Why You Can’t Just Replace the Log Set in Your Fireplace
There are many different options when it comes to fireplace log sets. There are products that can resemble every variety of tree type and can have additional marks — like axe chops, knots and bark — included. With that many options, you might be tempted to change out your fireplace log set to update the look in your room. But before you rush to make the change — remember that most manufacturers don’t allow log sets to be switched between fireplace models.
Most direct-vent fireplaces only have one log set certified for each model and it’s extremely rare that log sets can be switched if there happens to be a variety of choices. In gas-log fires, there might be more options, but you can only switch logs if it’s specifically allowed by the manufacturer.
Log sets are integral to the proper functioning of a fireplace. The set-up logs are specific for each model and are engineered to work with a particular burner. Replacing logs with ones not meant for your specific fireplace model can be a safety hazard and as a result, most warranties will be void if you do change out the logs.
Even the placement of the logs is important. Please follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on how to place logs.
If you want to update the look of your fireplace, some models have facing or trim options that can be changed out, but often times it’s not the fireplace itself that needs to be updated. Most often the fireplace seems outdated because of the stone facing or mantel. Changing out the surrounds or updating the mantle can often make a significant difference.
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