This week I inspected a home with a vent free fireplace. They’re common in Central Mississippi. After lighting the log set my nose picked up a distinct odor. It smelled like a mix of burning dust and a kerosene lamp. The seller
Safety is the critical factor here. It’s vitally important CSST, like other potentially conductive systems — including rigid black pipe — be properly bonded to the structure’s grounding network.
Now that we are slowly getting into the heating season, you (and your family and friends) will be using natural and propane gas appliances more often. If you should smell gas, here’s a handy (and safe) method of locating the fittings or joints that might be the problem.