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      Pilot Types Explained:
    • Electronic Remote Pilot – (Vented & Vent Free) This control type will include a remote and have a non-standing pilot that will ignite when activated by the remote, allowing gas flow to the main burner. With vented sets, the flame height will be fixed. With ventless sets, the remote will also allow you to adjust flame height.
    • No Pilot – Match light – (Vented Only) This will not feature a valve and will only be available with vented natural gas log sets. This option is not available with any ventless log set or any propane set. The burner will be lit with a match and the gas flow/flame height will be controlled with a previously installed manual ball or gas valve in the fireplace. Typically, this valve is located outside of the fireplace opening on the floor or wall.
    • On/Off Remote Pilot – (Vented & Vent Free) This pilot kit will feature a standing pilot that will have to be lit manually. The optional wall switch, On/Off or On/Off thermostatic remote will ignite the burner only. The flame height may be adjusted manually with the valve control knob, but not with the optional remote.
    • Safety Pilot – (Vented & Vent Free) This is the most basic safety valve available for vented propane log sets but is also available with vented natural gas log sets. The pilot is lit manually using either a match or long stem butane lighter via the valve control knob. After a few seconds, the pilot flame contact with the thermocouple will allow gas flow to the main burner. If the pilot flame is extinguished for any reason, gas flow to the main burner will cease, preventing the open flow of gas into your home (this will be the case with any pilot kit, with the exception of the natural gas match lit option).
    • Variable Flame Remote Pilot – (Vented & Vent Free) With vented log sets, this pilot kit will feature a standing pilot that will have to be lit manually. The optional Variable Wall Switch will turn on the flame and adjust the height up and down. The optional Basic Variable Remote will turn the unit on and off as well as adjust the flame height up and down, while the Deluxe Variable Remote will add thermostatic control. With ventless log sets, your results may show both standing and non-standing pilot kits. Either option will include a remote, but only the “Variable Flame Intermittent Pilot” option will feature a non-standing pilot flame that may be lit with the remote. You will be able to select either option on the left-hand side of the page in your filtered results.

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    By Robert from Owensboro, KY on October 20, 2016
    I have a Monessen Hearth Systems, Inc. vent free natural gas fireplace model #DFS3224NV and need to know where I can purchase replacement gas logs. My local dealer is no longer open.
    By Will M. on October 20, 2016

    For replacement parts, please fill out this form.

    By David potter from Durango, Colorado on January 8, 2013
    I am building a new home and someone has given me a firebox that was for burning wood. I would like to install it for a gas log, is that feasible? It did have a gas starter for for the wood. Would I need a glass door to use a gas log?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 9, 2013

    Yes, if the fireplace has been tested and listed for gas logs. A glass door is not required to have a vented gas log set. If the fireplace has functional chimney pipe installed that runs over the roof, you can get a vented gas log set. If you do not have a working chimney, you may be able to use a ventless log set. If you prefer, please reply with your full fireplace dimensions (front width, rear width, opening height, depth, etc.), as well has how you want to control the unit (on/off remote, variable flame remote, wall switch or manual), and we will be happy to offer some recommendations.

    By Charlie McCullough from Mcdonough, GA on February 6, 2013
    Can a vented natural gas log be converted to a vent-free LP log?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 7, 2013

    No, this conversion it not possible. We recommend any of our ventless propane log sets. Please see our full selection below: Ventless Gas Logs

    Please note the fuel type, as vent-free appliances cannot be field-converted.

    By Tom from CA on August 19, 2016
    Vented gas logs outdoor fireplace I hear people say all the time looks good but very little heat. Would a Peterson gas logs or Hargrove radiant heat series be a better option?
    By eFireplaceStore on August 19, 2016

    It is indeed true that gas logs in an outdoor application do provide very limited heat. They are primarily for aesthetic purposes. A vent free log set will provide marginally more heat to the immediate area in front of the fireplace, but the primary issue is that even a slight breeze will dissipate the heat generated and carry it away. Only in a partially enclosed outdoor space would heat be allowed to build.

    By Troy from Memphis, TN on November 12, 2013
    I have a Majestic MBU36 fireplace insert and I need to know if I can use either the vented or non-vented gas logs. Can you tell me?
    By Chris on November 12, 2013

    You may use either vented or vent free logs within the MBU36 as it is designed as a wood burning unit. If vented logs are to be installed, I would have the chimney system inspected prior to purchase.

    By Judy from Dunwoody, GA on February 7, 2014
    I have had a set of gas logs for at least 10 years. I was recently told porcelain is better. Can I use my unit and just replace the logs for porcelain? Also, How can you tell if they are vented or not?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 7, 2014

    The two main types of materials that are common in log sets are ceramic refractory and ceramic fiber. The heavy ceramic refractory logs are likely the type you are referring to. They do retain much more heat than the ceramic version and yield additional radiant heat. Unfortunately, it is usually not an option to use the refractory logs in place of the fiber versions. The refractory logs are much heavier and the burner systems for the ceramic logs are not build heavily enough to support the weight.

    Your burner assembly should have a build plate or tag located on it that will give a manufacturer name and model number. This would be the only way for me to tell if the set is vented or vent free.

    By Mary from Ogden, Utah on August 9, 2014
    We have a 44" diameter outdoor stone fire pit, plumbed with natural gas. The gas ring is 23" in diameter. The ring is about 8" below the top of the rock pit. It is filled with lava rock now but we would like to add gas logs. Can you help us choose the best option?
    By eFireplaceStore on August 11, 2014

    For your application, the Hearth Products Controls 5 Piece Woodland Ceramic Fiber Outdoor Log Set would be an excellent choice. This set is constructed specifically for use with outdoor fire pits and can withstand constant exposure to the elements. Unlike the Real Fyre brand we carry, these logs are designed to be viewed from all angles and do not have any unfinished edges.

    By Brion Blanc from Indiana on November 16, 2012
    Can I buy replacement parts for gas log sets, specifically the valve leading into the burner? The gas company came out and identified a leak in the valve, though they could not determine the exact spot. Or am I just better off paying for a whole new set? I want to save money but I also don't want to blow up my family.

    Info I found on the unit said:
    RH Peterson
    764-202 E1
    1/2 PSI Max
    175 F Max
    By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on November 16, 2012

    The SV-12 is the actual valve body of the Peterson SPK-20 pilot assembly. This pilot assembly is no longer readily available. However, the SPK-26 is a perfect replacement. We offer these in both natural gas and propane applications.

    By James from Denver, CO on October 27, 2013
    I have a Vermont Casting wood burning only stove. Does that mean no gas logs? Also, I was told by my insurance company that 20 years is too old and I have to remove it. How old is too old?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 28, 2013

    Most stoves are indeed very fuel specific. If the model was designed to burn wood, it should not be retrofitted with gas logs.

    Each state and individual insurance agency has different guidelines about the age of stoves. The eastern U.S. tends to be more lenient on age, while most of the western states deem a stove that is 15 years or older to be dangerous, even if it is in perfect operating condition.

    By Larry from Houston, TX on October 13, 2016
    Is there an extra cost for propane sets vs. natural gas sets?
    By Chris C. on October 13, 2016

    Generally, for both vented and vent free log sets, there is no price up-charge for propane sets vs. natural gas sets. However, due to the used media, be it crushed glass or a more traditional log set, the price can vary somewhat. Additional cost variations will be dependent upon the valve and control type chosen.

