I searched the archives, and found some good discussion, but not the answer to my question. I inspected a new construction home today, and the gas fireplace in the living room vented straight through the wall, out to a patio area. The vent is only a few feet off the ground, and a few feet from the living room windows. I only had it on for a short time, and the vent outside got extremely hot. My questions are, is this proper venting due to the safety hazard of the hot vent (ie. children touching it), will it damage the siding over time, and is there a CO2 danger with this thing venting that close to an interior window? I couldn’t find installation directions on the Lenox website. Any input would be greatly appreciated, any diagrams or code reference would be even better!