I installed one of these last year with no problem. We used it daily for
awhile last winter. We'd leave it on for days at a time.
I started it up this year and it immediately stated building up soot on the
I took it apart and cleaned it. Does anyone know how I can determine if it's
safe to use or do I need to call someone?
It started putting out soot, because it was dirty to begin with. You do need to
clean them quite often. We use ours on a daily basis this time of year and I
clean it once a week. I use a vacuum and and also canned air. I use the canned
air on the thermal couple. I use the vacuum to clean the logs and the fire place
itself. Dust does a number on these.
Hope this helps.
Thanks...I'll give it a shot. This one is extremely simple. I think I paid
about $30 plus shipping. There is no thermocouple, thermostat or pilot
light. It's just a tube with holes in it attached to the gas pipe. Nothing
to adjust at all. I think I'll replace the flexible gas line while I've got
it cleaned up.
I did not realize which you had. That pipe gets dust in it and needs to be blown
out every so often. I blow mine out gas pipe out at the end of the heating
season and the beginning. I may get done once or twice during the heating system
also. I always take the vacuum to it once a week. It does not take much dust in
it either to create soot. Had to repaint the living room because of this.
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