... on the odor is horrible it is 30,000BTU,I seem to be the only one to smell it or have any ill effects from it like headache breathing issues & sick to my stomach any suggestions? The first day burning I would rate the smell a 10 out of 10 But being a 3 season porch, we closed the door into the house and after around 20 hours of burning I would now rate the smell about a 2. Capable of soaking up the odors around it, charcoal is an effective way to treat a smelly fireplace. Anyone have similar experience when painting a basement (ie. The 'factory' smell might be dangerous, how would you test it? Buying new logs will not only be a likely costly venture but also one in regards to where the heck you can buy them. I'm up in arms any help would be appreciated. Any of the conditions I described can cause a back draft on an appliance that vents to the exterior. I prefer the term 'ventless' or, even better, 'unvented.' I too would love to know where I can find a good quality gas leak detector. I had a Vermont Castings vented gas insert from 2000. I removed the logs and turned on the fireplace. Find Out From a New Houzz Survey, Andirons: From Status Symbols to Style Markers, A Moving Diary: Lessons From Selling My Home, 16 Practical Ideas to Borrow From Professional Kitchens, My Houzz: From Raw Space to Hip Home in a Converted Utah Garage, Ribbons of Fire: 10 Artfully Minimalist Fireplaces. I'm about to invest in an HDTV with a fireplace dvd to fill the firebox! Dec 2 2019 | 07:22pm, Jordan Bronson Has anyone experienced a smell with those? In this case, the simple fix is to slightly open a window. Slugging down any old sludge while pulling on socks is no way to start the day. First of all, let's call it what it really is. It’s ridiculous for the price one pays. there is always this sorta smell. Thas my 2 cents. Tested for carbon monoxide was fine. The fireplace people were sent here by the builder this summer because of a leak, which was actually a roof problem, but I talked to the guy about the smell, he said some of them take as much as 30 hours to burn off the odor.Well, we have burned ours more than that, the smell is nearly gone, but still not completely gone. Sniff the air around the fireplace to determine if it smells like rotten eggs. I bought a CO2 detector and have it plugged in near the unit and there doesn’t seem to be a problem there.. So do we!) It is still vented to the outside from what little I know and can see but sadly your solution won't work for us. Feb 23 | 08:37am, BV024503 Check the draft, it takes less than a minute to confirm air is moving out vs. in. Why not adopt some of their tricks in your own home? I have plugged in CO detector right next to it, no alarms at all. Don’t let anybody say you’re instincts or your feeling is wrong. I ordered a gas leak detector and found out slight gas WAS leaking from the fireplace gas line. (We didn't know it at the time.) A vent free fireplace will burn anything that is … So awful! By comparison, when we had a normal furnace installed in the old house there was no smell. Everything is installed properly, there are no gas leaks, it just has a "burned gas" kind of smell. Our smell goes away after several minutes but it’s still offensive. It's a hard smell to describe but for sure it is NOT dust. and like past 3 years, I would say 85-90 % of odor is gone. It’s currently 12 degrees outside and a comfortable 70 on porch. Both were installed brand new in 2005. Installed January 2018. It is 8 years old, I can't use it because it has an odor. And it's across manufacturers and installers - yet in so many cases no one seems to know what is causing this smell or how to get rid of it. Have you had them serviced and/or cleaned? Yes I have a separate switch for blower fan. Do a search on ventless gas fireplaces and the health issues they can cause, We just had an Empire Heritage direct vent cast iron stove (27000 btu) installed on 3 season porch. This fireplace has been a cluster from build thru now 5.5 years later. Lennox tech people have assured me that there is no way there is a problem with the stove. The Glass on My Fireplace Looks Smudged Each time you start your gas fireplace, you’ll notice some condensation on the glass. Its a propane burning Vermont Castings Sundance direct vent. It also is coming out of the vents. Most gas fireplaces come with proprietary systems that cannot be changed. I am wondering if the smell will ever go away completely.. Hard to describe, sort of like melting wax. I have a Heat n glo on the main floor and a martin unit in my basement. I think it is coming from the steel itself. A leaky house can cause a chimney to back draft as well as a bathroom or kitchen exhaust fan. It it is the most common liquid petroleum gas, meeting 4 percent of the total energy requirements of the United States. Gas is extremely volatile. We have a ten year old house we are renting. Has anyone had any luck with the manufacturer themselves? The dealer suggested that a chemical used in the house (recent painting or carpet cleaning) may be causing it...but none of that has happened. Cost me $6K in 2005 and I'm about to not even use them to spite my gas carrier who originally installed