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By Mike from Coeur d'Alene, ID on May 11, 2013
I have a propane outdoor fire pit with a 24" fire ring that needs new 24' gas logs. What would you recommend for replacement logs?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 13, 2013

Answer:
Usually, the logs in the set would be slightly larger than the ring, so the burner flame will engulf the logs, rather than surround them at the perimeter. Before purchasing another set of gas logs, we'd suggest that you verify the measurement of the burner pan and the opening of your fire pit. Please check and to see if 24 inches is the size of the actual burner or the pan itself?

By Diane from AZ on February 8, 2014
I have a firepit which already has lava rocks. I wanted to add logs to make it look real. Do you have any suggestions? It is about 3 square feet.

By Chris on February 9, 2014

Answer:
If you are looking for more of an outdoor camp fire type of leg set, I would suggest the Hearth Products Controls 5 Piece Woodland Ceramic Fiber Outdoor Log Set .

By Vicki from Milan, TN on June 19, 2014
What are the pros and cons between the match light and the safety pilot logs? I am looking at the RealFrye outdoor gas logs. It will be uncovered outdoors.
By eFireplaceStore on June 19, 2014

Answer:
The match light log sets are popular, due to the fact that there is no pilot assembly to hide and with fewer components, the set tends to be more reliable. There is no valve or thermocouple to fail. The only downside is that the unit requires ignition by a match or lighter each time.

The safety pilot kit will use a small standing pilot light. This allows you to control the unit by simply opening the valve. However, the standing pilot will use a small amount of fuel at all times.

By Larry from Bethlehem, PA on May 9, 2014
Do outdoor propane gas logs require a safety pilot? Can you match light without pilot?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 9, 2014

Answer:
Because of the increased volatility of LP, most manufacturers do indeed manufacture their burners, both indoor and outdoor, with a standing pilot assembly. The outdoor sets we carry are made in this way.

By LaJuan from Creede, CO on February 21, 2014
Will your outdoor ventless propane gas logs burn well and put out heat in high altitude of 8500 feet. I've had several people tell me they're not efficient enough to do so. I want to install them in a fireplace designed for burning wood with a short chimney stack. What is your opinion?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 21, 2014

Answer:
The outdoor log sets that we carry are vented and can operate at your elevation, although the BTU output will be hampered from the lower oxygen levels. Vent free gas logs or appliances will not function well at elevations over 4,500 feet. The primary issue is that the oxygen depletion system is calibrated for oxygen levels at sea level. The higher elevation will often cause the system to falsely detect a problem and cause the set to shut down. As such, vented appliances are the best option.

By Lena from Waterford, NY on November 2, 2014
We have an outdoor firepit that is 42" inside diameter natural gas. We are looking for a log insert. What would you suggest?
By eFireplaceStore on November 3, 2014

Answer:
The recommended logs for a fire pit application is the Hearth Products Controls 6 Piece Woodland Ceramic Fiber Outdoor Log Set - For Fire Pits and Rings Larger than 36 Inches. These sturdy logs are designed to withstand the elements and give a finished look from all angles of the fire pit.

By Ryan from Solana Beach, CA on February 10, 2013
Does it really matter if they are made of concrete or porcelain?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 11, 2013

Answer:
Concrete refractory logs tend to hold up better than their ceramic counterparts and will also radiate heat. Other than differences in appearance, these would be the only primary differences between the two.

By Rita from Cherry Hill, NJ on June 20, 2013
Do you sell replacement gas logs?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on June 20, 2013

Answer:
Yes, please see our full selection in the Gas Logs Only section on this website. Please note that these are Real Fyre brand gas logs only intended for use with Real Fyre burners. Using them on another burner will void the warranty.

