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Re: [Shop-talk] Natural gas fireplace

To: Eric J Russell <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Natural gas fireplace
From: Benjamin Zwissler <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:39:07 -0400
I've had a vent-free natural gas fireplace for more than 10 years.  Run it a
lot all winter.  Never had any soot on the ceiling.  So if installed
properly I don't know why you'd have a problem, particularly if its vented.
The one's designed for a vent run a little sootier to get a prettier flame.
I'd check that the vent/chimney is clear/open.  As mentioned, set up for
wrong fuel could also be the problem.


On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Eric J Russell <>wrote:

> We have a gas log 'fireplace' in our living room - sounds like what your
> parents have?
> Most of the houses in our neighborhood have the same unit (same builder).
> One neighbor had a soot problem because the unit installed in their house
> had been set up for a different fuel. We have propane so I don't recall what
> the 'wrong' fuel was but that might be something to investigate.
> FWIW, all the gas logs were 'professional installed', too...
> Eric Russell
> Mebane, NC
> ----- Original Message -----
>> My question, what can be causing this excess soot?  Is there something
>> with the burner?  Is there a way to check the flame's efficiency?
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