I have a fully working chimney which was thoroughly inspected and cleaned before I had a gas log system installed. The vent remains open slightly all the time. After 2 months of use, I am noticing a lot of black soot staining the outside (top) of the brick fireplace surround. Why? I wasn't told that this would happen. Does the system need to be moved back more? Should I install a glass door on the front? Help!
Which "vent" are you referring to? If it's your fireplace vent, by code (at least here in Mass.)I believe that you are supposed to either remove it altogether or have it welded open to ensure proper airflow & prevent gas from leaking into the room. If this vent is only partially open, that may be your problem.
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