My wife installed a direct vent propane fireplace.
After 15 minutes of very nice and warm use, the air in the room takes on a
noticeable smell of fumes or whatever. The fireplace guy I hired to check
it out says it was a great installation and that the smell is from it being
new, the fire is burning the factory oil or whatever off and that's what we
I say it has to be more than that if I am into my 15th use of the
I turn it off when it gets that stinky. I don't get headaches but I seem to
get drowsy. Any ideas?
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Get a carbon monoxide detector to see what the fumes are or are not.
You can buy a basic UL approved one for under $20 at Walmart. If it's
not CO, you're ok and your fireplace jest has that new burnt finish
smell (call the manufacturer).
If it is CO, it can kill you without your feeling any side effects.
So many deaths have occured in Colorado (scarily, CO!), CO
detectors are now required by law.
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