Gas Logs 101: Part 1


"All gas logs look the same."
"I don't know where to start."
"I'm afraid I will choose the wrong ones."
"How will I know how to use them?"

Do any of these concerns should familiar?  Maybe you are dreaming about the warmth and ease of gas logs this season, but have questions like the ones above.

In chatting with our guests about gas logs, the number one problem we come across is simply where to begin.  There is so much information out there about gas logs, it is hard to know where to begin.  And though there are many technical questions and answers, we thought we'd start with the basics.  We'll call this series of posts GAS LOGS 101.

The very first step is to look at your fireplace.  Is it brick and mortar or fabricated metal?  This is a MOST important question to answer before choosing your gas logs.  If your fireplace is a brick and mortar one, it already is vented, of course.

If your fireplace is fabricated, it may be either vented or vent free, and also has somewhere on the fireplace, by law, a little plate that tells you the make and model number.  With that info, we can tell you what the fireplace is made to do, if the fireplace is discontinued by the manufacturer, or if the fireplace is still being made, we can tell you what parts are available for it.  Basically, if you bring us the make and model, we can tell you what you type of gas logs you can put in it.  

This takes the guesswork out of choosing the right set of gas logs.  And this is step one.  At Fleet-Plummer, we will walk you through the entire process, from beginning questions to a toasty, warm finish.  Stay tuned for our next post!

Jason Windsor


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