    By Suzanne Pablo from Savannah on December 20, 2016
    We have a see thru fireplace. It is very large, 40" at both openings and 56" deep from one opening to other side. Do you have suggestions for gas logs?
    By Will M. on December 20, 2016

    As masonry fireplaces are constructed with any number of opening depth measurements that will have been based on builder's discretion, there will not be an option made specifically for deeper see-through fireplace openings. To view the models that will be safe to install into your fireplace opening, please select "Indoor" from the top of the product page in question to begin our gas log calculator.

    By Jim from Angola, NY on November 10, 2012
    I have a prefab Heatilator fireplace which was vented through the roof four years ago. I have put in a pellet stove insert and blocked the roof vent and vented the stove out through the wall. My pellet stove is not working. My wife wants to change to gas logs. Can this be done by removing the pellet insert and installing gas logs vented out the wall or not vented at all? I have since put on a new metal roof and covered vent
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 12, 2012

    Vent-free logs can be used in a prefabricated fireplace, however the chimney system must be in place and functioning properly as some heat will escape to the flue. The flue must be a vertical system, as the escaping heat does not have the assistance of a fan, such as the pellet stove. The best option would be to extend your chimney system back through the new roof, then allowing the use of gas logs again.

    Another option would be to use a gas fireplace insert. Vent free gas inserts are completely sealed and do not require the chimney system to be in place. However, use of the insert would depend on the size of your firebox opening.

    By Anthony from Stigler, OK on January 9, 2017
    I have a BC36MH wood fire place, I'm looking to convert it to propane, what exactly do I need to convert it over? Can I just get vented logs and a blower? I do not have a blower now, but however have plug in underneath to plug one in. Can I just vent thru the chimney or what?

    By Brennan W. on January 10, 2017

    You can indeed install a vented or vent free log set inside your unit, as your fireplace is wood burning.

    By Christine from Groton, CT on September 12, 2013
    I am looking for a gas vented propane fireplace insert. We have a victorian home, we're looking with an arched fireplace mantle surround. The measurements I have are 27 across at the widest point, 24 deep and 32 high at the top of the arch. I am guessing there will be some type of flashing or something to fit a modern stove in an old fashioned fireplace, can you recommend the best stove for my situation?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 12, 2013

    Unfortunately, the availability of a fireplace insert that is truly designed to work with an arch is limited. The models that we offer are only engineered to work with a traditional rectangular fireplace opening. While we do have a model that will fit your 27 inch width measurement, the unit is only 14 inches tall and will leave quite a gap to the top of the fireplace opening. As such, you would need to have a custom surround fabricated. I apologize that we do not have a model that is truly intended for an arched fireplace.

    By Gene from Bettendorf, IA on December 9, 2016
    I have a wood burning fireplace and want to convert it to using gas logs. There is already gas in the fireplace.
    By eFireplaceStore on December 12, 2016

    A complete gas log assembly will cover your needs. The assemblies include the gas log burner, grate, and log set. Most sets have glowing embers and a flexible gas connection line as well.

    By Ken from Wilmington, NC on January 20, 2013
    How do I know if I have a vented or ventless firelog system?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 21, 2013

    I would first check any data plate numbers or part numbers that are affixed to the unit. This information will likely tell which you have.

    Vented systems will have a high flame and most will have a large ember bed. The logs will usually not have locating notches or pins. Vent free systems will have a low flame with a thin layer of ember material, if any. The logs usually have notches to position them properly.

    By Jennifer from Atlanta, GA on February 6, 2015
    Do vented fireplaces give off more heat than non-vented fireplaces?

    By eFireplaceStore on February 6, 2015

    The exact opposite is the case. Because vent free fireplaces release all heat into the room, they have a higher efficiency rating and serve as a better supplemental heat source. Vented fireplaces, although highly efficient in their own right, do have some heat loss to the vent.

    By Bill from Augusta, GA on February 18, 2014
    What difference is there between 18, 24, and 30-inch gas logs?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 18, 2014

    Each burner series will have similar construction in the 18, 24, and 30 inch sizes. The only thing that will vary is the size of the logs used in the set, the amount of flame produced, and the BTU output. The same control options will be available for each size bracket.

    By Windell from Fort Worth, TX on December 10, 2016
    What determines whether you should buy vented or vent free logs? I have a natural gas fireplace and I'm not sure which way to go.
    By eFireplaceStore on December 12, 2016

    As long as the chimney system is in good working order, you could choose either style. Vented gas logs are designed for appearance and feature a tall, realistic flame pattern. They are not designed to provide much supplemental heat. Vent free gas logs are excellent supplemental heaters, however they have a low flame and require yearly maintenance to ensure that they burn cleanly.

    By Ronnie from Hot Springs , AR on March 1, 2013
    How do you know if you have ventless logs, or logs that need venting?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 1, 2013

    We can identify this with the manufacturer and model information for the log set. This should be located on the burner itself or attached to it with a data plate.

    By Catherine from Monterey, CA on October 31, 2014
    Can we have gas logs installed if we have a gas lighter (line in the firebox) that has been used to burn wood?

    By eFireplaceStore on November 3, 2014

    You can indeed. Wood burning fireplaces can be converted to a gas log installation, as long as you have the proper sizing needed to house the logs.

    By Beverly from Iva, SC on March 1, 2013
    Which sets of logs are suitable for a see-thru fireplace? I am having one built by a contractor.
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 4, 2013

    Any of our R.H. Peterson See Thru Gas Logs could be used for this type of installation. Narrowing your search by the required fuel type, size, and pilot type will give you a more accurate group to choose from. Selecting vented or vent free will also help. Vented logs tend to have a high flame and BTU output, but are largely aesthetic. Vent free logs have a lower flame, but serve as a heating appliance for the room. If you have an idea on what dimensions the fireplace will be, I can assist in sizing the correct logs for your needs.

    By zouheir from Seminole, OK on November 17, 2012
    We are trying to convert our fireplace to gas. We have a vented unit that measures as following: the width halfway back is 28 inches and 15 inches deep. What size logs do we need? We need the plate for under the logs that has the pilot light. We would like to get one with a starter and be able to adjust the flame. Can you tell me which models work?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 19, 2012

    Based on the width of your fireplace and your request for variable flame control, I would recommend using a 16 inch log set. One of our most popular sellers is the Real Fyre 16" Charred Oak Vented Natural Gas Logs Set with Variable Flame Automatic Pilot Kit. This unit can be controlled via a wall mounted switch or a remote control. If propane gas is needed, we offer the unit configured to burn this fuel as well.

    By David from Negaunee on May 7, 2014
    Can a propane gas log be used In a Vermont casting defiant encore wood burning stove? Any advice would be useful.
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 7, 2014

    I have seen some wood burning stoves retrofitted with gas logs, but this has been done with natural gas only. A natural gas log set does not require a safety valve for operation. Due to the volatility of LP fuel, a safety valve is required. Because of the insulating qualities of a wood stove combustion chamber, the valve and thermocouple will likely be damaged. As such, I do not recommend using an LP set in this type of scenario.

    By Leroy from Palos Hills, IL on December 11, 2013
    Can you tell me the difference between a G45 and GX45 burner? Also, why is the G46 burner BTU's much lower than the G4 or G45? Will they give as much of a flame?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on December 11, 2013

    The GX45 is the same burner as the G45, the added "X" simply denotes the inclusion of a heavier-duty grate to hold heavier log sets. Less BTUs will indeed result in a less robust flame, so checking BTU ratings can indeed be a good guide in this regard.

    By Greg from PA on July 26, 2014
    I am considering a ventless propane log set for my masonry fireplace. The damper has been removed and I am using a top sealing damper. Will the lack of the original damper diminish the heat output of the log set? I am thinking that too much heat will just rise up the chimney and will not build back down into the room which is about 300 square feet. Can you help me?
    By Chris C. on July 28, 2014

    Being that a top mounted damper is usually much more efficient than a throat style damper, I would expect that plenty of heat from the log set would be retained to effectively heat a room of about 300 square feet.

