How To Shop For Gas Logs

Photo taken from Chimney Mischief’s home page



This post is inspired by an email we received regarding gas logs.

With just about everything in plumbing there’s a process to finding out what will work for you and your home. First you will want to figure out if you need a vented or non-vented unit.

A vented unit should only be considered if you have a functional fireplace. The best person to determine the functionality of your fireplace would be a chimney sweep.
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When considering a non-vented option it is best to pick one with an O2 depletion sensor.

Gas logs come in different sizes, flame patters, log styles, etc. Before you get your heart set on a particular style or look you need to measure the width and depth of the fire box. Once you have determined a size, then you can start checking out all the different options available.

Photo taken from Chimney Mischief’s home page.

One other thing to keep in mind is that if you are retro fitting an old fireplace, your most economical option is a set that has its own ignition. These units utilize one gas supply into the firebox.

*Home Depot/Lowes only sell these units seasonally and do not offer experts on the subject.

*Hearth & Patio sell these units year round and they provide expert help choosing a unit.

Do you have an old coal burning fireplace? Don’t you fret. They have gas coal fireplaces too! Check out this bad boy!

Photo taken from Chimney Mischief’s home page.

How much will it cost to install one of these fancy gas fireplace options? Well, a plumber will need to come out and give you an estimate because there are several factors that will determine installation cost but we can tell you that it will be no less than $500.

If you have any further questions regarding Gas Logs, please feel free to give us a call.

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M. Cary & Daughters Plumbing

1370 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030, USA


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