How can I clean a gas fire?

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Offline Geezer

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How can I clean a gas fire?
« on: 28/02/2010 03:21:57 »
We have a artificial log gas fire that runs on propane. The fire is enclosed behind glass panels. Unfortunately, a nasty layer of light grey material precipitates onto the glass. It's extremely difficult to remove. Recently I've given up because I'm afraid I'll damage the glass.

What might the precipitate be? Is it some kind of carbide perhaps?

Any suggestions about how best to remove it?

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How can I clean a gas fire?
« Reply #1 on: 28/02/2010 10:46:57 »
May be worth noting that your propane is not 100% propane: it has smelly stuff added ...

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An odorant such as ethanethiol or thiophene is added so that people can easily smell the gas in case of a leak.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propane


BTW Déjà vu ...

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanethiol

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