Q&A Electrical smell

QandA Posted By QandA, Nov 29, 2007 at 4:35 AM

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    Nov 27, 2012

    Re: electrical smell We recently purchased a home with a zero clearance wood burning fireplace.I have to admit that I don't really know much about these units. We have had our first fire in the fireplace and there is an odor much like that with an electric convection heater.Is this normal? I am used to the old masonry fireplaces.


    Depends. If the unit is new this will always happen. If it has not been used in a long while, the dust inside the convection jacket will smell.
    However, after the initial firings it should not smell. If it continues have it checked by a certified sweep or installer.
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