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17" Propane Log Lighter With Cast Iron Mixing Chamber

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  • Log Lighter Material: Cast Iron Mixing Chamber | Steel Pipe
  • Gas Inlet: 2 FIP 1/2 Inch Each
  • Fuel Type: Propane
  • Length: 17 Inches
  • Max BTUs: 19,000
  • Installation: Straight | 90° Angle 
  • Certification: None


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An excellent product by Dante, this universal log lighter features a cast iron mixing chamber. Air and Gas mixing chambers are designed to produce a more efficient burn. This 17” log lighter can easily change from straight to a 90-degree angle depending on your needs. The 17” universal log lighter is rated up to 31,000 BTU, it’s more than capable of getting your fire going and helping to keep your home toasty. 

The Dante Universal Log Lighter is not a decorative gas appliance and should not be subjected to #UL127 or ANSI Z.21.60 Classification.


Navigating the Flame: Angled vs. Straight Log Lighters - Installation and Safety Guide

The allure of a crackling fire draws many to the comfort of their fireplace or wood-burning stove. Key to the swift ignition of this warmth is the log lighter, available in angled and straight designs. This article delves into the nuances of these styles, highlighting reasons to prefer one over the other, and provides a comprehensive guide for their installation, complete with safety precautions.

Angled vs. Straight Log Lighters:

Angled Log Lighters:

Design: Recognizable by a bent or angled pipe, typically set at a 45-degree angle.

Flame Direction: Angled design directs the flame toward the center of the firewood stack.

Advantages: Effective for reaching the interior of the firewood stack, ensuring a uniform ignition.

Straight Log Lighters:

Design: Features a straight pipe extending directly into the firebox.

Flame Direction: Flame follows a straight path along the length of the pipe.

Advantages: Simpler installation due to straightforward design while maintaining efficient log ignition.

Choosing Between Angled and Straight Log Lighters:

Fireplace Design: 
Consider your fireplace or wood-burning stove layout. If the design impedes a straight log lighter from reaching the center of the firewood stack, an angled log lighter may be more suitable.

Ease of Installation: For a streamlined installation process, a straight log lighter may be preferable due to its simplicity.

Personal Preference: Previous experiences and personal preferences may sway your decision. Stick with what has proven effective for you.

Installation Essentials and Safety Precautions:

Shut Off Gas Supply: Prioritize safety by turning off the gas supply to the fireplace before commencing installation.

Locate the Gas Line: Identify the gas line, typically situated behind the burner or within the firebox.

Connect the Log Lighter: Hard-pipe the log lighter into the firebox, connecting it securely to the gas line using proper fittings.

Secure the Log Lighter: Secure the log lighter in place using screws or fasteners provided by the manufacturer, ensuring stability.

Clearance from Firebox Floor: Adhere to local building codes and the manufacturer's recommendations for clearance from the firebox floor. A minimum 1/2" clearance to combustibles should be maintained within 6" of where the gas line passes through the side of the fireplace.

Flame Angle: For angled log lighters, aim for a flame angle of approximately 45 degrees, optimizing ignition. Adjust the log lighter accordingly.

Shut-Off Valve Placement: Install a shut-off valve within 6 feet of the firebox opening. Avoid placing any valve inside the firebox.

Safety Warnings: Ensure that the log lighter does not restrict airflow into the fireplace during use.

  • Confirm that the chimney flue is open before attempting to operate the log lighter.
  • Keep glass doors open while using the log lighter, and close the spark screen.
  • Failure to observe these warnings may lead to possible injury.

Gas Line Installation: Gas controls must not be installed inside the fireplace. Shield controls to prevent overheating due to exposure to the wood fire. Maintain clearances from piping to combustible construction to avoid fire hazards.

Operating Instructions: Follow proper lighting and operation instructions. Ensure that the log lighter gas valve is in the OFF position before stacking logs on the fireplace grate.

The choice between angled and straight-log lighters hinges on factors such as your fireplace design, ease of installation preferences, and personal experiences. By following proper installation guidelines and safety precautions, you can ensure a safe, efficient, and enjoyable fire-starting experience. The log lighter, when chosen and installed wisely, becomes a reliable companion in creating the warmth and ambiance of a perfect fire.

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Last updated on January 16th 2024.



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