My mother had a fire installed August 2007. Early in 2008
it wouldn't light so a Baxi engineer came out and knew
exactly what the problem was, ie soot clogging the inlet pipe.
Removing the 'coals' to hoover up the soot sorted the
problem out. Since then my mother has cleaned the fire
herself several times and the frequency is increasing - three
times in the last 2 months.
Sounds like the wrong gas/air mix causing soot to be produced.
Some of these fires do run with a slightly air starved flame to give an
attractive yellow tipped flame but soot should not be forming in the burner.
may be way off ball not knowing to much about gas but I have a "Real flame"
gas fire and had a similar problem .Mine was fitted in place of a coal fire
which had not been used for years.
It turned out the fitters (corgi approved ) neglected to have the chimney
swept prior to fitting and the soot was actually falling down the chimney.
"Colin Jackson" <cojack6ATbtinternetDOTcom> wrote in message
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