I have some NON Vented Gas Logs that are in need of replacing. My
girlfriend doesn't like to use them because of the odor when they
burn. I grew up with this and while I don't find it pleasant, I can
ignore it. I was wondering if I got VENTED Gas Logs if it would make
a difference in the smell or would this be like using the NON Vented
logs I have now and just cracking a window. I rented a cabin for the
week and they had gas logs that didn't produce an odor. Nothing said
to crack a window so I don't think they were VENTED but I don't know.
Could there be a problem with my logs and that is why they smell? I've
only ever seen 2 - mine that smells and the one in the cabin that did
I have no idea what kind of gas mine uses. It is in a tank that is
filled a few times a year. Due to the remoteness of the cabin I
stayed at, I'm guessing they also used a tank and did not have gas
piped to the place.
I know non vented are more efficient but I don't know how much more.
Is there REALLY a difference? Like if I have my tank filled 3 times
a year with VENTED logs could I get by with having it filled twice a
year with non vented? If it comes down to efficiency verses no
smell, I'd rather have no smell. However, I don't like the idea of
having to crack a window every time I use the logs. And what if I
Can anyone give me advice with this? Is the smell due to vented vs
non vented? The type of gas I use? Or is there something wrong
with the logs I have? In fact, over the past few weeks my logs have
been cutting off and then just stopped working. But if I can replace
them with something that doesn't smell I'd like to do that.
All advice is appreciated. Advice from people with knowledge AND gas
logs is really appreciated. Please help. The only thing colder then
my hearth is my GF until I fix this problem.