    By Ronald from Milton, WV on October 22, 2016
    I have just purchased a set of your gas logs. There is a off-low-high control, but no thermostat. Can a thermostat be added?
    By eFireplaceStore on October 24, 2016

    Viewing your order, I see that you have purchased the manually controlled Everwarm burner assembly. This particular unit is not available for conversion to remote or thermostat control. I apologize for the inconvenience.

    By Darren from Kansas City, KS on November 26, 2012
    I have a ventless fireplace system that was installed two years ago. When they installed it, the installers put down some steel wool-looking stuff that glowed like charcoal embers. That wool substance has sort of burned up and I'm wanting to replace it. What did they put down, and where can I get some?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 27, 2012

    The material is commonly referred to as "ember glow" or another similar term. It is a ceramic fiber material that will indeed deteriorate over time and require replacement. Vent-free fireplaces must use a specific variety that does not give off harmful byproducts when heated.

    By Jim from Grand Rapids Mi. on March 31, 2014
    Are Real Fyre vented gas logs compatible with Stoll heater grates?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on April 1, 2014

    No, the Real Fyre gas log sets we carry are not suitable for use with the Stoll gas log grate. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    By Rex from Riverside, CA on November 27, 2015
    What is the difference between vented and unvented gas logs?
    By Will M. on November 27, 2015

    Vent free logs are 99% efficient as they are designed in a way where they offer complete combustion and all byproducts of combustion are burned away, leaving only water vapor and carbon dioxide. Because they are engineered in this fashion, the flame height will not be dramatic as the burn is very controlled. The fuel and oxygen are limited to avoid having to be vented. With vented log sets, the air and fuel mixture is increased, subsequently creating a much more dramatic flame and there are no limitations for BTU's as most of the heat is lost up the flue. In turn, over-sizing a vent free log set will result in performance issues due to the fact that they use oxygen from the home for combustion and provide a safety device, known as an ODS or Oxygen Depletion Sensor, that shuts off the flow of gas when the oxygen levels get to around 19%. Please note that vent free appliances are not allowed in California.

    By Jason from St. Louis on November 2, 2013
    Do you sell any vented gas log sets where the gas input and controls are on the left side?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 4, 2013

    With both our match light and safety pilot gas log burners, the gas input can be swapped to the left hand side of the burner fairly easily. However, all remote valves are mounted on the right hand side of the G45 burner and a gas line would need to be routed around behind the burner to make the connection.

    The G46 burner yields itself to installation from either the left or right side, as the valve is located in the back of the burner. If you would like to provide your fireplace front width, rear width, depth, and height, I will be happy to suggest a couple of G46 sets that could fit.

    By Gayle from Theme Ulna, CA on August 10, 2014
    Do you carry anything that looks like bamboo gas logs?
    By eFireplaceStore on August 11, 2014

    My apologizes, but we do not carry gas logs that replicate the look of bamboo. I am sorry again for the inconvenience.

    By John from Enid, OK on November 11, 2012
    I have a 35" x 26" see-thru metal cabinet which is vented and made by Best Fireplaces, Ft Worth, TX. It currently has a log starter pipe with wall key control. I would like to put in an electronic start natural gas burner. I already have the gas logs. What do you recommend?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 12, 2012

    Based on your dimensions and ignition requirements, the compatible burner for your needs is the Real Fyre 24" G45A ANSI Certified Triple T SEE THRU Gas Log Vented Burner with Electronic Pilot Kit. Please keep in mind however, that this burner is made for use with R.H. Peterson refractory logs. We cannot guarantee the lifespan of other brands when used in conjunction with this burner.

    Also, this size of burner will require a flue pipe that is at least 9 inches in diameter. The smaller 18-inch version may use an 8-inch pipe.

    By James from Dayton, OH on April 3, 2017
    We have a direct vent gas fireplace in our 2008 built home. Thinking we were going to freshen it up, we threw out the foam logs (we planned to paint the chamber and putting in new logs). We have since discovered log replacement in a direct vent can be a problem. Can we buy logs for a direct vent ?
    By Will M. on April 3, 2017

    Unfortunately, you are married to the part number in the product literature associated with the log set for any direct vent gas hearth system for the duration of ownership and this may not be swapped out.

    By Al from Lakeside, AZ on February 8, 2013
    I have removed a vented gas log set and want to know if it is possible to install a vent-free set. My home is at an elevation of 6800 feet. I am told that the ODS which is essential for vent-free operation will not work at that elevation.
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 8, 2013

    That is correct. Vent free appliances are not recommended above 4,500 feet of elevation. Because of lower oxygen levels, the ODS will frequently cause pilot outage. A vented unit is the best type of appliance for higher elevations.

    By Peter from Greenville, SC on May 22, 2016
    Can I reuse vented gas logs if they got wet?
    By Will M. on May 23, 2016

    Vented gas logs will be composed of either ceramic fiber or solid refractory ceramics. In the case of ceramic fiber logs, they are porous and may need to dry prior to use. With solid refractory ceramic logs, they can simply be wiped down and will not hold water. There would be very little risk in either case as water vapor is already a harmless byproduct of construction and masonry chimneys are not all water-tight to begin with.

    By Larry Lampinen from Lake Worth, FL on December 10, 2016
    I would like to buy a 36 inch wood burning firebox, and add a propane fire log set. I had a 36 inch wood burning firebox for 22 years and need to replace it.
    By eFireplaceStore on December 12, 2016

    To confirm, is this going in place of the original firebox or is this for a completely new location. If existing, do you have any framing size requirements? Please advise when you can.

    By Buck from VA on November 30, 2013
    How can you tell if your gas logs are ventless?

    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 2, 2013

    The first thing to check for is a manufacturer name or model number on the burner or build tags. All vent free log sets will come with a build tag of some kind that will have this information. If this is not present for any reason, the next thing to check is if the logs have any locating pins or notches/grooves that allow them to be set up only one way. Vented logs will not have these grooves and can be set up as you desire.

    By Phil Gaddy from Newnan, GA on November 6, 2012
    I've never had gas logs before. I have natural gas and I want to put them in an existing wood fireplace. What are my options? Do I needed vented or ventless?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 6, 2012

    Choosing between vented and ventless is entirely up to you, as long as ventless logs are permitted by your local building code. For a brief summary of the differences, please see this explanation from our website:

    Vented Gas Logs – Vented gas logs are to be used with an open chimney flue or damper. The decorative fire they produce is large and realistic, but does not work as a very efficient heating source, as most of the heat escapes through the chimney. To produce this realistic flame, the logs also use more gas.

    Vent-Free Gas Logs – Ventless (or vent-free) gas logs do not require a vent, like a chimney, to operate. This means that most of the heat generated stays in your home, and may actually save you money on your heating bill. They’re also a much better choice for the environment, because the harmful by products are not released into the atmosphere. Some even have a thermostat to control the temperature.

    However, the fire does not look as real as a vented gas log, and they add moisture to the air that can cause mildew if the proper precautions are not taken. Another major concern is that these logs use oxygen to burn cleanly, and if they are burned for too long without introducing clean air into the room they can pose a danger. It’s crucial to install a carbon monoxide detector into any room using vent-free gas logs.

    By Claus Giloi from Redmond, WA on December 28, 2016
    I have a vented, masonry fireplace; 26" wide at front, 15" at very back, and 19" deep. I'm looking for a manual-light gas log set.
    By Brennan W. on December 29, 2016

    I'll be happy to send you a few options. Are you using natural gas or propane?

