Why is your gas fireplace smoking?

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A fireplace that is back drafting is reacting to a negative pressure being created inside the home by a clothes dryer or leaky furnace supply duct, bath vent or laundry went, water heater or furnace, all of these devices expel indoor air which under certain circumstances will create a negative pressure where the combustion make up air is being supplied by any means possible, this may be the fireplace. Try turning of the dryer or heater or any thing else that expels indoor air and see if it changes, open a window nearby to see if it matters. if not you need to have it inspected by a chimney sweep.
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