Do you need to open the flue with a gas fireplace?
“Fully Vented” gas logs must be burned in a fireplace that is capable of burning real wood and must be burned with the damper open. The reason for this is that they do not burn the gas cleanly and create exhaust that is very similar to burning a real wood fire. This exhaust needs to be able to go up the chimney.
How do I arrange my gas fireplace logs?
How to Arrange Gas Logs
- Place the largest ceramic logs on the bottom to serve as the foundation for the fire.
- Leave 2 inches (5 centimeters) between logs.
- Make sure none of the logs is blocking the gas flow.
- Arrange smaller logs on top of the foundation logs.
How many hours can you run a gas fireplace?
In general, you should not run an unvented fireplace for more than three hours at a time. If you are using natural gas, you can usually run your fireplace for up to four hours before needing to refuel. If you are using propane, the limit is typically two hours.
Can I install gas logs myself?
You should not install gas logs on your own because gas log installation involves obtaining an installation permit and getting a post-installation inspection from a town or city inspector.
Should gas fireplace logs turn black?
Soot on vented gas logs is nothing to worry about. It is a natural occurrence when the yellowish flames of a gas log impinge on a rough surface. Some people like the look, some don’t. If you don’t, we suggest that you VERY CAREFULLY take the logs outside and brush the soot off with a whisk broom.
Can I use vent-free gas logs in a vented fireplace?
You can use ventless logs in a vented fireplace. If you do use a vent-free logs, you won’t have to open the damper since these logs don’t require venting. Even though the chimney can remain closed, you will still lose some of the efficiency and heat from using this type of set in a vented fireplace.