them. Methyl mercaptan acts as another additive used with natural gas. In the case of gas logs, ceramic logs with gas burners are placed directly into an existing wood fireplace to give the effect of a burning fire. However, inside is metal. If you smell a musty odor or develop symptoms of exposure to mold, you should inspect your home thoroughly for mold, including inspecting all fireplaces. Burning it in at the start of the cold season doesn’t do anything. Feb 23 | 10:10am, BV024492 can you do a gas fireplace in an existing wood burning fireplace without having to add an insert? A fireplace is designed to provide warmth and beauty. Hi, I have the same problem with my fireplace insert. I am running it again today with all the windows open for hopefully a good 8+ hour span but I feel I have run it collectively for a ton of hours. Same nauseating chemical burning smell. I as well have a stove that smells. I am just as exasperated as the others. We have a new gas stove, not an insert but a free standing one. So do good cooking smells, family conversations and, yes, big-screen TVs, Have a burning desire to dress up your fireplace for the summer? Is the fireplace in the right position in the hearth? I posted here in Jan 2018. i have vented fireplace. Dust would burn off quicker and not last for the 2-3 hours we burn the stove each nite. If this is just "how it is" I am going to go crazy. Lead poisoning. All service people agree that it is a problem and are stumped. They have been cleaned, and it is NOT a lint burning issue. We just installed a Mendota Modern F41 gas fireplace. Put one in your bedroom, too! I have a heat n glo direct vent propane stove. No Ignition. Last year, however, it started giving off a chemical smell - not gas or rotten egg smell - but a smell that gave me a terrible headache. That Cozy Fire Could Be Hazardous to Your Health. First of all, let's call it what it really is. But no luck it still smells when used. Watch the video to learn about what causes these odors and effective tips for getting rid of them. Nov 11 2002 | 04:22am, LearnAsIGoHomeowner They both have to be burnt off for 10-12 hours for the first time during the season. A quick test with a small wad of newspaper in a tin can or even a match will give you an idea of how much draw the unit has. Enough is enough! Ive had it looked at but no answer. I also have 2 90 degree elbows in the exhaust to get it to the back of the hearth and up the chimney.If your exhaust pipe diameter is too big then the gases flowing out will cool too quickly and not escape out but rather down back in to your house. Since it is odorless by itself, an artificial odor has been added to alert people of a leak. Purchased vented gas log fireplace. From what I understand, there should be no smell because the unit is enclosed behind glass and it vents directly through the chimney. So I often wonder if it’s making the paint off gas? I don’t know what we would do if had this inside house. It occurs in all gas burning appliances but is most noticeable with vent-free heaters in the absence of adequate fresh air. ran fine up until 3 years ago then started getting that oder from it giving headaches and burning eyes. Wondering if anyone has a similar Lennox or other type of stove with the same problem and can recommend a fix. Gas logs can also cause venting system problems, particularly in colder regions. So every year I burn both off using 12 hours of propane and then have to use them weekly just so when I want to use them for the occasional ambiance they wont smell. This fireplace was such a thing during the build and now to not be able to use it??? It does not vent up the chimney but out thru it with a vamp the cap outside. A few weeks ago we fired it up for first time in many months. Still stinks after installation. See what popular kitchen features made the list, Creative repurposing with an industrial edge defines the first home of an engaged couple in Salt Lake City, Long and lean and sleek to the core, these gas-burning fireplaces make a powerful contemporary statement, Simple Pleasures: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, How to Convert Your Wood-Burning Fireplace, What Really Makes Us Happy at Home? And it doesn't matter if we use it vented or not vented. … We have written a lot of articles lately on how to troubleshoot problems with your furnace, but today’s topic is a bit more serious. Clearly something is wrong with these units (or the gas itself?) Yeah that sucks. The smell is definitely natural gas - just like it smells like when you start up a gas stove top before the fire actually lights it. New gas fireplace logs typically have a break-in period during which they can smell strongly. We have burned it for several hours with the windows open, hoping the smell would burn off. Sure enough, the smell was gone. Fortunately, most gas fireplace issues require nothing more than a little troubleshooting. Does not matter whether the logs are in place or not. told me it was refractory smell and was nothing they could do about it. I took the advice of some on here and got onto my mantel and took a sniff. I have a vent free gas fireplace. Check the breaker box and reset