I have sold my house with a vent free gas log. The inspector says we
need a device on the damper to keep it open about 1/4-1/2". He says
it is something like a small c clamp.
Is anyone familiar with such a device? I can't find one on the
Internet. Maybe I can just get a small c clamp.
You say you have sold the house: so the problem
(if there is one) is not your business but must be
solved by the new owner.
Most jurisdictions have a building code that includes
provision for ventilation (that apply only to newly
built houses and is not retroactive) and a fire safety
code (that may be retroactive i.e. apply to all
structures whenever built.)
You will easily find such a thing at your local fireplace store. Its
called a "damper clamp" and if you search for that (and skip the
motorcycle hits), you'll find one. Or try searching at
The problem you really have is the definition of "vent free." You
and the inspector don't agree. The buyer can possibly waive his
"finding" or you have to fix it.
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