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Stove incert or log set?

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by save$, Nov 8, 2009.

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  1. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    I have a prefab fireplace which I would like to be able to use for some real heat. While I do have a furnace and a pellet stove, they are useless when the power goes out. I have been considering putting something in the fireplace, but would like something fairly clean. I have seen some of the gas inserts and also seen some fire log sets. Both claim to put our about the same amount of heat. Comments??? thanks

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  2. jtp10181

    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    gas logs are decorative, unless you get a vent free set. Direct vent inserts would be your safest, and most efficient end result.
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    Fsappo New Member

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    If you are ONLY looking for heat when the power goes out, vent free logs are your most cost effective. Do you run natural gas or lp?
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    save$ Minister of Fire

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    We only have access to LP in this area. Cost about 2.50 I have been told.
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    Fsappo New Member

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    Id use the VF Logs then, for emergency heat
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