I washed my gas logs

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jtp10181

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Feb 26, 2007
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Madison, WI
Are you having a problem? Are they really gas logs? Or is it a direct vent? Cement logs? What did you "wash" then with?
 

Kevin kay

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Feb 13, 2008
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Boston, ma
Its a Direct Vent, they are Ceramic logs??? I washed them with the garden hose, sprayed water and scrubed them with a brush. I havent used them yet, as I am converting it to LP from Natural
 

jtp10181

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Feb 26, 2007
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Most direct vents use a fiber ceramic. I don't know how it would stand up to a hose and a scrubber brush. What model of fireplace do you have? Do you possibly have cement logs? I am surprised all the paint did not come off. Either way I don't think that was a very smart thing to do.
 

swestall

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Oct 29, 2007
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Once you convert it, lite it up and see what happens. And, don't do that again, eh!
 

jtp10181

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Feb 26, 2007
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Madison, WI
If they are fairly heavy they are cement, the fiber ceramic logs are light and you can easily damage them. I think the 6000GDV had a large log in the back, and a smaller one in the front, then two Y logs that spanned those. They are cement if I remember correctly. If you let them dry out thoroughly I don't think any harm will come.
 

jtp10181

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Feb 26, 2007
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Madison, WI
Pook said:
water dont burn too good= if theyre dry theyre dry?
If there is moisture trapped inside when it heats up and expands into gas the logs could basically explode! Not very likely though.
 

Kevin kay

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Feb 13, 2008
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Boston, ma
HAY, THANKS for all the help/advise. I am going to give it a try, they have been "drying" for over 3 months-hope all the mosture is out!

Kevin
 

billb3

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Dec 14, 2007
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SE Mass
How is washing them different than a hot humid day in August in Boston ? :)
 
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