    By Richard from Fairview, TN on March 3, 2014
    I have non-vented natural gas logs (no brand logos). The pilot lights and stays on but after turning the logs to either high or low for 4 minutes you hear a click and the fire, including the pilot, goes out. The unit is approximately 8 years old. Can you advise what the problem may be?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 3, 2014

    From your description, it appears that you may need a thorough cleaning of your ODS (oxygen depletion sensor). We recommend using a container of compressed air and cleaning out the pilot assembly by spraying the air in the direction of the gas flow. Annual service calls are recommended for any vent-free gas appliance, so we would also advise to have a technician come out and diagnose the issue on site.

    By Randy from Lake Havasu, AZ on February 11, 2016
    I have a propane gas outdoor fire pit using a 18 inch fire ring. What size logs would you recommend? Also, do I need vented or ventless logs?
    By Will M. on February 12, 2016

    You will need solid refractory logs that are specifically made for outdoor use. The Firegear Spit Fire 18-Piece Refractory Log Set - L-SF or Firegear Beach Fire 8-Piece Refractory Log Set - L-BF would be my recommendations.

    By James Aschenbeck from Crestwood, KY on October 20, 2012
    I have a majestic BR36 fireplace and am interested in a vent-free system. I would like to have a remote on/off with thermostat control if possible. Are there any sets that will fit this fireplace? The hearth dimensions are 33 1/4" wide, 15 1/4" deep, and 19 5/8" wide. The fireplace dimensions are 36 wide, 20 deep, and 22 wide.
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 22, 2012

    Based on the hearth dimensions of the BR36, a set of 24" vent free logs could be easily used in this fireplace. One popular set is the Charred Frontier Oak set. This unit features R.H. Peterson's high output G10 burner system with an on/off gas valve. A thermostatic remote can be selected as an option from the menu on the item page.

    By james clauss from Santee, CA on December 13, 2012
    I have a presidential series (gl4000E/EP) vented natural gas unit. Is it possible to put in a fan kit for better heating?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 13, 2012

    Unfortunately, a fan kit is not able to be used with the GL4000E/EP. Unlike the GL4100, this model does not have provisions for the kit to be installed, as it is lacking the blower compartment and louvers that are needed to circulate air.

    By Chris from Lafayette, Louisiana on December 20, 2013
    What type of logs do I need if I have a fireplace that is open on both sides? It's a common fireplace between two rooms.
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 20, 2013

    These logs are known as see through (sometimes spelled "see thru") log sets. The options we offer can be seen here. I will be happy to answer any questions about the different pilot options and sizing.

    By Kim from Huntington Beach, CA on April 3, 2013
    I live in a small apartment that was built in 1972. I have a gas burning fireplace, that I think is vented. It ignites with a light switch on the wall. The burner control is shot and I need to fix the control or replace the unit. Which is the better option? And what will I need?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 4, 2013

    Per your attached photos, it appears what you have currently is a B-vent gas fireplace with a millivolt type of gas valve. The standing pilot/millivolt valve is what allows you to control the unit with the light switch. There are many universal millivolt gas valves on the market and we may carry one that could be used in place of the current valve. In order to verify this, you will need to provide any model information you can find from the valve itself.

    By Garry Cook from Tallahassee, Florida on November 26, 2016
    I am looking for information on a Whiskey River ventless fireplace; Model Number: DLX 18PV, GLX18PV, Serial Number: W02702.

    By Wendy from Orange County, CA on May 31, 2014
    My mother has a Sears Roebuck fireplace and stove in her mobile home. It is vintage 1981, serial #155841851. She would like to convert it to use with a natural gas log set. It does have a fan for heat distribution at the back of the unit. The measurements are 26" wide x 15" tall x 18" deep. Would one of the Real Fyre 16" sets work for her, once a plumber runs the gas line?
    By eFireplaceStore on June 2, 2014

    It is indeed possible to retrofit a gas log set into the stove for use with natural gas. Natural gas fuel does not require a control valve for operation, so there will be no potential for a valve within the firebox to overheat. I recommend using an 18 inch set of match light vented logs. Your options can be seen by visiting the Vented Gas Logs Section and using the sidebar to narrow down your choices to 18 inch widths and match light versions.

    By Mike from Washington, MI on November 6, 2012
    Our home came with a three-sided Superior vented gas fireplace between our kitchen & great room. We need a set of replacement gas logs for it. Superior is no longer in business, but can I get a 30" x 18" gas log set that will work in it?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 6, 2012

    If your model is tested and listed to accept gas logs, we do have several see-thru gas log sets that may interest you.

    By Sue from Union Springs, AL on January 1, 2014
    I am looking for a set of vent-free gas logs that sit on a grate with pipes under logs and not a pan. Can you recommend one?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on January 2, 2014

    All of our ventless log sets are only available as a full kit that includes the burner pan, grate, embers, log set and valve. Due to the nature of vent-free gas appliances, we cannot sell only a log set as it must be tested and listed with the burner. We apologize for this inconvenience.

    By Ellen from Questa, NM on May 31, 2014
    I set up my gas logs, and closed the vent partially so all the heat would not escape. Why do we get this awful smell when burning?
    By eFireplaceStore on June 2, 2014

    It is likely that the damper is closed too far and some combustion byproducts are spilling into the room. A good way to test this is to light a match or hold a lighter near the top of the fireplace opening when the set is burning. If the flame blows away from the opening, the set is spilling byproducts into the room. The damper will need to be opened in small increments until the spillage stops.

    By Wm. Neill from Jacksonville, FL on October 30, 2012
    Do you have any gas logs for a fireplace open on both sides?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 30, 2012

    Yes, we have a variety of see-thru (two-sided) gas log sets, available in both vented and ventless configurations. You can see all of them here.

    By Drew from Hilton Head, SC on September 14, 2013
    We have an outdoor fireplace that has all of the right stuff like fire bricks and a gas supply, but no chimney. It was designed to simply vent into space from the firebox. The deck where it is located is open on all four (4) sides. What kind of logs should we have for this? Do you suggest ventless, or vented? And should we use pilot or manual?

    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 16, 2013

    For an outdoor application, most log sets will be advertised as vented, although they can be used in a vented or nonvented firebox, such as with your application.

    Depending on whether you have natural gas or propane, the log set may be match light or have a manual valve for control. Because of the volatility of propane, a valve must always be used. If you would like to provide dimensions of the fireplace and confirm the fuel type, I will be happy to provide suggestions.

    By Nena from Ruidoso, NM on November 19, 2013
    Do you make a set of gas logs that have loose individual fake logs that can be custom arranged? Is there one such that I could place small pieces on the bottom and large logs on the top? Similar to how a real fire would look as you add logs to the fire during the day.
    By Chris on November 19, 2013

    Unfortunately, the log sets that we offer are designed to be setup only according the manufacturer's instruction. The logs themselves are designed only to be set in one position around the burner pan.

    By Gary Romanstine from on January 19, 2017
    I have been told that it is not safe to use vent free logs for extra heat. Is this true?
    By Brennan W. on January 19, 2017

    Vent free logs are safe, as they come equipped with an oxygen depletion sensor which will shut the unit down if there is any drop in the oxygen level of your home.

    By Carol Dybowski from Grant Park, IL on October 21, 2012
    Can I replace my gas logs with any logs I choose?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 22, 2012

    No, it is not a good idea to install logs that are not made by the manufacturer of the burner that you currently have. If you have ventless or vent-free gas logs, you will need to get identical replacements. If it is a vented set, there may be other log styles available for you.

