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What causes black soot on surrounding areas? They run on propane. This just started & haved been used for months.

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Soot is caused from an unclean fuel mixture. I would check for spiders or web in the orifice and burner(s) and clean out. Bugs love the smell of the chemicals mixed in the gas for detection purposes. Yes, you have to take it apart to service it. Not enough air is getting mixed to the burner for a clean burn. LP / propane may have a slight yellowish flame. Nat Gas burns blue.

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