paint smell when gas logs are lit

ajwiredNovember 16, 2008

Hi, I have ventless gas logs and when our gas logs are lit, the heat goes out and up and it seems to be hitting the mantel above which is painted. Our gas logs are fairly new, but it is putting off the smell of paint when it is heated. I wonder if over time this gets better or if anyone has experienced this or not. Any thoughts? Would it be better to install a wood mantel that is maybe stained instead?



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We had the same issue - and it's dangerous! Both because of the odor/fumes and because your mantle is combustible and is getting very hot...

We remedied the situation by installing a hood just below the mantle. Now we don't get the paint smell and the mantle stays cool. We got ours from Northline Express and I've included a link here for you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fireplace Canopy Hood

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 10:13AM
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