any tripped breakers you run across. And I see people here are also being told that their logs might be the problem. After reading the instructions it said to you need to burn it for 12 hrs or so with windows open, to burn off manufacturing smells. Would love anyone’s thoughts! I wanted to switch because I was so tired of firewood and EVERYTHING that goes along with it from the labour, the smoke.. did I mention the labour?? I was inhaling natural gas and that’s why I had the symptoms. Try a traditional decorative feature, After 79 days of home cleaning, staging and — at last — selling, a mom comes away with a top must-do for her next abode. We wound up unhooking our (vents outside) fireplace from the propane tank, and just letting it be decorative. We just had a Napoleon unit installed and we have the same problem. I don't think we fully executed the "curing" process so we'll plan a day to open all the doors and windows, put our animals and kids somewhere safe and try to burn it out. Dusted off the stove before startup but still the strong, strong smell. Last year I had someone out to service it (basically just needed more patience as there was just a lot for air in the line) but since then we have been unable to run it without getting massive headaches from the smell. Try these suggested fixes to get your gas fireplace working normally again. This will go away after the first three or four hours of use and is not cause for concern. Absorb the Smell with Charcoal. I think paint should never be used on a mantel for this reason. Although you may think it smells like gas, chances are it is factory chemicals, including paint. Any suggestions to remedy the situation? It seems to me that good quality ceramic logs should be lasting longer than that. The smell isn't consistant: sometimes we have been able to burn the stove all day, others it was really bad right away. Someone above did say that the mantles that heat up may produce an off gas smell/sorta metal smell. We are talking 11 years already. To convert a wood burning fireplace to burn gas, you would first have a plumber run a gas line to the fireplace (to code) and then buy a proper burner system and gas logs. What a waste of $5k this stove has been over the years! If you have a wood burning fireplace that you want to convert to burn gas logs or other gas options, you can get everything you need online directly from Hansen Wholesale here: http://www.hansenwholesale.com/gas-logs/?source=https://www.houzz.com/discussions/home-and-garden-discussions-dsbr0-bd~. This is primarily because wood fireplace chimneys are not designed to handle the low-temperature, low-flow, high-moisture flue gases generated by a gas fire. It was not flat against the frame. It’s just been the last 3 or 4 years. had it serviced couple times since, they told us that smell was from a bad gasket. I also have a brick fireplace around the unit and painted it a few years back. went to get the gasket replaced, was told it was good from a different service provider, they came and looked at my fireplace tested for gas leak, was fine. I have Vermont majestic direct vent natural gas fireplace that came with the house I bought and is around 14 years old. Not a huge deal, but the ventless gas industry wants you to feel that you're being liberated of a burden by not having an exhaust vent. I'm dealing with the gas fireplace smell from a Lennox insert vented through the chimney on natural gas. Nothing outside the unit is getting hot (mantle, hearth, interior of old fire box are all cool to touch). But the odor gives us a headache so we run it with the flue completely open ..odor is gone but we get no heat out of it at all. But how then, if it is known that these ventless units contribute to the dagners outlines above, can they be considered safe for homes or even sold in stores? A ventless gas fireplace can create high levels of moisture that trigger the growth of mildew and other kinds of mold. Do not use portable flameless chemical heaters indoors. Why? The odor is particularly strong at the combustion unit of the furnace, where the little round window is where you can see the flame. Learn more. Let your fireplace completely cool before you light it again. For strong gas odor or situations that cause symptoms, exit your home or leave the area immediately. We have a gas fireplace with NO logs...it has these fake glass chunks or something in it. 1. It was installed about a year ago, the dealer and installer have checked everything they can check, so the stove was removed and tested at the shop... still made the same smell but only slightly. None of my friend's units have these odors. 