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Gas Log Burners Only

Replacing a burner can be a hassle, but not when you shop from our extensive selection of gas log burners without gas logs. We have burners without logs to fit any fireplace and accommodate whatever gas logs you might already have. You don't have to get stuck with logs you don't want or need, select the perfect gas log burner only for your home and get the fireplace you want.
By Hadley from Atlanta on November 16, 2012
What type of burner do I need for vent-free gas logs? I would assume a vent-free burner but you don't seem to carry such thing.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 16, 2012

Answer:
We do indeed carry vent free burners, however they cannot be purchased without the log set. This is due to safety issues that can arise if incompatible logs and burners are used together.

By Don from Everett, WA on February 17, 2013
I have a Country free-standing wood burning stove, medium size. Can I convert this to gas?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on February 18, 2013

Answer:
Some customers have successfully converted their wood burning stoves to gas units. However, it can prove to be difficult. Things to consider prior to such a conversion are the need to remove the stove door (as a gas set cannot be operated with the door closed), the need to drill through and reseal the stove body for gas connection, and the potentially small size of the allowed gas log set (due to the normally narrow nature of wood burners).

By Mike from Atlanta, GA on November 13, 2013
I just bought a house and the people who sold it to us had put in gas logs, but it appears they put the gas logs on top of a burn bar. Can I burn wood using this burn bar? The fireplace is a masonry fireplace made for burning wood. I want to make sure that we are safe burning wood on top of this gas bar. Can you give any helpful insight or suggestions?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 13, 2013

Answer:
Per your attached photos, the installed burner is actually a proper gas log burner pan. It appears to have a steel support pan and aluminized tubing for the burner. Normally, the pan would be filled with sand or vermiculite to give a realistic flame pattern.

Log lighters will be made from heavy iron or steel pipe and will not have a pan below them. If you plan on burning wood in the fireplace, I recommend removing the pan and installing a proper lighter, such as the Dante Combination Log Lighter & Universal Mixer - 17" - Natural Gas. This lighter will be able to deal with the high temperatures of a wood fire and the caustic ashes that result.

By Ira on November 9, 2012
We have a lot of no-burn days here in San Francisco. I want to install a gas log burner in my wood burning fireplace without the gas logs so I can use it to warm our living room on no burn days and use the fireplace to burn wood on other days. Will a wood fire eventually destroy the gas burning pipe?
on November 9, 2012

Answer:
While the gas burner pipe itself will not be damaged by burning wood, the remaining parts of the burner assembly itself will indeed be damaged. The burner pan will warp over time and the sand that has to be added to the burner pan for proper operation will be contaminated after one use. The best option I can recommend would be to use a log lighter such as this product: Log Lighter This item is designed to be light wood logs, as well as be utilized as an independent burner. Ash and heat will not harm it over time and this model has proven to be very popular. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

By Vanessa on November 9, 2012
What type of burner would I need for my fireplace? I have a screen and a glass door in front of it. My logs are a size 18" Real-Fyre. I live in a double-wide.
on November 9, 2012

Answer:
The type of burner needed will depend directly on the model of logs that you currently have. Most 18" vented Real Fyre logs can work with the G45 burner system, however vent-free logs require the same type of vent-free burner system that they originally came with. Do you happen to know the model number or name of the logs that you have?

By Greg on November 9, 2012
I have a gas log set that I really like, as it is, but want to get a vent-free burner. Can I buy a Peterson G-series vent-free burner as a stand-alone item, or must I buy the burner and log set as a unit?
on November 9, 2012

Answer:
Unfortunately, all of Peterson's vent-free burners are very log specific. You have to use the Peterson vent-free log set with the correct Peterson vent-free burner or risk allowing the gasses not to completely combust, filling your home with harmful gasses. I hope this was helpful to you. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

By Jeff on November 9, 2012
Can you tell me the difference between a PB and a G4 burner?
on November 9, 2012

Answer:
G4 burners are primarily used in combination with a grate and log assembly. PB burners are truly pan burners and are used as glass burners without a grate and log set.

By Veronica on November 9, 2012
Can you put real wood on a natural gas burner for vented fireplace?
on November 9, 2012

Answer:
Unfortunately, no, you cannot use real wood on a gas log burner. However, you may absolutely install a natural gas log lighter into your wood burning fireplace. As their name suggests, our log lighters make lighting a wood fire much simpler. Keep in mind, though, that they are not intended to be used as the sole heat source in a fireplace. Please follow the below link to view one of the log lighters in our collection. Log Lighter.

By George from St. Louis, MO. on January 13, 2013
Can your gas fireplace burners be installed into a vented fireplace that has the gas line input on the left side of the fireplace?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on January 14, 2013

Answer:
Indeed, they can. Our Peterson burner assemblies offer a cap on the left side that can be swapped with the gas inlet on the right. Adding a control valve to the burner assembly can however increase the difficulty of this modification.

By Robert from Johns Creek, GA on March 5, 2013
I believe the logs I have are the 20" Golden Oak ( see attached Photo). The EPK-1N is defective and I want to replace it with your SPK-26N. Is the SPK-26N compatible and usable with either the 20" Post Oak or the 20" Golden Oak?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 5, 2013

Answer:
Your G45-20 burner can indeed utilize an SPK-26N in place of the EPK-1. Please see it on our website below:

Real Fyre SPK-26 Safety Pilot Kit for Natural Gas Logs

By Patrick from Pall Mall, TN on May 1, 2014
I am looking to replace my martin industries gas log (propane ventless 24 inch see thru) Do you have anyting that I can keep the old logs and still have new brner ?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 1, 2014

Answer:
Unfortunately, no. Because vent free systems are designed, engineered, and certified as complete assemblies, they are only sold as a matching log and burner set.

By Lane from Washington, DC on June 28, 2013
What is the smallest ventless gas burner system?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on June 28, 2013

Answer:
Our smallest vent-free option would be a reduced-depth coal burner, such as this:

Rasmussen Vent-Free Natural Gas Burner with Realistic Coals - 13" - C9A-SE-N

For log sets, here is the smallest we offer:

Real Fyre 16" Valley Oak Ventless Natural Gas Logs Set with Safety Pilot Kit

Please note that those items linked are for natural gas only, and vent-free appliances cannot be field-converted. We also offer them for use with propane, if needed.

By srinivasan ramachandran from Bridgewater, NJ on December 1, 2012
I'm planning to replace a Real Fyre G4 Vented Natural Gas Log Burner. How do I measure the current size (12'',16',18', etc.)?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 3, 2012

Answer:
Generally, the width of the front log determines the size of the log set you currently have. Another way to measure the width is to check the length of the burner pipe from end to end, outside the burner pan itself.

By john from Atlanta on November 4, 2012
I need a 24 inch ventless burner only.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 5, 2012

Answer:
We are sorry, but we do not sell ventless gas log burners by themselves, only vented.

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