On a cold winter's evening, there's nothing better than curling up on the couch with a good book while a cozy fire burns in the fireplace nearby. And with a propane fireplace insert or natural gas insert, you can start that fire with a literal flip of a switch! Propane gas fireplace inserts are designed to be installed in your current masonry fireplace, so you don't even have to clear out an extra space.
Would a 5-gallon tank be sufficient or are there other sizes to choose from? And are there any special requirements for storing the tank?
For a propane-fueled fireplace or gas log set, the tank must be stored outdoors. The capacity is left to the recommendation of the proper supplier, but typically you will need more than a 5-gallon container.
Submitted by:Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 2, 2019
I have an outdoor wood-burning fireplace and want to convert to propane fireplace. What do I need to do?
You will need to have rigid cast iron piping run into the fireplace opening that would be capable of supplying the BTU input of whichever log set you are looking to purchase first, so I recommend contacting a locally licensed plumber or gas fitter to begin the process. To choose an outdoor log set that will fit, you will need to measure the front width, rear width, and depth of your fireplace opening.