logs were designed back in the 1950's as a means of having a beautiful
fire in 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 cleanup. If you have to buy firewood yet have natural gas service
to your home, you'll likely find out that gas is actually less expensive
than buying firewood!
These are VENTED GAS
LOGS and must be installed only into a functioning, wood burning
fireplace with a lined chimney. Vented gas logs produce soot and
dangerous fumes and must be properly vented. Minimum chimney size is 8"
round, but the chimney area must be suitably sized for the fireplace
opening. If your fireplace does not draft properly, suffers from sooting
or smoking problems then it is not safe to install gas logs until these
chimney performance issues are remedied!
Your fireplace damper, if one exists, must be removed or permanently
clamped open upon installation; therefore we recommend installation of
glass fireplace doors to help prevent heat loss when the gas logs are
not in operation. VENTED GAS LOGS are a decorative product and are not
designed to provide substantial heat. Check local building codes for
further details and requirements prior to purchase - installation of
decorative gas logs are not approved in a few communities.