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Remote Gas Logs
Details about remote control gas logs and remote gas log burner systems

Remote Control Gas Logs are becoming ever so popular because of their hassle-free convenience. Imagine not having to do anything but push the button on your gas log remote and...wallah!...you have an instant roaring fire with no fuss or mess. No more wood to store, no more ashes to clean, and for those who already have a match-light gas log set, no more praying that the hairs on your arms don't get singed as you light your logs. The only inconvenience you will face is trying to figure out what type of remote control gas logs to buy...because the options can be confusing to say the least. We created this page to help you understand the differences between the various types of remote controlled gas logs. After reading this, we suggest that you give us a call and talk to one of our gas log experts who can quickly help you choose which log style, burner system and remote control combination will best suite your fireplace and your budget.




Remote Gas Logs Basics:

Remote controlled gas logs come in 3 main varieties: Basic On/Off Remotes, Variable Flame Remotes and Electronic Ignition Remotes. Each of these types of gas logs will have some type of pilot system that has a battery operated transmitter and receiver. Each of the 3 types also comes with a manual over-ride knob attached directly to the safety pilot that allows you to operate the logs directly without using the remote control, so if you have temporarily (or permanently) misplaced your remote transmitter, you can still operate the gas log set. Below are descriptions of each type as well as links to find them on our website.


Basic On/Off Remote Gas Logs

Gas logs that have a basic On/Off remote control burner system have the ability to turn the logs on and off, but cannot adjust the flame up or down, so the flame is always in a fixed setting. This is the least expensive type of gas log remote control burner system because it requires less sophisticated working components. On/Off remote control gas logs will come with a safety pilot that must stay lit in order for the system to operate. To turn the logs on or off, you simply push the button on the remote transmitter. An upgraded "Thermostatic Remote Transmitter" can be purchased that will also turn the logs on and off off automatically based on the room temperature.


Adjustable Flame Remote Gas Logs (Variable Flame)

Gas logs that have an Adjustable Flame Remote (often called Variable Flame Remote) burner system give you the ability to adjust the flame height directly from the remote transmitter in addition to turning the logs on and off. This is our most popular type of remote control because it brings full control of the log set right to your finger tips. Variable flame remote control burner systems are more expensive than the basic on/off remotes because they have a sophisticated motorized valve that opens and closes when you hold the remote transmitter in the up or down flame height position. As with the on/off remote control gas logs, variable flame remote gas logs will also have a standing pilot that must remain lit in order for the system to operate.


Electronic Ignition Remote Gas Logs

Gas logs that have an electronic ignition remote control system are the most sophisticated...and hence, the most expensive. The main difference between the Electronic Ignition Remote and the other options is that there is no standing pilot when the gas logs are in the off mode. The electronic ignition system automatically lights the pilot whenever it is turned on and the pilot goes out when you turn the logs off...all accomplished with a push of the button from the remote. The electronic ignition system used for most Peterson gas logs is an On/Off only control, so it does not have the ability to adjust the flame height either manually or with a remote control. The G10 and G18 series ventless gas logs are an exception to this as they do have the ability to adjust the flame height both manually and via the included remote control.


Get Help from our Gas Log Experts

Choosing the right type of control system, safety pilot and gas log burner can be confusing if you are not familiar with the various options that are available for each gas log set. We highly recommend that you call and talk to one of our gas log experts who will help you choose the best gas logs for your needs and budget.

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  1. Question #9479 - Posted: 4/8/2014 1:36:59 AM

    Gas Logs Question

    http://www.hansenwholesale.com/gas-logs/vented/model.asp?StyleCode=RDP&FPType=Standard&GasType=NG&Na...

    QUESTION: I am looking for Peterson Model # SDPG46-18-17, but I do not see it on your web site. Do you carry it?

    ANSWER: Yes, we do carry it. Here is a link: Peterson SDPG46-18-17 Split Oak Designer Plus

  2. Question #9475 - Posted: 4/8/2014 1:29:42 AM

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    QUESTION: On a RH Peterson burner, what is the difference, or pros and cons from a G45A Burner and a G45 Triple T Burner? Is it just the certification or is there a performance difference as well?

