Clearances and Cavity Measurements

Clearance to Combustibles:

The air space between the vent and combustibles should be maintained.
Clearance of at least 1 inch is required to ensure safety and prevent heat transfer to nearby combustible materials.
Maximum Height:

The maximum height for the Model BV installation is 100 feet.
For taller applications, it is recommended to refer to the appliance manufacturer’s installation instructions and the National Fuel Gas Code NFPA 54 or the Canadian Fuel Gas Installation Code CSA-149.1-00.
Outer Tube Diameter:

The outer tube diameter varies based on the specific Model BV variant:
For Type B Vent Round 3″-8″ (USA and Canada): 1/2″ larger than the inner diameter.
For Round 10″ to 18″ and Round 20″ to 30″ (USA and Canada): 1″ larger than the inner diameter.
Materials:

The construction materials for the Model BV include:
Inner Pipe: .012″ Aluminum
Outer Pipe (USA): .018″ Galvanized Steel
Outer Pipe (Canada): .018″ Galvalume for 3″ to 8″ lengths; Galvanized Steel for fittings.
Locking Device:

The Model BV features the DuraLock® Locking System along with the additional flexibility provided by the DuraTab® feature.
UL Listing:

The Model BV is UL listed, meeting the standards of MH2848 for Type B Vent Round 3″-8″ in both the USA and Canada.
Oval Type B Gas Vent Measurements:

For 4″ and 5″ Oval Type B Gas Vent: The outer tube diameter is 1 inch, and specific dimensions are 2 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ for 4″ and 3 1/8″ x 10 7/8″ for 5″.
For 6″ Oval Type B Gas Vent: The outer tube diameter is 1 inch, with dimensions of 3 1/4″ x 12″.
DuraConnect I Flex Measurements:

Available in 3″ and 4″ diameters with a clearance of 1 inch.
The flexible connector is constructed with .012″ Aluminum and .018″ Galvalume fittings, featuring the DuraLock & DuraTab system.
UL listed with MH17667.
DuraConnect II Flex Measurements:

Available in 3″ to 5″ diameters with a clearance of 1 inch.
The flexible connector features .006″ 2 Ply Aluminum Flex and .018″ Galvalume Fittings.
UL listed with MH17667.

Warranty

Limited warranty

Product Highlights

Elevate your fireplace experience with the Model BV Gas Vent System by Duravent. This cutting-edge venting solution boasts the exclusive DuraLock® Locking System, ensuring a secure and effortless connection during installation. The rugged construction, featuring strong galvanized steel outer pipes with internal spacing beads, not only guarantees durability but also provides a uniform insulating air space for enhanced safety. The double-wall construction, a distinctive feature of the Model BV, maintains permanent insulation, keeping the inner pipe hot while keeping the outer pipe relatively cool. This design minimizes condensation within the pipe and prevents overheating of nearby surfaces. Fully tested and listed per UL 441, the Model BV complies with the highest industry standards, offering peace of mind for homeowners and installers alike. With customizable lengths, versatile kits, and user-friendly features like Quick Grip Firestops and Universal Adapters, the Model BV stands as a premium choice for residential and light commercial applications.

Versatility defines the Model BV Gas Vent System, making it an ideal solution for a variety of installations. From single-story homes to multi-story buildings, this venting system caters to diverse needs with its range of lengths and kits. The innovative DuraLock® Locking System ensures a reliable and secure connection, simplifying the installation process for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re looking to convert between Model GV and Model BV with Universal Adapters or seeking space-saving options with Low Profile Increasers, the Model BV offers flexibility and adaptability. The inclusion of termination kits, vertical heater kits, and oval kits further streamlines the installation process, providing comprehensive solutions for different applications. Backed by an industry-leading warranty, the Model BV is not just a venting system; it’s a commitment to safety, performance, and customer satisfaction in the realm of gas appliances.

Company Overview for Manufacturer

Duravent is a prominent leader in the field of venting solutions, renowned for its commitment to innovation and excellence. With a rich history and a strong presence in the industry, Duravent has consistently delivered high-quality products that prioritize safety, efficiency, and design. Specializing in a diverse range of venting systems, Duravent caters to the needs of residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The company’s expertise extends to various fuel types, including gas, ensuring that their products meet the stringent standards and regulations of the industry.

At the core of Duravent’s success is its dedication to engineering venting solutions that not only meet but exceed industry standards. The Model BV Gas Vent System, among its flagship products, exemplifies this commitment. Duravent’s venting solutions are designed to enhance the performance of heating appliances while prioritizing safety and ease of installation. With a comprehensive portfolio that includes a variety of venting products, Duravent continues to be a trusted name in the market, providing cutting-edge solutions that empower homeowners and professionals alike.

Duravent’s reputation is not only built on the quality of its products but also on its unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. The company places a strong emphasis on understanding and anticipating the evolving needs of its customers. This customer-centric approach is reflected in the durability, versatility, and reliability of its venting solutions, making Duravent a preferred choice for those seeking top-notch products in the realm of fireplaces and heating appliances.

FAQs

Q: What is the DuraLock® Locking System?
A: The DuraLock® Locking System is an innovative feature exclusive to Duravent’s Model BV Gas Vent. It ensures a secure and reliable connection, making installation a breeze.

Q: Can the Model BV be used in both residential and commercial applications?
A: Yes, the Model BV is designed for use in both residential and light commercial and industrial applications.

Q: What materials are used in the construction of the Model BV?
A: The Model BV features strong, durable galvanized steel outer pipe with internal spacing beads for added insulation.

Q: Is the Model BV suitable for gas appliances?
A: Absolutely, the Model BV is specifically designed and tested for use with approved gas appliances.

Q: What certifications does the Model BV have?
A: The Model BV has been tested and listed per UL 441 for installation as Type B and BW gas vents, meeting industry standards.

Q: Are there kits available for the Model BV?
A: Yes, there are kits available, including termination kits, vertical heater kits, and oval kits, providing convenience for different installations.

Q: What fuel type is compatible with the Model BV?
A: The Model BV is designed for gas fuel types.

Q: Can the Model BV be installed in multi-story buildings?
A: Yes, the Model BV can be installed in both single and multi-story buildings, following the appropriate standards.

Q: What is the warranty for the Model BV?
A: The Model BV comes with an industry-leading warranty, providing peace of mind for users.

Q: What is the maximum height for the Model BV installation?
A: The maximum height for the Model BV installation is 100 feet.

Q: Can the Model BV be installed in small spaces?
A: Yes, the Model BV offers various lengths and space-saving options, making it suitable for installations with height restrictions.

Q: What is the purpose of the Storm Collar accessory?
A: The Storm Collar is designed to provide additional weather protection around the vent pipe, ensuring durability in various conditions.

Q: Can the Model BV reduce condensation in the vent pipe?
A: Yes, the double-wall construction of the Model BV with built-in air space helps reduce condensation within the vent pipe.

Q: Are there specific guidelines for installation clearances?
A: Yes, please refer to the installation instructions and clearance guidelines provided by the appliance manufacturer and relevant standards.

Q: What is the purpose of the Draft Hood Connector?
A: The Draft Hood Connector is incorporated to facilitate a secure connection between the vent and gas appliances.

Q: Are there options for expanding the vent system?
A: Yes, DuraConnect I Expandable Flexible Connectors are available in different diameters and lengths for flexible and expandable installations.