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We have propane fire place an recently when we use it it is getting a black suit all over the fire place. my step dad thinks it is not burning hot enough but we dont know what the problem is.

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Vacuum up all the ash and clean up around the burner specially where the holes are at from the wall. it needs fresh air for the gas to burn properly. your step just had to take another step cuz he was on the right path LOL

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Thanks for your Question,
Black soot is the by product of incomplete combustion, with Propane you will get alot more soot than with Natural gas, you need to look at how the flame are hitting your log set, if you have alot of soot on them you will need to reposition them as to not let the flame impinge on them causing the sooting affect, you will also need to check the burner for any type of blockage on them, clear off any thing that is on them, also you will need to check your venting for any blockage, I would also recommened you use a product called (rutland white off) it is a fantastic cleaner for fireplace glass, please do not use windex or cleaners of that type as they will cause a rainbow affect on the glass after heating to a certian point, hope this was helpful to ya, please rate this and let us know how we did, thanks again,
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