What Do You Put In A Gas Fireplace

What Do You Put In A Gas Fireplace – Fire glass is as beautiful in an indoor fireplace as it is outside. See how to install fireproof glass to give your fireplace a new look.

Replacing logs or other filler material in your fireplace with modern and stylish fire glass is a very easy process. In just a few steps, you’ll completely transform the look of your fireplace and home with these beautiful fire-resistant glass crystals. Here’s how to install fire glass on your fireplace, along with a few easy-to-follow instructions to guide you through the installation process.

What Do You Put In A Gas Fireplace

What Do You Put In A Gas Fireplace

In just a few steps, you’ll completely transform the look of your fireplace and home with these beautiful fire-resistant glass crystals.

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Remove any misaligned logs or excess decorative material. Clean the fireplace with a wire brush to clean the walls of accumulated dirt. Meanwhile, if you want to achieve a clean look, you can also consider painting the walls with heat resistant paint. Don’t forget to do some research on the types of paint that are suitable for gas fireplace interiors.

If necessary, install a new burner. The type depends on the size and shape of the fireplace. The burner must be connected to the gas line inside the fireplace. Be sure to use natural gas, or consult your contractor if not.

Place the burner in the center of the fireplace and test it before adding any fire glass. If everything seems to be working, it’s safe to move on to the next step.

Using a bucket or pouring directly from a bag, pour the fire glass crystals into the fireplace, making sure to cover the entire floor.

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Wearing protective gloves, use your hands to gently shape your favorite fire glass. You want a smooth, flat surface or a few piles next to the burner.

And ready! Light the redesigned fireplace to enjoy a new atmosphere of light and color in your living room.

If you want to install fire pit glass outside in a fire pit or fire bowl, check out our other fire pit glass installation guides or learn more about installing fire glass on a gas burner.

What Do You Put In A Gas Fireplace

Natural gas burners are the most common type of burners in outdoor fire pits. See how to install fire glass over a burner. If you’ve always wanted the cozy glow of a fireplace, but not the hassles of a wood-burning fireplace, a gas fireplace may be just the choice for you. Gas logs provide all the ambiance and warmth of a real wood burning fireplace.

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We’ll discuss how gas logs work and take a look at the two types of gas logs available to help you better understand your options before making a purchase decision.

Gas logs are artificial logs that sit inside an existing fireplace. Although they look like real wood, gas logs are usually made of ceramic, which allows them to withstand high temperatures. They can be shaped to look like any type of wood, from beautiful oaks to rustic sassafras and beach driftwood.

Gas logs come in vented and vented options. As the name suggests, vented gas logs vent your chimney, while unvented or non-vented gas logs require no chimney or flue and emit heat and (minimal) flue gas into the room.

Most gas logs are designed to enhance the aesthetics of gas fireplaces, not for heat. Although gas logs produce some heat, it is not at the level of a built-in gas fireplace or gas insert. Like their real wood counterparts, most of the heat produced by gas logs escapes through the chimney. However, compared to built-in gas fireplaces or gas inserts, gas burners are much cheaper and can be an attractive option for those on a tight budget.

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There are many advantages to using a gas fireplace over a wood burning fireplace. These include:

For more information on gas log safety, see our related post: Are Gas Logs Safe and Effective?

Gas logs come in two different fuel types: liquid propane and natural gas. Liquid propane logs burn at a much hotter temperature than natural gas logs, but require a liquid propane tank to operate. Natural gas logs, on the other hand, run on a natural gas line, making them the choice for many homeowners who rely on natural gas appliances.

What Do You Put In A Gas Fireplace

There are two different styles of gas logs: vented and vented. The type of log you need depends on many factors, including appearance, efficiency, and whether or not you have a fireplace.

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When it comes to a realistic-looking fire, vented gas logs are your best bet. They produce a large yellow flame that looks like something you’d see in a wood-burning fireplace. Additionally, vented gas logs can be installed in an existing fireplace, making it easy for those looking to switch from traditional wood-burning fireplaces.

Like a wood-burning fireplace, vented gas logs produce carbon monoxide – so they must work with an open chimney or flue damper to properly vent the smoke. The downside is that these types of gas burners are not as efficient as their non-vented counterparts because most of the heat escapes. Also, vented gas logs require more fuel to operate than non-vented gas logs, so they may not be the best choice for you if you’re looking to save energy.

Pros: Vented gas logs look more realistic than non-vented logs, making them ideal for those who care about the environment.

Although vented gas registers are generally more expensive than vented gas registers, they distribute heat more efficiently throughout the room. Because you don’t rely on vents to work, ventless logs are much better at keeping heat where it belongs: inside your home. They also don’t use as much fuel as vented gas logs.

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Ventless gas logs don’t require a working chimney to install, making them ideal for old fireboxes that you don’t know what to do with, or new builds. All you need is a gas line and you’re good to go.

Disadvantage of non-vented gas logs? They don’t look as good as vented logs, but if you value efficiency over looks, that may not be an issue. Also, if your room is well sealed and insulated, moisture can collect and cause condensation – but if you live in a dry area, a little humidity can be perfect!

One last thing to remember about ventless gas logs is that unless they are 10,000 BTUs or less, they cannot be installed in a bedroom. If you want to add warmth to your room, consider a fanless heater.

What Do You Put In A Gas Fireplace

Advantages: Unvented gas logs are more efficient and use less fuel than vented gas logs. They don’t even need a working chimney to work.

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Because gas logs are primarily designed for aesthetic purposes, they come in a variety of styles. The most popular ones include:

Gas logs also come in clean (freshly cut) or charred options, while others come in solid or split designs.

Gas logs are usually made of ceramic, which allows them to withstand very high temperatures. Log sets using cement logs will appear over time. Depending on use, they begin to lose their appearance after 2-3 years.

With proper care, a set of ventilated ceramic logs can last a long time, in some cases 10 years or more. A well-maintained non-vented log made of the same material can also last a long time, but with heavy use it will wear out after 3-5 years.

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A gas fireplace system must be installed by a qualified gas appliance technician to install gas logs. Once this is done, you can install the gas valves yourself by following the step-by-step instructions provided. Be sure to wear gloves when handling logs, as they can cause skin irritation.

Locate the gas pipe, which is usually located near the fire. Most log kits place the gas supply on the rear right side of the burner system.

If the system uses a safety pilot assembly, install it between the burner and the gas line. Make sure connections are tight and secure to last a season of use.

What Do You Put In A Gas Fireplace

Use duct tape or masking tape to seal all non-combustible connections. When in doubt, use too much tape, not too little.

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If you don’t have a leak detector, a low-tech solution might be to apply soapy water to the gas lines and connections. If there are no bubbles, the gas pipe is properly sealed.

At Total Home Supply, every gas log we carry comes with its own special instructions. Follow all instructions carefully to keep yourself and your home safe. If you have any questions about our gas registers or other heating products, please contact us. We are ready to help you find a warm and comfortable home.

Mickey is a residential heating and air conditioning expert with over 15 years of experience.

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