Our line of ventless gas logs is an ideal choice for promoting beauty and overall warmth! This collection of gas logs is designed to be used in vent free fireplaces, which do not require an open chimney. These attractive gas log sets operate at 99% efficiency, providing your home with excellent zone heating where you need it. They contain built-in safety devices that carefully deliver the appropriate gas flow, and because there is no chimney connected to the firebox, more heat can be dispersed into your living space for maximum comfort! Enjoy a natural flame presentation as the fire curves and twirls around the fire log replicas. These easy to install sets come in an assortment of sizes and realistic wood varieties, such as oak, aspen, and pine.
With vent free gas fireplace logs, you won't have to worry about heat should the power go out. Requiring no electricity to operate, you'll love how the millivolt ignition instantly produces a fire. We also have Hargrove Blazing River Stones for your gas feature!
Most vent free gas log sets are made from ceramic bonded refractory cement, which allows the logs to be molded from casts of actual timbers, giving them a high definition appearance. This also makes them resistant to the intense heat from gas fires. There are also some sets that are crafted from ceramic fiber. This lightweight material is just as fireproof as refractory cement, but it actually radiates more heat back into the room.
A typical small refractory cement gas log set (16 to 24 inches wide) weighs around 50 pounds without the burner. Extremely large sets can get up to 500 pounds in weight, although individual logs rarely weigh more than 15 pounds.
Our gas log sets are sized according to the approximate width of the log stacks. A 24 inch match lit log set, for example, is no more than 24 inches wide at the front of the stack. Burner pans, valve kits, millivolt switches and other add ons will add even more width to the set. If your fireplace is 24 inches wide, we do not recommend a 24 inch log stack, rather a shorter one so that you have natural space on either side.
Height varies by gas log set size, as well as the type of burner you choose. All of these log stacks are designed to fit in a standard, up-to-code fireplace. The difference is that some have low profiles which could leave a large gap in a high fireplace. Tall stacks that fit in a standard fireplace might look too cramped.
A single face gas log set is designed for use in a standard fireplace with one opening. The logs are stack on the burner in such a way that the hardware is covered up when viewed from the front.
A double face gas log set is usually used in a see through or peninsula fireplace. See through fireplaces have two viewing openings, while a peninsula fireplace has 3 sides. The burner is designed to be viewed from multiple angles, and the logs stack to cover the hardware from either view.If you have a fireplace with multiple openings, please see our see thru gas log sets.
Most gas log sets have timbers that have one finish, such as bark or bark-less "split" wood, that give it a specific appearance. Some log sets have a different finish on either side, allowing you to choose what you see. For example, if you buy a double face gas log set, you may have bark on one side of the fireplace while displaying split wood on the other.
It is NOT recommended that you try to install gas logs on your own. They are complicated appliances that may require modification to your fireplace and fuel source connections. For your safety, it is best to hire a certified professional installer for this task, as he or she can make sure that the gas appliance matches local fire codes and insurance liabilities.
A log set installed in a fireplace of the same width (example: 24 inch log set in a 24 inch wide fireplace) will look cramped. There won't be enough room for standard valve and ignition systems.
Using a slightly smaller log set (example: 18 inch log set in a 24 inch wide fireplace) will look more natural and leave room for add-on components.
Certain gas log sets offer a millivolt ignition system. This super-efficient electronic ignition system uses a thermocouple to draw electric power from the flame of the pilot light. Because of this, millivolt systems do not require an external power source and will still work even during a power outage.
Some of the gas burner ignition options in these log sets state that they are ANSI certified. This means that they meet the Z21.60 standard of quality for decorative gas fire features. Many jurisdictional fire code standards require this standard. Most other products meet the ANSI Z21.84 standard. Always check with your installer as to what standards you must meet for your location.
The terms "vented" and "vent-free" refer to whether your fireplace has a chimney or vent.
A vented gas log set requires a fireplace with a working chimney or vent. These act as an exhaust for the fumes from the burning of the gas or propane. Flames from a vented set are usually large, natural, and yellow. Most of these sets come with a damper clamp to keep an chimney damper open when installing in a wood-burning fireplace. You CANNOT install a vented log set in a vent-free fireplace.
A vent-free or ventless gas log set does not need a chimney or vent, but must be installed in an area with adequate airflow and ventilation. Flames from a vent-free set are usually low, hot, and red or blue. Typically you CAN install a vent-free log set in a vented fireplace, but you will need to close the vent or damper.
Most jurisdictions have ordinances in place that prevent vent-free fireplaces from being installed in bedrooms and bathrooms.
Not all log sets are outdoor compatible. It is best to get a gas log set that is approved and designed for your outdoor fireplace. We have an extensive collection of RealFyre vented gas log sets for your backyard or patio heat source, as well as a couple of models from Hargrove and Carol Rose! Click here to see our beautiful outdoor gas logs!Click here if you have more questions about our products.