By Don on November 9, 2012
My fire place is 34" wide at back, 43" wide at the front, 30" high and 19" deep. It is ventless and under my lani roof and surrounded by walls on three sides. What size logs do I need and can I get one that is remote controlled? Is there a model that does not require a pilot light to be lit all the time? Are the stands on the outdoor models stainless steel? Is the amount of flame adjustable on all models?
on November 9, 2012

Answer:
We only have a couple of log options that fit your criteria. R. H. Peterson, our log manufacturer, isn't offering a wide selection of ventless sets that are outdoor approved. The two styles you may choose from are Peterson's Charred Frontier Oak or Charred Aged Split. Please follow the below links to view representative images for these sets. The listed prices on the following links are for indoor units. Please see below for the outdoor unit pricing. Charred Frontier Oak Charred Aged Split Per your dimensions, you could safely install a 30" set. There is one version of the Peterson units that offers both an electronic ignition (non-standing pilot light) and variable flame capabilities. This particular version by Peterson is this very option. These sets would indeed include a stainless steel burner assembly.

By Lisa on November 9, 2012
Can you tell me if you sell an outdoor gas log set that includes a blower? I was told it helps blow the heat out, since itís outside.
on November 9, 2012

Answer:
While we do stock many styles of outdoor logs and outdoor fireplaces, none of the items are equipped with blowers. It would be cost prohibitive for manufacturers to equip their products with a blower that is fully weather sealed, as standard blowers cannot stand up to the elements. Also, blowers require and air intake, which would allow water get inside the fireplace and cause potential damage.

By Kim from Naples, FL on April 10, 2013
Do you sell a two-sided vent-free stainless gas log set for an outdoor application?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 10, 2013

Answer:
While we do not carry a truly vent free system for outdoor use, it is possible to use a vented system in a vent free box, as long as it is in an outdoor area with good airflow.

By Angela from Greenville, SC on May 19, 2014
Could you direct me to what is the best log set for an outdoor fireplace? I just spoke to someone about building codes in my city, and he stated that the chimney would have to be 2' above any structure that is within 10' of the fireplace. In our case, this would include our home, and that tall of a chimney would look silly. He mentioned there are some logs that not only specify for outdoors, but also specifies a reduced distance from the opening. This would help me to reduce the size of a chimney. Thanks.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 19, 2014

Answer:
My apologizes, but I am not aware of any vented log sets that would allow you to alter the 10/3/2 rule that is enforced for chimney height requirements. However, there are several log sets that are able to be used in a vent free configuration. In this case, a chimney is not needed and the set could vent directly through the opening of the fireplace.

By Dave from Hernando, FL on October 29, 2014
I have installed a fire pit with a 39" diameter ring on my screened in lanai. The pit is 16" high and will be serviced with natural gas. Will any of your products listed as outdoor gas logs work or do I need special burners, logs, etc. since the fire pit is subject to being rained on? The fire pit sits below a screened roof which is about 15 feet above the pit.
By eFireplaceStore on October 30, 2014

Answer:
Any of our Real Fyre refractory logs can be used in an outdoor setting without an issue. The only setback is that the logs are largely designed to be seen from only one or two sides. The setup of the sets is somewhat rectangular, rather than the 360 degree view you would need for a circular fire pit. You may consider using the Hearth Products Controls 6 Piece Woodland Ceramic Fiber Outdoor Log Set - For Fire Pits and Rings Larger than 36 Inches, as they are designed to be arranged in such a way that they will look appealing from all sides.

By Mary from Perryton,Tx on February 14, 2014
Is there a difference between propane and natural logs for fire pits?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 14, 2014

Answer:
As far as the operation and flame appearance goes, there will not be a difference. The size of orifice needed between the two is different, as well as the operating pressures. Currently, propane is a much more costly fuel, typically costing 5 times as much as the same amount of natural gas.

By Joan from Wirtz, VA on August 28, 2014
I need an exterior linear fireplace burner without logs for a more modern look. What would you suggest?
By eFireplaceStore on August 28, 2014

Answer:
The best product to use is one of our T burners. They are available in various lengths in both LP and natural gas. The burners can be covered in a layer of lava rock or sand and then topped with fire glass or pebbles.

The perfect set of gas logs shouldn't be confined to the inside of the house, so we offer a large selection of outdoor gas logs as well. Nothing is better on a crisp evening than gathering with friends and family around a set of warm outdoor gas logs that perfectly accents your home's decor. Dress up your yard or patio with one of the many styles and types available in our outdoor gas log selection.
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