    By Charles from California on June 22, 2014
    We recently installed an outdoor propane burning fire pit, and we're looking for as-close-to-real logs and chips as we can get. We would also like to have a battery powered igniter attached. The pit is 30 inches wide by 20 inches deep, so we're looking for one of the smaller arrangements (18 -21" wide). Can you advise as to the best made, best looking options?
    By eFireplaceStore on June 23, 2014

    The R.H. Peterson (Real Fyre) line of logs that we carry are by far the most realistic that we offer. For my verification, is the fire pit designed in such a way that it can be seen from multiple sides or is pit contained inside a one opening enclosure?

    As for the ignitor, the Hearth Products Controls AAA Spark Igniter and the Hearth Products Controls Replacement Spark Electrode can be added to almost every fire pit burner to simplify ignition.

    By Mark from Baton Rouge, LA on November 3, 2013
    I have an Empire Comfort Systems unvented fireplace Part No. VFP42FBOF-2. The fuel type is natural gas. Could you let me know the size or part number of unvented gas log that matches this?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 4, 2013

    This unit is designed for use with a vent free, 30 inch log set. The fireplace does not specify a specific brand that must be used. A commonly used set that we carry is the Real Fyre 30" Charred Frontier Oak Ventless Natural Gas Logs Set with Safety Pilot Kit. The burner assembly can be specified with a remote control valve as well, if you are interested in such an option.

    By Charles from Brown Summit, N.C. on August 12, 2014
    My gas Logs ( twelve years of use ) were burning this past winter when all at once they shut off. After a couple of minutes I restarted them at which point they worked well for about 15 minutes then shut off again. The pilot flame seemed rather weak but upon restarting worked well but the normal cherry red glow at the base of the pilot was a very dull red. The next night it worked normally and all seemed fine. Is this a problem ( a bit of debris, or moisture ) or just a silly mood it was having?
    By eFireplaceStore on August 12, 2014

    It's possible that a bit of debris was clogging the pilot line or main gas line orifice and causing the issue you are experiencing. It is also possible that the thermocouple is beginning to fail and working intermittently. If the log set has not been serviced recently, it would not be a bad idea to have it checked out ahead of the upcoming winter season.

    By Don from Cleveland, Ohio on October 9, 2013
    I have an outdoor fireplace that has an arched opening in the front. Where do I measure for the front opening width?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 9, 2013

    For the correct measurement, you will need to measure at the absolute widest point towards the front of the fireplace, whether it be at the arch or slightly behind it.

    By Zely from West Covina, California on November 19, 2013
    What is the difference between vented and ventless gas logs?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 20, 2013

    Vented logs will be primarily for appearance, as opposed to supplemental heat. The logs are able to be placed in the set as you wish and feature a high, realistic flame pattern.

    Vent free logs must be used with the specific burner they come with. Placement of the logs is important, as improper setup can release carbon monoxide and soot. The set is designed to operate with the chimney damper closed and are primarily intended for heating purposes. They have a lower flame than vented logs and are not as realistic.

    It is important to note that vent free appliances are not legal for use in some states, including California.

    By Delre from Champaign, IL on October 30, 2012
    I am converting my fireplace to gas. Could you explain the pros and cons of vented versus non-vented logs.
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 30, 2012

    Please see the following description from our website: Here is a brief explanation of what to consider when purchasing gas logs for your fireplace. Vented Gas Logs – Vented gas logs are to be used with an open chimney flue or damper. The decorative fire they produce is large and realistic, but does not work as a very efficient heating source, as most of the heat escapes through the chimney. To produce this realistic flame, the logs also use more gas. Vent-Free/Ventless Gas Logs – Ventless gas logs do not require a vent, like a chimney, to operate. This means that most of the heat generated stays in your home, and may actually save you money on your heating bill. They’re also a much better choice for the environment, because the harmful by-products are not released into the atmosphere. Some even have a thermostat to control the temperature. However, the fire does not look as real as a vented gas log, and they add moisture to the air. This can cause mildew if the proper precautions are not taken. Another major concern is that these logs use oxygen to burn cleanly, and if they are burned for too long without introducing clean air into the room they can pose a danger. It is therefore crucial to install a carbon monoxide detector into any room using vent free gas logs.

    By Cathy from OKC on November 19, 2013
    Is it important if the fireplace is vented or ventless when you use ceramic logs instead of real logs?

    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 20, 2013

    As long as your chimney is in good working order, the choice is yours between using vented or ventless logs. Some fireplaces are simply a vent free metal box with no chimney or vent. Ventless logs are the only item that could be used in that application.

    Vented logs feature a high, realistic flame. You also have the freedom to position the logs as you wish, giving the look you desire. These sets are primarily for appearance and only offer a small amount of radiant heat.

    Ventless logs use a specific burner assembly and must be placed exactly to the manufacturer instructions. Any flame impingement can result in the release of soot or carbon monoxide. These sets have a lower flame, but release a great deal of heat into the room. As such, they can be a viable supplemental heat source.

    By Gary from NJ on January 24, 2015
    I have a Vanguard vent free fireplace, model VYGF33PRA, with a max BTU output of 33,000, minimum of 20,000, but it uses propane. Can I convert my fireplace to use natural gas or do I have to buy a new set? If so, what would be my best option for natural gas? Also, what size would I need?
    By eFireplaceStore on January 26, 2015

    Unfortunately, conversion components are not available for this vent free fireplace. Because of the dangers of an improperly converted vent free appliance, manufacturers generally only make them for the original fuel they are set up for.

    A merger by this manufacturer has let this series to be discontinued, but a similar sized unit that could go in place of what you have is the Empire Vail Premium Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace - 36". The unit is slightly taller and wider, but offers a bump in BTU output as well.

    By Larissa from Concord, CA on December 7, 2015
    My fireplace was converted to a gas fireplace a few years ago but the logs were never installed. The metal case, chimney, flu, gas line and installation have all been inspected and was given the go for a fire- gas or wood. We've chosen to use natural gas and now we just need the logs. But, I don't understand the sizing is or what a "vented" vs "non-vented" fireplace is. My fireplace is 36" in the front, 23" in the back, 17" deep. What size logs do I need? What fireplace do I have, vented or non-vented?
    By Will M. on December 8, 2015

    Your fireplace is vented and you will need to select a vented log set as vent free will not be an option due to appliances of this type being banned in the state of California. To answer your question, vented gas logs will provide greater aesthetics as they exhaust any potentially harmful gases to the outdoors via your existing chimney flue, while ventless logs provide greater heat with limited aesthetics as they provide 99% complete combustion via a very controlled burn that negates the need for any venting as they burn away all negative byproducts of combustion. You may use our gas log calculator to view the options that can be installed safely in your fireplace.

    By Bran from N.C. on January 4, 2013
    Looking for a see-thru ventless 30-36" set of gas logs(propane) with variable flame remote. Would want highest BTU rating I can get. What do you recommend?

    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 4, 2013

    Unfortunately, the largest see-thru ventless log sets we offer are 24". Please see the following for an example:

    Real Fyre See Thru 24" Evening Fyre Split Ventless Propane Gas Logs Set with Variable Flame Remote Pilot Kit

    By Nancy from NJ on December 19, 2014
    How do you know if you need to change the logs in your ventless gas fireplace? How often do they need to be changed?
    By eFireplaceStore on December 19, 2014

    There is not a set time frame for log replacement, as use of the fireplace will vary from customer to customer. If the logs begin to chip, emit an acrid odor, or are heavily discolored by soot, replacement should be considered.

