natural gas heat source


Old 10-28-13, 11:14 AM
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natural gas heat source

My wife and I have a 10,000 BTU natural gas heater in our master bath, which we added to our home. It gives off a smell when just the pilot light is lit only.
We are looking into another heater. I would like to stay with the natural gas since it is already run to the bath.
Does a natural gas RADIENT heater give off a smell when in idle position?
Is there any natural gas heaters that will work in this situation?
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Old 10-28-13, 12:10 PM
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Is this heater vented?
Code in this area will not allow a gas heater in a bathroom or bedroom.
Electric only.
Old 10-28-13, 01:25 PM
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Leave the pilot turned off until it has been inspected by a xcompetent repairman.

You might have a gas leak. Far more dangterous, you could easily have a pilot burner producing carbon monoxide, which can be very dangerous in a small, confined room.

As a gas company repairman, from time to time I found people sick with carbon monoxide poisoning in an apartment with a dirty gas range pilot burner making carbon monoxide.

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