Re: gas fireplace logs
Posted by Ann Mullins on June 07, 2002 at 15:45:01:
In response to Re: gas fireplace logs
Sooting occurs mainly in LP Gas (Propane) log sets. This happens when the consumer does not run a separate gas line from a 2nd stage regulator to the new logset but ties on to an existing gas line. The 2nd main cause of sooting is improper log placement on the gas burner. All ventless logs must be placed only in the manner designated by the manufacturer of the product. A 3rd sooting cause is air being blown into the fireplace from an outside source such as a ceiling fan or A/C or Heat dust close enough to the fireplace to cause impingement of the flame on the log. Ventless logs must be cleaned on a monthly basis to prevent critters from entering the burner air ports. Once sooting occurs, the burners must be replaced because they become corrupted with soot and most generally can't get the correct air to gas mixture for a clean burn.




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