Can I install gas logs myself?

You should not install gas logs on your own because gas log installation involves obtaining an installation permit and getting a post-installation inspection from a town or city inspector.

How do you install a gas log burner?

How to install a gas log set in your fireplace

  1. Read the installation manual thoroughly.
  2. Turn gas off and locate the gas supply stub in the side of the firebox.
  3. Connect the gas supply to the burner using a flexible gas line.
  4. Place the burner in the proper position in the firebox.

Are gas log lighters legal?

Important Note: Ventless gas logs are NOT legal in California and some other states, cities or municipalities. You must check with your local building department to see if they are legal in your area.

How do you remove a gas log from lighter?

You will need two wrenches, one to hold the pipe coming out of the brick to prevent it from turning, and the other to unscrew the log-lighter “air mixing” fitting (the fitting has an adjustable flap that controls the amount of air pulled into the lighter pipe to allow for optimal flame).

How often should you change your gas logs?

If that’s the case with yours, depending on usage, they can begin to fade in appearance over tine, and likely need to be replaced every 2-3 years. However, most gas logs these days are ceramic, and they tend to last a big longer as they are extremely durable and resistant to extremely hot temperatures.

How much does it cost to get gas logs installed?

Installation costs for gas logs can range from $250-$300. If the ventilation in your home isn’t sufficient for this type of fireplace, it may need to be upgraded, which could cost you anywhere from $400-$2,000. As for ventless fireplaces, these popular systems can be installed in practically any room of the home.

How easy is it to replace a gas fire with a log burner?

As we alluded to above, no. Gas flues are not designed to withstand the high temperatures that are generated by wood burning stoves. Gas flues are normally made of a single skin and won’t be able to effectively channel the combustibles generated by your new wood burning stove.

How does a gas log lighter work?

You can simply set up the logs over the log lighter, rotate the key to turn on the gas and the fire will quickly light up. Once your fire is going, simply rotate the valve key to lock the gas line and enjoy the crackling wood fire. Fireplace log lighters work immediately and can easily get your fire started.

Can a wood burning fireplace have a gas starter?

It is a gas line! You wouldn’t dare start a wood burning fire in there. Gas starters, also known as log bars, are a wonderful, convenient and safe way to start your wood fire. The biggest benefit to a gas starter is you will have less creosote and a healthier start to your fire.

How do you clean a log lighter?

Use the coarse steel wool to scale the entire length of the pipe. Then use your wire brushes to continue scoring away deposits and buildup. Gently tap the log lighter with the handle of the wire brush to remove any dust. Be sure to thoroughly unclog the exhaust portholes.

Is it OK to leave a gas fireplace on overnight?

Using Your Gas Fireplace at Night DON’T leave the unit on overnight. DO leave the flue open so that excess carbon monoxide is vented. The main concern with a gas-burning appliance is the exhaust of carbon monoxide and leaving the unit on overnight is simply risky.

Where do you run the gas valve on a log lighter?

A listed Dante Products (gas) valve must be installed upstream of the log lighter. Run gas pipe to the log lighter. Lighter must be secured in a rigid manner.Example: Use 1/2″ rigid pipe for gas inlet. Use pipe fittings to support the opposite end of the lighter (3/8″ male NPT) in contact with the floor or side of the fireplace.

What kind of gas do you need for a log lighter?

Fuel – natural gas, Input 25,000 Btu/hr. The installation of this device must conform with local codes; or in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1. When installing the log lighter, it should be installed in such a manner to minimize the amount of heat that the log lighting tube will be ex­posed to.

What should I do if my log lighter does not light?

Turn the gas valve ON gradually until burner ignition occurs. If burner does not light within 5 seconds, turn valve off and wait 5 minutes before trying to relight. When log lighter is burning, close the fireplace screen.

Can a gas log lighter be used in front of a fireplace?

Your new Gas Log Lighter will take the down on your knees in front of the fireplace trying to get the logs going ordeal out of your life. These Gas Log Lighters are a super popular home feature because they really work, saving you time and frustrating energy when you just want to relax in front of the fire.