    By John from Scottsdale on December 22, 2013
    I have a B vent firebox with a 5 inch flue vent. can I use the Real Fyre designer vented log set, or do I need a different log set?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on December 23, 2013

    If you have a B-Vent system in place, you would need to replace your existing log set with an exact replacement. Our gas log sets are only listed for use within masonry or manufactured woodburning fireplaces.

    By John on November 9, 2012
    Hi, I bought an old Victorian cast iron insert fireplace which I want to convert to gas fire. What exactly do I need to buy from you? (logs, burner, et cetera)
    on November 9, 2012

    This would indeed be a suitable item, however the cast iron insert would indeed need to be positioned into an existing masonry fireplace or pushed into an acceptable manufactured fireplace with a properly functioning chimney. These types of inserts cannot be used without the chimney. Do you have an existing fireplace that the insert will be used with? If not, I will be happy to quote a suitable fireplace and chimney system for you. Please let me know.

    By Jimmy from Geneva, Alabama on November 9, 2013
    I have an Empire Comfort System with unvented logs. Model No. UFYR-24SO-1. It uses LP Gas. The unit has started causing black soot to collect in my house. I have had several companies to service them, but they still cause the soot. Could you give me some possible causes for this happening?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 11, 2013

    The most common causes of soot production by unvented logs are listed below, in order of most to least common:

    1. Flame impingement, caused by one or more logs directly impeding the flame pattern, causing cooling of the flame, leading to incomplete combustion and the production of soot.
    2. Dirty combustion air. The air being drawn into the firebox for combustion by the log set is dusty or dirty. This is a common issue that arises in a home with pets, as the dander and hair can be pulled into the fireplace and burned off, creating soot.
    3. Improper air/fuel adjustment or gas pressure. If the air mixer or fuel injector is set to an improper ratio or the gas pressure is out of spec, the set can burn at a less than optimal ratio and release soot.

    I would first check the issue with flame impingement. It seems like a simple procedure, but log setup can often be overlooked. Even 1 or 2 logs that are impeding the flame can cause a great deal of soot to be released over time.

    By Reid from Magnolia, AR on September 28, 2014
    We are interested in a vented set of logs and we are unsure about "pilot type". What are the different types?
    By eFireplaceStore on September 29, 2014

    I will be happy to help. For natural gas installations, you have the option of using no pilot at all. A manual gas valve is opened and the gas must be ignited by a match or lighter. Having no pilot allows for a larger log set to be used, but is a bit more work to light. Propane installations do not have this ability, due to the increased volatility of LP gas.

    The next step up is called a safety pilot kit. This system uses a small manual valve with a standing pilot. The pilot is lit at the beginning of the season and anytime you would like to light the set, a control knob is rotated to the "on" position. This pilot allows you to quickly light the set and the valve is small and easy to hide.

    The last level is the remote pilot kits. These sets allow the option of a remote or wall switch for control. There are different variations, including and on/off pilot, a variable flame height pilot, and an electronic ignition pilot. The electronic version uses a spark ignitor that saves fuel over the standing pilot. The only down side to the remote systems is the larger valves force the use of a smaller log set.

    By Jerry on November 9, 2012
    Is there an appropriate vented gas log on which I could burn wood sometimes? Is it a good idea? Commonly done by some folk?
    on November 9, 2012

    All of our wood-burning fireplaces can also be used to install gas logs inside. To answer your question, yes, this is something that is very common. The key is to get a "wood-burning fireplace" that is listed to burn wood and vented accordingly with Class A chimney pipe. These units have knock-out plates on either side to allow a gas line to run in and connect to a gas log set. Please see our full selection of wood-burning fireplaces here: Wood Burning Fireplaces Remember, these must be vented with Class A pipe, and different models of fireplaces require different types of Class A pipe. We do carry all the appropriate piping for any of these units. If you have any questions about venting the fireplace, please let us know. We also carry the full line of Peterson Real Fyre gas logs as well: Gas Logs Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

    By Elizabeth from Santa Rosa, CA on November 3, 2013
    What is the difference between vent-free and vented gas logs? Which is safer? Which is better?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 4, 2013

    Vented gas logs are generally considered to be of a decorative nature and are not intended to supply supplemental heat to the room. They are the safer of the two varieties, as all combustion byproducts are vented to the chimney.

    Ventless gas logs are far superior for supplemental heating, but have a lower flame and are less realistic than vented logs. They should not be used for more than four hours continuously, as they draw combustion air from the room and can increase moisture levels to a point of condensation forming on windows.

    By Donna on November 9, 2012
    I am interested in buying a gas log set for my see-thru fireplace. My dimensions are 32" wide, 27" high and 26" deep. I will be using propane fuel. I want to make it as easy as possible for the whole family to operate, so I need advice as to what pilot kit to purchase.
    on November 9, 2012

    For a vented see-thru unit, you can get a 20" log set with an automatic pilot kit. These kits will allow you to use a hand-held remote or a wall switch to operate it. Please see one example below:

    Log Set 1.

    Here is another log design with the same control features:

    Log Set 2.

    Both of these sets require 32" width in the middle, which is exactly what you have.

    By Gregory on November 9, 2012
    I'm looking at gas logs. My fireplace is fully vented and already has a natural gas line run to it. The front width is 30”; the back width is 26”; the middle width is 28” and the depth of the fireplace is 14 1/4”. It seems that every set I look at needs a middle width of 30”, or if a width less than that then it needs a depth usually about 20”. What gas log set would fit?
    on November 9, 2012

    The following types would fit in your existing fireplace: 16" Match light sets 16" Safety Pilot Kit sets (manual on/off gas valve) 16" Remote Ready sets. This includes the on/off valve, variable flame valve, and electronic (spark ignitor) on/off valve. 18" Match light sets 18" Safety Pilot Kit sets

    By Pete on November 9, 2012
    I have a DESA Direct Vent Propane insert. The components were rusted out so I removed them. The insert itself is in good shape. What are my options?
    on November 9, 2012

    Unfortunately, the logs and burner assembly of a direct vent insert can not be swapped out with another burner assembly. A standard vented gas log set would not be an appropriate fit for your appliance. Your best bet would be to search for an exact replacement for the components you pulled out of the insert.

    By George from Louisville, KY on October 23, 2013
    I have an existing fireplace with a gas log starter and grate in place. I would like to install gas logs. What materials do I need to do this and still keep the cost down? If I can do this I will check the measurements to see what size logs I can use. Can you help?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 24, 2013

    Some past customers have used the existing log lighter and grate they have, only purchasing the actual log set. While this is an option, the flame pattern would not be as realistic as produced by an actual gas log burner. A complete set with a match light burner would be the most cost effective way to go and still obtain a better looking flame pattern.

    By Mike from Columbus, OH on January 27, 2016
    One or more of my logs broke and I need a replacement. They are according to the brochure vented gas logs. I purchased it in 2008 and one of the top smaller logs broke in two. How do I obtain a replacement?
    By Will M. on January 27, 2016

    For replacement parts, please fill out this form.

    By Aaron Bright from Indiana on January 31, 2017
    Our home has an abandoned wood burning fireplace. Due to the excessive cost to repair/replace the old chimney above the roof line, I decided to remove that section of chimney and cap it below the roof deck. I would like to add a vent-free, natural gas log set to the firebox so we can still have the ambiance of a fire. Before doing so, I plan to fabricate a metal block off plate to seal the firebox from the abandoned chimney that still runs through the center of the house. Therefore, the chimney would be blocked at the firebox and at the roof deck.

