Wood to natural gas conversion

schlot Posted By schlot, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM

  1. schlot

    schlot
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 21, 2011
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    Just spent the weekend with a friend in at his Texas house. He has several wood fire places in the house that he never used. He wants to convert one of them by installing a gas log system in it. The fire place was build with a NG pipe supply for starting purposes.

    Has anyone here done this? What should he be looking at? Will the accordian glass doors need to be replaced?
     
  2. DAKSY

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    He will need to measure the fire box & visit his local hearth shop to see what is offered & what will be specified for that size fire box. If the gas line has been stubbed into the fire box, it's about 1 hour to set everything up. An appliance connector should be all that is needed to complete the gas line. A lot of times, tho, the gas is stubbed in, but the other end has never been connected to the gas line in the basement, for safety reasons. That may take some time if there isn't a tee in the system for a new appliance feed. The glass door can stay on, but it must be opened when the gas log is burning. Generally they have tempered glass instead of Pyroceram & they can shatter from excessive heat build up.
     

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