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    Gas Log Question

    I'm planning on installing a gas fireplace log in to a Superior wood fireplace that is prepped for a gas log. I would like to get some heat out of the fireplace and I read that a vent-free unit would do that. But vent free supposedly produces an odor. My fireplace has a capability of bringing in outside air thru a vent controlled by a push/pull lever by the left side of the glass window. Will having this vent open help prevent the odor and make the fireplace more efficient?

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    You have a vented fireplace, why not a non vent free logset?

    Vent "free" just means the products of combustion including copious moisture are vented into the living space....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Madera View Post
    You have a vented fireplace, why not a non vent free logset?

    Vent "free" just means the products of combustion including copious moisture are vented into the living space....
    Yes, I know a vented unit would be the logical way to go. But never having had a gas log before I thought the heat would just all go to the flue while my understanding is as vent free unit would give out heat (with the flue damper closed). That is why I am asking the experts.

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    Vent free is a euphemism for “my house is a chimney.”
    Do you heat your garage by running the car in it?

    In case I’ve been too subtle, I disapprove of ventless heaters.
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