Q&A Gas Log System - convert to Wood Burning?

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    Question:

    Can a fireplace equipped with gas log equipment, i.e., valves, stems,
    etc. be used at times as a wood burning fireplace without modification?



    Answer:

    In general...no, unless the gas stuff in question is a cast-iron firestarter designed to light wood and then have wood burned on it. This is because these setups use a manual shutoff which is located in the wall a few feet away. The normal gas log safety valves cannot take the heat from the wood fire or they will malfunction.
     

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