Gas Fireplace Conversion

Old 03-07-12, 06:34 AM
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Gas Fireplace Conversion

I have a normal wood burning brick fireplace and we are considering converting it to natural gas. We want an energy efficient fireplace without the dirtiness of firewood. We do have natual gas in the house. What do I need to know before calling out a company to make the conversion? I understand the a vent free log will get the most heat and efficiency. I understand I need to have the gas line run to the fireplace, purchase a log set/burner. Is there anything else I need? Do I need to do anything to my chimney? Thank you.
Old 03-07-12, 06:50 AM
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Forget unvented gas logs. They are far riskier than vented gas logs.

Vented gas logs are great for appearance, lousy for efficiency.

If you want a safe and efficient heating system with good flame appearance from your fireplace, shop around for a vented gas fireplace insert.
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You guys in the states really must like unsafe conditions. Get a direct vent insert that way you'll never have to worry about carbon monoxide. I've only been liscences for ten years, but I've seen a lot of foolish things.

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