Q:What gas connection size is required for proper installation of this heater?
A:The RayPak RP Series requires a .75 inch gas connection.
Q:The this heater be converted from natural gas to propane?
A:This heater can be converted from natural gas to propane. In order to convert this heater to propane you will need a conversion kit. The part or model number for the conversion kit to convert this heater to propane is: 6234-70A.
Q:What is the difference between an Electronic and Millivolt ignition?
A:The basic answer is that Millivolt is the old style of ignition, using a standing pilot light. While the electronic ignition uses a spark start system like a gas grill. Electronic ignitions are more efficient in gas usage and also are better suited for high wind areas where a pilot light might get extinguished.
Q:Does this heater require a vent collar for indoor installation? It will be in a separate room with a vented door and not connected to the house.
A:Any gas or propane heater installed would require the appropriate indoor draft hood be installed. This would allow for proper ventilation of the heaters exhaust fumes.
Q:Will a gas heater operate at the low speed of a dual speed motor?
A:Probably not - Most gas heater will shut off at low GPM levels (20-40) to keep the heater cores from overheating - 20 for 200 BTUs, 40 for 400 BTUs. Depending on your pool system you might get these GPM levels at the low speed but generally these heaters must be run at the motor's high speed.
Q:What size natural gas line should be used on a Raypak 406,000 BTU heater?
A:The 406,000 uses a minimum of 1" natural gas line and this would be if your run of pipe is 20 feet or less. If your run of gas pipe is 21' - 95' you would require 1 1/4" pipe and if your run is between 96' and 215' you would require 1 1/2" gas pipe.