Re: Natural Gas Fireplace
Posted by Dee Bolster on 12/04/05
I'm sorry David...i don't know where you get your information, but
natural gas is very toxic, deadly in fact to both humans and
animals. I do agree with having a CO monitor, if it's a good
brand that TRULY detects it.
On 12/04/05, David wrote:
> On 12/04/05, David wrote: Amy, Natural gas by itself is non-
> toxic. Incomplete combustion is what creates carbon-monoxide
> which is very toxic. As long as the flame is more blue than
> yellow and there is no indication of soot forming on the "logs"
> you should not have any problems. If you want to be sure of
> detecting problems before they become a hazard I would install a
> carbon monoxide detector in the room with the fireplace.
>> On 12/04/05, Dee Bolster wrote:
>>> Hi Amy:
>>> I'm sure opinions vary, but I use a natural gas fireplace in
>>> my den. Most of my pet parrots are in there with me. I
>>> have a circulating cieling fan, am careful to light it
>>> quickly, keep doors closed and shut off gasline and allow
>>> pilot to go out on it's own each night. I've not
>>> experienced a single problem, but as with anything of this
>>> nature, use with extra caution and under supervision only.
>>> On 12/04/05, Amy wrote:
>>>> I have a natural gas fireplace that has glass enclosure
>>>> doors and a chimney. Is it safe to use in a house with
>>>> birds, if I keep the doors closed? Any help would be
>>>> appreciated. Thanks!