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  1. #1
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    Oct 2011
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    cedar ridge vent free firplace smell

    I purchased this unit at lowes and have installed it it seems to have a bad gas smell I have checked every connection and there are no leaks is this normal I hope not

  2. #2
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    Aug 2004
    S.E. Pa
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    Ventfree are notorious for persistent odors. If this is a logset installed into an existing fireplace, it should have had a Level II inspection prior to installation. A qualified hearth pro should have installed it and ensured you meet the stated clearances to combustibles. A hearth pro should have sized it to your room based upon your climatic zone, construction, room size and makeup air requirements and the IRC.

    Get it checked out by a Pro before you burn it. Have them conduct combustion analysis along with the gas leak check.

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