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Can you use gas logs outside?

Last Updated: 28th February, 2020

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Vented gas logs must be burned with the damper open. Vented gas logs can also be installed in outdoor fireplaces and fire pits that meet local building codes. You CANNOT install vented gas logs in any gas fireplace or gas stove including b-vent (natural vent), direct vent or ventless gas fireplaces.

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Keeping this in view, do you need logs for gas fireplace?

No gas fireplace comes without the logs & burner. Unless someone has installed your fireplace incorrectly or has pilfered the logs, what you have is a wood burning fireplace.

Also, what kind of gas logs do I need? The three main types of gas log materials are refractory cement, ceramic fiber and refractory ceramic. Each are designed to be as realistic-looking as possible, but there are several differences to consider when choosing a gas log set for your fireplace. Refractory cement gas logs are formed from a cement mixture.

In this regard, will Vented gas logs heat a room?

A vented gas log must be used in a regular fireplace, designed to burn a wood fire. The Gas Log Heater will provide up to 25,000 BTU's of heat into the room and can be used with or without glass doors.

Can I install gas logs myself?

Yes, you can install our vented and vent-free gas logs yourself if you already have a gas line connected to your fireplace. Watch our easy step-by-step guide to installing and operating your gas logs.

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Isatou Viharev

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How often do gas logs need to be replaced?

Embers can last up to five years depending on how frequently you use your fireplace. We have found that replacing embers every three years keeps a log set looking brilliant.

Malak Fournel

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Is a gas fireplace worth it?

Is a gas fireplace worth it? Yes! Gas fireplace benefits are incredibly attractive and convenient; especially for a busy family like yours. You'll get instant heat, pinpoint control, terrific safety and other things which a wood burning fireplace simply can't deliver.

Yoni Peyron

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How long can you leave a gas fireplace on?

However, if your gas fireplace is vent-free or has doors on the front that can easily be opened, you should only operate it for two to three hours at a time, the service representatives said.

Adelaida Sciamanna

Explainer

How long should gas logs last?

Gas logs require very little maintenance to continue running as they should. Depending on your home and where you live, you may need to clean dirt and other residue off of the inside of your fireplace unit, including the pilot light, every six months or so.

Geovani Mendizabal

Explainer

How much does it cost to install gas logs?

How Much will Installation Cost? Generally, full installation of your gas logs should cost between $200 and $350. This amount could be more if you need a gas line installed, or any existing parts replaced. This amount does not include the cost of obtaining an installation permit, which is discussed below.

Popa Isenborths

Explainer

What is the difference between gas logs and gas inserts?

Unlike gas logs, inserts produce a lot of radiant heat and warm air. If you are going to rely on the fireplace as a source of heat, a gas insert will be better for you than a gas log. However, gas inserts will usually produce less heat than a built-in gas fireplace.

Wencesla Pfannmoller

Pundit

Does gas fireplace make house colder?

The fire place (if used properly) will warm the house. The room with the fire will be warmer than the other rooms and make these other rooms feel colder. it's also possible that the thermostat is in the same room as the fireplace. increasing the temperature would cause the heater to turn off.

Alberico Zubiria

Pundit

Which is better vented or ventless gas fireplace?

Vented logs operate more closely to a real wood fire, than do Vent Free. Vented gas logs must be operated with the damper fully open on a wood-burning fireplace, either masonry with a flu and chimney or a prefabricated firebox with vent pipe. Vent Free logs, also burn less gas than do the Vented gas logs.

Gurjeet Bardo

Pundit

Do gas logs use a lot of gas?

A typical gas fireplace consumes 30k to 40k BTUs of gas per hour set on “high”, but you can look on the data tag in the bottom of your fireplace to know exactly what yours is rated for. Natural gas is normally billed per therm. A therm is a unit of 100k BTUs, or 100 cubic ft, of natural gas.

Djibi O hara

Pundit

Will a gas fireplace heat a room?

While a vented gas fireplace can give your furnace a break, it's no replacement. Like ventless gas fireplaces, vented gas fireplaces provide a decent amount of heat to the room in which they're located, but often need a boost from the heat of a furnace to make a room comfortable for an extended period of time.

Rimvydas Graebe

Teacher

Can you get carbon monoxide poisoning from a gas fireplace?

Yes, gas fireplaces are one potential cause of carbon monoxide poisoning. An improperly maintained or ventilated gas fireplace, however, can result in incomplete combustion, creating carbon monoxide, and causing this toxic gas to linger—putting those inside at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Dominico Pahalchuk

Teacher

What is the difference between vented and ventless gas logs?

Vented and Ventless Gas Logs are a little different. Vented gas logs burn like a real wood fire with a yellow flame that produces smoke. Ventless (vent-free) gas logs burn cleanly with a lower flame that does not smoke. You can burn them with the damper closed to heat your room.

Yolimar Pimenta

Teacher

Are gas logs dangerous?

Just like real burning logs, both types of gas logs produce carbon monoxide — a toxic gas that can be lethal — when they burn. Venting and proper use of a gas fireplace can help keep CO at a safe level. Here's how to keep your family safe when using these systems.

Boubaker Mihilev

Teacher

How do I know if my gas logs are vented or unvented?

How to Tell If Your Gas Logs Are Vent-Free
  1. Inspect the logs. All vent-free logs are firmly attached to a U-shaped burner and cannot be moved.
  2. Follow the gas line from beneath the logs to where it disappears in the wall or floor. If the gas is merely contained by a simple gas line, then the logs are vent free.
  3. Turn on the fireplace.

Zayda Huesca

Reviewer

Is ventless gas fireplace safe?

Venting any type of combustion is ideal. As forwarded by the ventless gas appliance industry, though, ventless gas fireplaces can be safely used because they burn a low enough quantity of gas that it will not present a hazard.

Nicoleta Doerfler

Reviewer

Do ventless gas fireplaces smell?

In fact, a faint gas smell is an unavoidable consequence of using gas fireplace logs. In a gas ventless fireplace, oxygen is provided by the air in your home. If that air contains impurities, those impurities are drawn in with the oxygen and can produce odors which are amplified by the flame.

Assumpta Rastrilla

Reviewer

Does Lowes install gas fireplace logs?

Potentially voids homeowners insurance – Homeowners insurance is another big thing to consider when buying gas logs from Lowes. Not to mention Lowes does not offer installation, so you will have to hire somebody to do it or try and do it yourself.

Harri De Orbe

Reviewer

Can you put gas logs in a prefab fireplace?

VENTED GAS LOGS: Prefabricated wood burning fireplaces can normally accommodate a vented gas log, which must be burned with the damper open. VENTLESS GAS LOGS: You may also be able to install a ventless gas log into a prefabricated fireplace depending on the manufacturer and model fireplace you have.

Shantel Komanns

Supporter

How much are gas logs for a fireplace?

Installing a gas line and either vented or vent-free gas logs will cost from $500 to $2,500. (Note that the cost of installing vent-free gas logs is often about $200 more than the cost for vented.) Gas inserts cost $2,000 to $5,500.