    Before we bought the house a couple of years ago, the previous owner used the fireplace as wood burning, for decades. Since we will be using a vent-free natural gas log set, would a chimney sweep/cleaning still be required prior to installing the block-off plate and sealing (on the firebox end) off the old abandoned chimney?
    By Will M. on January 31, 2017

    The requirement for installing any vented or vent free gas log set will be an existing manufactured ventless gas firebox, fully functional prefabricated wood burning fireplace or fully-functional masonry fireplace. The latter of the two options also require a fully functional chimney. Subsequently, the application you describe would require approval from the local authority holding jurisdiction, which would be your local code enforcement office.

    By Susan from Phoenix, AZ on March 5, 2013
    Looking for fire pit logs about 7-9 inches long. I need about 4 single logs.
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 5, 2013

    While we do sell some decorative gas logs, they are intended for use only with R.H. Peterson Real Fyre vented gas log burners. Please see them below:

    Real Fyre 9" Oak Branches - Two in Box

    Real Fyre Bonus Designer Logs - Set of 2

    By Emily from New Orleans, LA on July 13, 2014
    Is there a brand of log for a ventless fireplace that is adjustable? Such as has a "low" setting?
    By Chris C. on July 14, 2014

    Many of our Peterson Ventless Gas Logs offer the user the ability to control the flame height effectively limiting the BTU produced. With some units, the user can utilize a handheld remote control to raise and lower the flame height to reduce the amount of heat produced, while others can only be adjusted by manually turning the valve down.

    By Paul from Rochester, NY on October 30, 2016
    I have an existing RealFyre log set installed in a conventional masonry fireplace (with damper). It has a standing pilot light and manual flame height controlled by a rotating knob. I would like to improve this by having a remote on/off with variable height flame control, without having a standing pilot being lit all the time. I think a APK-15, used in combination with the VR-1A flame control, might work. However, I have heard that the battery life is a big problem. Is this true, and is the combination of the APK-15 and VR-1A a workable system (If need be, I could run electrical power up through the cutout in the original fireplace cleanout door, following the path of the current gas line)?
    By Brennan W. on October 31, 2016

    Unfortunately, Real Fyre does not offer a valve kit that allows for no-standing pilot and a variable flame remote. You can use the APK-15 with a VR-1A, but you will have a standing pilot.

    By Craig from Los Angeles on November 7, 2012
    My fireplace dimensions are: front width – 29", back width – 21 ˝", depth – 16 ˝". I am looking for a vented gas log set. I do not need the burner, just the logs. I'm also looking for least expensive.

    By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on November 7, 2012

    Per your fireplace dimensions, I would recommend either an 18" or 20" log set. This recommendation is based upon what burner would be appropriate for your application.

    Our least expensive style is our Post Oak log set.

    By Jan from Atlanta, GA on November 27, 2016
    Since you get more heat from ventless logs, can I use them in a vented fireplace?
    By eFireplaceStore on November 28, 2016

    Ventless logs can generally be installed in a vented fireplace with a functional chimney system to capture the small amount of heat that will escape past the damper assembly.

    By Lee from La Porte, TX on November 9, 2013
    How difficult is the installation?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on November 11, 2013

    Installation of any of our gas log sets is fairly straightforward. However, we do recommend having an experienced plumber perform the installation to ensure safety.

    By Sandy from Mulvane, KS on December 16, 2016
    We have an existing wood burning fireplace. The dimensions are 37" W x 281/2" H front opening. Reduces to 25" on back wall. The depth is 25". We would like ventless gas logs with variable speed blower, a remote and doors.

    By Brennan W. on December 19, 2016

    I will be happy to make a recommendation, though we do not carry a log set with a blower. Are you using natural gas or propane? As well, would you like a basic remote, or one with variable flame capabilities?

    By Joseph Oliveri from Brick, NJ on November 7, 2012
    I have a propane ventless fireplace. Can I convert to natural gas logs without changing the fire box? The company is Desa International. The measurements are: h 32 3/4, front w 34 5/16, depth 16 11/16.

    By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on November 7, 2012

    You would only be able to convert to a natural gas appliance if the log set and burner assembly are separate from the Desa firebox in which they are installed. If firebox, burner and logs are one comprehensive assembly, conversion to a new set is usually not possible.

    By Bill from Toms River, NJ on September 4, 2013
    Do they make a gas log that has a fan or something similar that pushes the heat out?

    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 4, 2013

    Unfortunately, no. The use of a fan will depend primarily on the firebox the logs are installed into, as there cannot be a direct interaction between airflow and the logs themselves.

    By stephen cline from Ashville, Ohio on November 20, 2012
    I have a vented gas log fire place. The damper is opened, but I still have a smell but not like propane. Could you give me some suggestions?

    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 20, 2012

    Do you notice the smell only when the log set is burning, or do you get the smell when the damper is open and the log set is not burning? Was the fireplace used for wood prior to installing the log set? If so, was the chimney swept prior to installing the log set?

    By Richard Duffield from Woodridge, IL. on December 11, 2016
    What is the difference between vented gas logs and vent free gas logs?
    By Will M. on December 12, 2016

    There is a wealth of information regarding this topic posted here.

    By joyce from Richmond, VA on October 31, 2012
    Propane or natural gas?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 31, 2012

    The gas log sets we carry are available in both natural gas and LP. In order to narrow down to the correct fuel type, you will first need to select the "vented" or "ventless" gas log category. You may then narrow down your selections by fuel, size, and pilot type by using the selection bar on the left side of the page.

    By Bill cooper from Chattanooga, TN on November 20, 2012
    Can you get a set of ventless gas logs with both a remote and thermostat? Can the logs' pilot light be controlled with the remote?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 20, 2012

    Our ventless gas logs do offer the option to add a hand-held remote control that offers both on/off functionality as well as a thermostat. However, none of our sets control the pilot light itself. We have millivolt valves that have on/off and variable flame control that utilize a standing pilot and an electronic pilot kit that eliminates the pilot light altogether.

    By John from FL on November 2, 2014
    I purchased a home with an Empire model AL-24T-1 unvented LP system installed into a standard wood burning fireplace with a conventional flue. The chimney was inspected and is in good working order.
    1) Do I need to keep the flue open, or is this optional? I do not have a CO detector in the home.
    2) I would prefer not to replace the burner hardware but I would like a better looking and more realistic set of logs and would like to add embers or something else to help hide the burner controls from direct view. Is this possible?
    3) The heat output is poor. What are some options to improve this?

    By eFireplaceStore on November 3, 2014

    When burning the set, the damper should be opened to the first setting which will allow some residual moisture to escape and will still allow most of the heat to go into the room. I'm afraid that vent free sets are very limited in how they can be modified, due to the potential danger of releasing soot and CO into the room. If heat output does not suit your space, you may consider replacing the system with a higher output model.

    By James from Clinton, N.C. on November 8, 2016
    I am looking for either a vented fireplace, or an unvented fireplace. I am unsure which will fit my needs. I don't want the smell of gas, however I want to return the natural real look and feel of a real wood fire?

    By Gary from Jackson, LA on January 22, 2016
    I am looking for a Ventless, 24", propane, gas log set with a burner that has a standing pilot with a millivolt gas vale to operate with a wall thermostat and maybe even a remote. Can you help me?
    By Will M. on January 22, 2016

    Please enter your hearth dimensions and preferences into our gas log calculator to view the options that will work with your fireplace opening dimensions.

    For a pilot kit that will provide the functionality you have described, you will need to select On/Off Remote Pilot or Variable Flame remote pilot. The On/Off remote pilot will provide basic On/Off control of the burner with an optional remote or wall switch, while the Variable Flame option will add control of the flame height.