24 hours later there is still a noticeable smell though not as bad. I just cannot understand this smell problem but it sure seems like it is a common one based on the comments. I’m going to share the picture too. He kept saying it wasn’t carbon monoxide to which I said I knew that- and have a monitor next to the fireplace for it already. Does your unit not have a metal mantle that attaches to the faceplate on the front? Since the beginning 3 weeks ago there has been a strong odor emitted from the fireplace. The salesman where I bought the unit told me it was the paint curing process and it would go away the next day. Does not seem to be dust in my mind because it seems so caustic! I think, (I'm my case) the smell is the heated mantel paint. These fireplaces can cause serious indoor air quality and moisture problems, particularly in airtight Canadian homes. We have a gas log fireplace in a home we are renting that has the exact same “melted wax” smell. Today, that Self-cleaning oven smell was so strong giving my wife and I a headache. I will never understand the concept of ventless fireplace. Just this week, a friend suggested that the problem might be the fake logs. The byproduct of burning Mercaptan is Sulfur Dioxide, which smells more like burnt matches mixed with rotten eggs. Same horrible smell once again! Since this is your retirement home, picture yourself hauling wood and cleaning out ashes when you're 80 years old and waiting for hip replacement surgery. Removing Fireplace Mold You may be able to remove mold on bricks with an antifungal cleanser like Foster 40-80, available at home improvement stores, and a stiff brush. The gas man came out when I reported the smell and he said the odor is normal a by-product of gas burning and I should run the fireplace with the flue closed. Very interesting thread I have a direct vent gas fireplace. BUT. We replaced the logs, and still the same thing, anyone have any ideas as to what our problem may be ? As well, if the fireplace is on an outside wall, there is a risk that the gas burners will not generate enough heat to create a good draft. I did get a slight headache but that could be due to me not sleeping good the night before. that guy ty Looking for simple controls for gas fireplace logs. Thanks so much Ed for responding as I know how long ago this was started. I heard Vermont went out of business. Dec 5 2019 | 03:59am, BV023381 We've had a ventless propane gas log fireplace for several years with no problems but this winter ive noticed that burning eye,headache kind of oder. Thanks DK &Sons, my propane stove is ducted directly thru the old chimney to the outside. These gas logs provide no real heat to the house and are essentially a waste of energy and money, as well as a potential source of pollutants, although they can provide an attractive fire. One way to keep your fireplace safe throughout the winter is by monitoring creosote buildup. What to AvoidA type of gas fireplace to avoid in Canadian housing-the vent-free gas fireplace-is available in the United States. One of these additives comes in the form of a rotten egg smell that's designed to alert users of gas leaks. Can't even seem to get in touch with Lennox because their web site seems to be structured only for Commercial sales. Had gas at my last house and used it morning and night, every day, from November to April. Gas technically has no smell, but additives are put in it to give it a skunk-like odor. It's a real head scratcher that's for sure. We built our home in early 2015. We just replaced our vent free gas logs with new (expensive) vent free gas logs and are still having this problem! Also went to the fireplace glass and surrounding vents.....no smell. I have a vent less fireplace, and also a small kitchen stove that run off of propane , We use these as back up when the electric is off. He then told me to run the fireplace on HI for 8 hours, which we did, same smell. The mantel outside of the heat source smelled fine, the mantel that gets direct heat had the smell. I have paid over $300 to have the dryers serviced, and the technicians can not find anything "mechanical" after servicing them. I wish now I had kept my old Jotol wood burning stove! However, the working mechanism of these devices exposes people in the vicinity to some dangers and health concerns. If you have a brand new fireplace, it is very common to smell odors coming from your fireplace during your first use. It's possible that is happening occasionally, leading to rust, leading to smell during use. An odor from your gas refrigerator can mean it could be leaking CO. I’ve never tried it witho the fake logs. If you smell an odor from your gas refrigerator have an expert service it. Could it be the glass door leaking past the seal? Sep 21 2020 | 06:15am, BV024499 Any suggestions??? The only conclusion is the fumes from the floors got trapped in the basement dryers somehow. Any help is much appreciated! Feb 23 | 10:10am. As the name implies, these units do not vent to the outdoors; all the combustion gases (including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and large amounts of water vapour) are released directly into the house. You should never be able to smell propane, that’s not safe, period. Open the gas valve if it’s closed to restore gas … We asked you to tell us your top kitchen amenities. Nov 11 2002 | 01:14pm, Curly I think that may be what is happening with me. Fireplace safety is crucial if you want to enjoy the warmth and charm your gas or wood fireplace provides. Gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning are rare but dangerous. That’s really interesting. Other things that can cause more persistent gas fireplace odors include: Pet hair, dander or dust; Scented candles; Wet paint If a wood fireplace chimney is not relined to accommodate these gases, the chances of flue gas condensation and chimney deterioration are high. Has anyone tried changing out the logs and/or the burner unit to see if that solved the bad/chemical smell when the fireplace is on?? Feb 23 | 08:37am, BV024500 The logs connect to a gas supply line at the side of the fireplace and run on either natural gas or propane. 