By Mel from Dayton, OH on October 24, 2013
I'm looking at the Pilgrim grates and wondering which would be best for a zero clearance unit. What do you think? Why the different heights, and some with mesh and some not?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 24, 2013
Answer:Grates have different legs heights to allow clearance for optional gas log lighters. Ideally, you will have just enough clearance to fit a log lighter, as the grate should be close to the floor for best heat retention from the ember bed. Some grates do offer expanded mesh to hold embers against the logs for better burn performance. The mesh is usually at a slight cost increase for a comparably sized grate with no mesh.