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Old 10-27-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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If I can add my question here...

My 2006 home has a wood burning fire place. It also has a gas line with a gas burner and manual flue above it.
I am told that gas burner is just an igniter for the wood. Not to be used continuously

Picture below. What are my option to convert it? I don't want a messy wood burning fire place. (I know many want wood burning, but not me...)


https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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If I can add my question here...

My 2006 home has a wood burning fire place. It also has a gas line with a gas burner and manual flue above it.
I am told that gas burner is just an igniter for the wood. Not to be used continuously

Picture below. What are my option to convert it? I don't want a messy wood burning fire place. (I know many want wood burning, but not me...)


https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

A wood burning chimney will support gas logs. The gas log set will typically come with the appropriate gas burner. So a set of vented gas logs with installation should be all you need. Make sure the log burner you buy matches your gas type - Natural or Propane. You should also have a mechanism for keeping the flue cracked open a bit to support the pilot light burn.


Frank
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:55 AM
 
Location: NC
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Thanks.
Noob question... the current wood burning fire place I have... (picture link here https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink)

Aside read wood, can I use those duraflame kind of logs?. I am concerned about that gas line there...
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Cary
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You should also have a mechanism for keeping the flue cracked open a bit to support the pilot light burn.


Frank
I think I'd spend the money to get a circuit there for an electronic pilotless ignition. Keeping the flue slightly open seems like it would make for a drafty fireplace when not in use.
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