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Question DetailsAsked on 1/21/2016

Who should fix gas fireplace for a gas odor

There is an odor f if we try to use our gas fireplace, not sure if it it gas

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If it smells like natural gas odorant, probably is - might be a leaking shutoff valve, a leaking pipe joint, or possibly (if this is after starting rather than before) you are just getting a burst of gas smell fro the fireplace as the initial "poof" of gas ignites and is not cleanly burned. Of course, if a sealed unit gas fireplace you should not be smelling gas at all even then.


Depends on area - in a few eastern states and sporadic east of the Mississippi midwest area, Gas Fitters do this. In others Plumbers (for gas leaks). In most Heating and A/C contractors and specialty Gas and Wood Stove sales/repair places.


Since you do not know if it is a gasline leak or a gas fireplace issue, I would go with either a specialty gas stove place (not an AL category), or a Heating and A/C contractor who does repairs on gas fireplaces.


And I would not use it again till fixed, and turn off the gas valve leading to it (usually right at the start of a flex tubing leading into the unit) - and if it has openable doors, leave them open to vent any gas building up in there.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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