How do I get this fixed?

meh

New Member
Jan 7, 2021
3
NJ
Hey All,

The other day I was out in my yard and noticed that my gas fireplace vent has melted the soffits on my overhang. Based on the picture I measured out approximately a 20" clearance. Not sure how long this has been happening for as its the first time I've seen this. I have a Majestic Pearl II Peninsula gas fireplace. Any suggestions on how I go about fixing this? Thanks in advance.

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DAKSY

Patriot Guard Ride Captain PGRNY R5
Staff member
Check the install manual...
The overhead clearance to vinyl soffiting is 30 inches,
according to the install manual.
Pic is below

1. If the siding is vinyl, you need a vinyl siding standoff.
It will bring the cap further out from the wall.
2. you can have somebody fabricate an upper heat shield for the cap,
which will direct the heat further out.
# you need to open the air-shutter more, if you can.
That will minimize the sooting on your siding & soffit.

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meh

New Member
Jan 7, 2021
3
NJ
Thanks for your feedback! I really appreciate it.

1. If the siding is vinyl, you need a vinyl siding standoff.
It will bring the cap further out from the wall. - the siding is hardiplank and doesn't look like that is damaged or warped


2. you can have somebody fabricate an upper heat shield for the cap,
which will direct the heat further out. - i'll look into this

# you need to open the air-shutter more, if you can.
That will minimize the sooting on your siding & soffit. - do you mean the air shutter on the vent box? sorry, i don't know about these things so apologies for silly questions.
 

DAKSY

Patriot Guard Ride Captain PGRNY R5
Staff member
This is directly from your manual. See if you can make sense of it & follow the instructions. Any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. That's why I'm here...
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