Ventless fireplace - multiple issues
I have a ventless fireplace in my condo that has never worked quite right from the day we moved in. There are many issues, and after paying a technician to come out two different times, I am sick of dumping money into it. I want to get figured out what is going on, so maybe if a tech needs to come out again, I can give some "direction".
First, it makes a horrible smell. I have tried to open the doors and windows, but it really doesn't go away. Second, I have a combo carbon monoxide/smoke detector that always goes off when I turn on the fireplace. Only the smoke side goes off though. Third, after running for about 10 minutes it shuts itself off, including the pilot light. Finally, the pilot light is about 4 inches high. Maybe that is normal because it is mostly blue with only a spot of yellow at the top, I have just never seen one that high.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks