HALES CHIMNEY WAS SEEN ON ASK THIS OLD HOUSE INSTALLING GAS LOG FIREPLACE.
INSTALLING GAS LOG FIREPLACE
Steps to INSTALLING GAS LOG FIREPLACE:
1. Sweep the chimney to remove any excess dirt or debris.
2. Tie a winch to foam insert that fits your chimney.
3. Pour mortar into the top of the chimney.
4. Pull up foam insert using the winch to fill in the joints of the liner with mortar.
5. Coat the smoke chamber with a spray-on, insulated mortar.
6. To install the damper, feed pull-chain wire down through the chimney.
7. Place damper on the top of the chimney and caulk the sides using a caulk gun.
8. Attach screened cover to the top of the chimney.
9. Attach damper latch to the fireplace.
10. Spray fireplace with high-temperature paint and let it dry.
11. Install the gas log kit. Connect burner plate to gas line with gas line connector. Tighten connection using an adjustable wrench.
12. Place grate over burner plate.
13. Arrange ceramic logs on top of grate.
14. Place fire granules underneath the logs and on top of burner plate to help disperse flame.
Introduction to Gas Logs
The first thing that you need to know about Gas Logs is that there are a lot of questions that need to be answered before you can even begin searching for the right logs. Questions such as;
- Do you want vented or ventless logs?
- Are you burning natural gas or propane?
- Do you want a remote control?
- Do you want your remote control to turn the logs on and off or to adjust the flame…or to have a thermostat?
- What type of fireplace do you have…masonry, prefabricated, ventless?
- What are the measurements of your fireplace (Front Width, Back Width and Depth)?
- Are there any building codes you need to be aware of?
- Are the gas logs you’ve seen online even legal in your city?
- Do you care?
- Are you having a nice day?
The point is, when most consumers begin shopping around for gas logs, they do not know what questions to ask and many people end up buying a gas log set that may not be right for their fireplace and may even be unsafe. To avoid making any mistakes, we urge you to call and talk to one of our gas log experts who will help you choose the right type of gas logs for your fireplace that will not only look the best in your fireplace but be safe for your home and perform beyond your expectations.
3 gas log fireplace options for INSTALLING GAS LOG FIREPLACE
Next, decide what kind of gas fireplace you want. You can consider an electric fireplace if your interest in a fireplace is purely aesthetic, but it won’t have the heating benefits of a wood-burning or gas fireplace. When working on your gas fireplace ideas, you have three options:
• gas insert
• vented gas logs
• vent-free gas logs
To choose, consider how you expect to use your fireplace.
If you want to add warmth to your home, consider a gas insert or vent-free gas logs. Of these two options, vent-free gas logs produce the most heat, but may introduce unburned combustion products into your home and aren’t recommended for homeowners with allergies or asthma. Also, some municipalities have restricted or outlawed vent-free fireplaces.
Vented gas logs are your best option if you don’t care about adding heat, don’t plan to use the fireplace often or are mostly interested in how the fire looks. Vented gas log fireplaces burn more gas than the other types and may draw heat up the chimney, but cost less to install than a gas insert.