8. When used, propane is released in vapor form from a container, and then burned as fuel for various uses. Now I'm back to a wood-burning fireplace and I think I've had three fires in the past year, despite a good supply of wood. Need to decide if I keep it as a non- functional decoration or replace it with a different companies insert. Be careful of vented natural gas fireplaces. Could there have been a change in the chemical makmakeup in todays propane? Mine does not seem to be "burning off." They are both producing a burnt smell when running, and it gets baked on to the clothes. The most common rotten smelling additive is Methyl Mercaptan. We have a Lennox stove and I bet I could reach the Pope easier than them!! LearnAsIGoHomeowner Typhoid fever. Learn about the common causes of gas fireplace odors and get tips for resolving this issue. I read somewhere else (possibly here on houzz) that the logs should be replaced approximately every 3 to 5 years. It did not. I'm glad I found this thread. Hard to describe other than it is very disturbing. But I didn't want to sink $$ into a new log/burner unit only to find it was still smelling due to something else (like mantle material or building adhesive) so I gave up. Maybe it is the sealant between the duct and the brick where it goes thru the old chimney, or maybe a bad seal in the glass. Can no longer turn it on without headaches and awful smell. Sadly ours doesn't have doors. I have a Lennox standalone gas stove that vents directly outside thru our old chimney. I have 2 gas dryers in my basement. My fireplace produces a strange smell when burned. Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness and causes fever, general aches and pains, headache, and weakness. Apparently its a somewhat common problem so someone should have an answer. Open any screens or doors in front of the fireplace opening. We're even considering converting it back to wood. I know some of these posts are old but I am wondering if anyone has found the solution to this problem. I had it replaced with new Vermont unit - dealer burned it for 24 hours at there shop. They are not approved for use in Canada. Gas leaks in fireplace logs are dangerous. Burned it for 24 plus hours in the summer with the windows opened. Do the same if you smell gas inside the home, and do not light any matches or lighters before the area has been ventilated. Started up the gas stove (Lennox) today after not using it for about 3-4 weeks. Similar issue to Alia Rodriques, having recently moved into an older home with a gas fireplace that’s probably 10+ years old. was installed in 2006 serviced and cleaned every year. I hope this helps. Terrible chemical odor...I am extremely frustrated & don't know where to turn! I know some of these post are old. Amazon? Any type of bend in the pipe will also slow the gases down allowing them to cool down faster and back down.The fireplace insert I am currently using was moved up from the basement with a 3" exhaust (where it worked fine) to the main floor where there is a 4" exhaust with 2 elbows. In my case it wasn’t carbon monoxide. It has been burned more than enough to cure the paint. Take off the glass and check the seal around it, if it’s coming loose or doesn’t look good, require your landlord to replace it. My vote is to buy a top-of-the-line direct vent gas fireplace and flip the switch anytime you feel a chill. Oct 27 2017 | 12:11am, Bettysh It’s interesting about the logs because we never had a smell problem the first 4 or 5 years we owned the stove. Ive had it since 2007 and its been smelling like that since and I use it every year for a few months. I find it strange that 2 different manufacturers produce the same smell, and this many years out too? About 2 weeks ago, the wood floors on the 2nd floor were refinished, including coats of polyurethane. When vent-less logs burn in a fireplace, natural gas additives burn along with the gas. fortunately Ours is on a indoor porch so we could close door to porch and let burn. They are starting chelation therapy to try and get rid of these poisons. Can you tell me where you ordered gas leak detector? Thanks for the help! Wikimedia Commons IT IS NOT PROPANE that we're smelling...it's more like when you first light a gas stove, but the smell doesn't disipate. ... Our fireplace also has an odor. A really tight house will vent poorly because there is no excess air to flow up the chimney. Under these conditions, the house can become a better chimney than the chimney itself (see "The house as a chimney"), disrupting the flame and drawing carbon monoxide and other combustion products back into the living area. All the while, my gas company is laughing all the way to the bank. 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