    By dale wohlford from Hutchinson, KS on December 28, 2012
    We have a wood-burning fireplace and are considering buying a gas log. What are the benefits of ventless, and are they safe?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 28, 2012

    Ventless logs are indeed safe, but there are a few factors to consider before purchasing. Please read our article with plenty of information about ventless gas logs and how they compare to vented gas logs; you can read it by clicking the following link:

    What to Know When Buying Gas Logs

    By Karen from Cincinnati, OH on October 22, 2014
    We have a gas starter wood burning fireplace and would like to make it an artificial log gas fireplace but we do not want an insert. We just want the cinders and logs. Where can I find that on your website?
    By eFireplaceStore on October 23, 2014

    The section you are looking for is the Gas Logs Only - No Burner area. Here, you can select just the log set for use with an existing grate and burner or log lighter. The Real Fyre Ember Glow - EM-1 can be used to finish out the installation and give the realistic look of glowing embers.

    By Tamie from Texas on November 4, 2013
    My fireplace is an FMI Models 42E &42EC (La Costa I & La Costa II). With this information, can you tell me if the 'vent type" and "pilot kit" are necessary for my fireplace unit? Also, I first visited your website via my Kindle Fire and I'm curious about the fireplace logs shown on the home page. Are they gas logs, and are the specs compatible with my fireplace box?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 5, 2013

    Both of your FMI fireplaces are older wood burning units that can be used with either vented or vent free gas log sets. Vented logs feature a high flame and realistic appearance. They are primarily for ambiance and do not add much supplemental heat. Vent free logs are designed to be operated with the damper closed in the fireplaces. They offer a great deal of supplemental heat, but have a lower flame and require more frequent maintenance to ensure they continue to operate cleanly.

    The logs are available with several different pilot systems, with a manually controlled on/off pilot, remote on/off and variable flame pilots, and an electronic on/off pilot among the choices. If you have a preference on pilot type and vent type, I will be happy to share some options in the correct category that will work for your units.

    By Ed from Bay City, MI on October 29, 2013
    I have a Heatilator woodburning fireplace. Do you have anything we could use as decorative gas appliances that are certified with the ANSI Z21.60? Can we use gas logs?
    By Chris on October 29, 2013

    Our Vented Gas Logs do indeed carry the ANSI Z21.60b certification.

    By Richard from Gainesville, FL on August 28, 2017
    I have an Empire Breckenridge VFD42FBOL ventless gas fireplace. Is the Empire 30" Stone River gas log set a good choice for that fireplace?
    By Will M. on August 28, 2017

    The 30" Vista burner is required for the 30" Stone Rover logs. This burner requires a minimum 17" opening depth for safe installation and the VFD42 has an opening depth of 16 1/2" without any optional brick panels installed. With optional brick panels, the opening depth of the VFD42 is 15 3/4". The Stone River log set is made specifically for see-through fireplaces or ventless fireboxes, so this would not be the best option anyway.

    By Jon from Virginia on January 23, 2013
    About how long should I expect my Monessen Covington direct vent fireplace to take to burn off the manufacturer smell? It's been going for a few weeks sometimes 5-10 hours at a time and still a lot of oily or chemical smell.
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 23, 2013

    Usually, most of the manufacturing oil burn off and paint curing will be completed by the first 10-12 hours of burn time. If the unit was produced very recently, the cure time can be a bit longer. If the smell persists, I would recommend checking the door seal to be sure it is fully seated, as the unit may be leaking combustion gases into the room if the door is not seated properly.

    By Anthony from Johnson CIty, TN on February 22, 2017
    I have this set of logs that went to a Vent Free LP Gas Burner. It also had a remote to the old burner. The burner was thrown away by the previous owner and the brand of the logs is unknown to me. The fireplace insert is a Monessen. I do know the logs are for a 30 inch set burner. The main front log is 29" W. The main back log is 21" W. Can you please assist me in finding a burner that will go with this set of logs in a LP?

    By Brennan W. on February 23, 2017

    Unfortunately, we have no burner kits that would be able to work in conjunction with an unidentified log set, as they all have specific sets to which they must be paired.

    By Carol from Cleveland, Ohio on November 21, 2016
    I'm looking for logs that I can place over gas lines in my fireplace; is that possible?

    By Mike from Detroit, MI on February 12, 2017
    I'm looking for help relighting my vent free remote control gas log.
    By Will M. on February 13, 2017

    I would locate the metal tag that contains the make and model number for your log set and contact the manufacturer for further support. The tag I am referencing is typically found tucked underneath the burner.

    By Gemma from CA on November 11, 2014
    We have just moved into a new house with a superior BR-42-2 fireplace using vented gas logs. I was told that I could burn real wood in this fireplace as well by shutting off the gas line with the key in the wall. Do you know if this is possible? Also, is there a particular brand that makes very realistic gas logs?
    By eFireplaceStore on November 11, 2014

    This model of Superior fireplace is indeed a wood burning model, which uses knockouts for gas lines in order to install a gas log set. The gas line can indeed be capped off, if you choose to remove the log set and revert to wood burning instead.

    The photos of the log set do indeed appear to be of a vented type. Vent free logs are actually illegal in California, so a vented set would be your only option. The R.H. Peterson brand is a very good manufacturer that offers highly detailed sets. Please keep in mind that it is not a quick task to switch back and forth between gas logs and wood, so you will need to make a choice about which you will prefer. Because of the stringent air quality standards in California, burning wood may not be an option for you.

    By Scott from binghamton, NY on February 12, 2017
    I have a Heat-a-lator type fireplace insert made by Fuego. The dimensions are compatible with your gas log products except the height. It seems that most gas logs require 16" height. The opening of my fireplace is only 14.5 inches, but the glass doors are over 20 inches. The opening measurement is reduced by the lip of steel that goes across the front of the fireplace. But the measurement from the floor of the fireplace to the ceiling of the fireplace is well over 16 inches. Are there any gas logs (vented or unvented) that will work for me?
    By Brennan W. on February 13, 2017

    Unfortunately, we have no log sets that will accommodate your height.

    By Dee from Raleigh, NC on February 11, 2013
    Do you sell gas propane un-vented gas logs with a thermostat and a blower fan? I need 33" or a tad larger logs. We've really needed a set that has an automatic fan.
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 12, 2013

    While we do carry a variety of ventless propane gas logs, none of them have a blower option. You can see our full selection of ventless log sets below:

    Ventless Gas Logs

    There are several things you need to consider when you are buying fireplace gas logs for a new or existing fireplace. First is the fuel source. You can buy gas logs that burn either natural gas or liquid propane. If you already have appliances that use natural gas, that might be the easiest choice. Liquid propane can be used anywhere but usually requires you to install a tank outside your house. Second is whether to go vented or ventless. This decision takes into account the main purpose of your artificial fireplace: is it mainly for ambiance or for heat?

    A vented fireplace is one that has a chimney with an open damper. This kind can create a more natural-looking and more beautiful flame but it doesn't produce as much heat as a ventless model. A ventless fireplace can deplete the oxygen in a tightly enclosed area. Even though a ventless model burns the fuel more cleanly, because it discharges the combustion products into the room, a carbon monoxide monitor is required. Keep in mind that a ventless fireplace may be prohibited in some places. The final consideration is the style of log. This is where you can get creative. Modern ceramic gas fireplace logs have realistic bark detail and natural-looking splits. Logs are available that look as if the fire has just been started. Other styles look as if the fire has been burning for hours. With log shapes and colors, as well as a range of accessories, you can design just the look you want. Of course, you will also need to think about how big the logs need to be to fit your fireplace. For more complete information on the decisions you need to make, visit the Gas Log Guide. Other guides are available to answer your questions and to help you design your perfect fireplace.


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