JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11 Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 631 times:
The home I bought came with a gas fireplace. It has the gas burner with 'fake' logs (I'm guessing made out of lava). The fire is real, but its not from burning wood. So it throws off very little heat. You have to sit on the hearth to feel the heat at all. Anyway, for this reason, I want to convert it to a traditional wood-burning fireplace. I did the 90-second search and only found how to convert wood-burning to gas (???). Does anyone know anything at all about this? Ideally, I'd like to use the gas line as a starter. It has a full chimney, flue and seems to be be configured for a genuine fire. Anything I should check or look out for? I need links if possible.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 588 times:
LY744, that link is EXACTLY what I was looking for!!! Thanks, bro!
174thfwff, actually, the flue and chimney already exist. So I should be all set.
Mls, I do intend to have a pro verify that the current fixtures are good for wood-burning. I'm pretty sure it is. Afterall, even though fueled by natural gas, the fire is real fire. But I do want to be certain to avoid burning my house down.
174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 567 times:
Also if you choose NOT to get a professional to at least look at it, call your local fire department (not by 911, duh) and ask if someone will come over and take a look at it. They could tell you if it is sound or not. Our fire department asks the people of the town to just because we would rather go and visit when it's a calm situation, not when it's a signal 99 and the house is completely aflame.