Gas logs provide the warmth and ambiance of an open fireplace, without all the trouble of toting in
firewood, struggling to light the wood and cleaning out ashes. Just like you wouldn't try and heat your home with a wood fire, gas logs won't do the job
either. But they look pretty awesome and will save you hours of work and
CHIMNEY REQUIREMENTS:VENTED GAS LOGS must be installed into a functioning, wood burning fireplace with a lined chimney. If they are not properly vented, logs will produce soot and dangerous fumes. The minimum chimney size is 8" round, but the chimney area must be suitably sized for the fireplace opening so that it drafts properly. Sooting or smoking are symptoms of a fireplace that is not drafting properly. If there is a fireplace damper, it must be removed or permanently clamped open when the gas logs are installed.
Check local building codes for further details and requirements prior to purchase because there are some communities that prohibit the use of decorative gas logs.
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