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My spa is kicking out black soot for black of a better word what is causing that

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SOURCE: natural gas heater

Stop burning candles

Posted on Apr 15, 2013


Al Clark

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SOURCE: The gas company red flagged my water heater

A properly adjusted gas burner does not produce soot. your burner is defective. call a plumber to get it serviced or replaced.

Posted on Nov 18, 2014

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