    ANSWER: The G45A has a manual safety pilot that is factory installed and tested to meet ANSI approval. The G45 is a match-light burner with no safety pilot. If you purchase a G45 and add a safety pilot it will not be installed and tested at the factory. Otherwise, both burners are identical and both are Triple T. Many cities and states require ANSI approval, so if in doubt, it is best to purchase an ANSI approved burner.

  3. Question #9474 - Posted: 4/7/2014 1:30:01 AM

    Gas Logs Question

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    QUESTION: I have a zero clearance fire place that had the chimney removed when the house was re-roofed. I never intend to burn wood in it again. It never worked very well burning wood. Ventless is an option, but what are my options for a vented log? I would not want to take the vent through the roof. Can it be vented to a side wall? What are the limitations for running vent horizontally (how long)? I live in St. Louis, MO. Firebox can handle a G10 18

    ANSWER: There are no options to vent a previous wood burning fireplace out a side wall, it must be vented through the roof as it was before in order to burn any gas logs, vented or ventless. Please do not burn anything in your fireplace without having he chimney installed as it was before...it will not be safe.

  4. Question #9467 - Posted: 4/3/2014 7:53:00 AM

    Gas Logs Question

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    QUESTION: I am looking at model HRG45-24-P-SS. the gas line comes into the fireplace from the left side (looking forward at the fireplace). Will this burner-log set work? When I looked at the instruction manual, the diagram shows the gas line on the right.

    ANSWER: You can easily reroute the gas line to the left side using a longer flex tube or black pipe. Often times, depending on the location of your gas line, the flex tube that comes with the burner will reach the other side. If it does not, then you can purchase a longer flex tube from us or from a hardware store or home center.

  5. Question #9455 - Posted: 2/17/2014 9:10:47 AM

    Gas Logs Question

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    QUESTION: Cn I just order the burner since I already have a 24 " split oak log set? My existing burner is leaking. Am looking at the G46-24 SPK.

    ANSWER: Yes, if you already have Peterson logs, we can supply you with the correct burner that is matched to them. The G46-24-SPK is one of the burners that is compatible with your logs. Give us a call and we will process your order over the phone. Call: 1-800-201-1193.

  6. Question #9454 - Posted: 2/17/2014 9:09:00 AM

    Gas Logs Question

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    QUESTION: Hello, Thank you for taking my question. We have install installed a ventless fire place Patterson.. The unit was complete but had no logs supplied. Bought new logs. Can any ventless log be used with the burner. Or are the logs and burner sold only in sets?

    ANSWER: Warning: Do not use any logs other than those designed for the particular burner you own. The logs are in fact specific to the burner. It is critical that you get the right logs because if the flame hits the logs differently than the original design it can cause the gas to burn incompletely. Incomplete combustion of gas results in the additional byproducts of soot and carbon monoxide (lethal and odorless), which will be introduced directly into your home.

  7. Question #9449 - Posted: 2/1/2014 3:26:13 PM

    Gas Logs Question

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    QUESTION: I have a Peterson 18" gas log set I'm installing myself. The installation manual shows a right hand gas supply. My fireplace has a left gas supply. Can I just disassemble the burner pan and convert it to a left gas input and put the cap on the right? Or do I need to run a lot more pipe all the way from the left side to the right side? Thanks

    ANSWER: If you have a matchlight system (one without a safety pilot) then you can switch the plug and orifice from one side to the other to convert it to left gas input. If you have a safety pilot, it depends on the pilot system you have: some of them can and other cannot be reversed...it will be obvious because the pilot mechanism would be upside down when reversed. If such is the case, then either get a longer flex tube from a home center, or reroute the gas line using black pipe and elbows.

  8. Question #9448 - Posted: 1/30/2014 9:12:57 AM

    Gas Logs Question

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    QUESTION: We have a "Fire-Gear" vent-less propane fireplace. It gives off a noxious odor. We had it service but to no avail. We are thinking of replacing it w Peterson brand. Will this take care of our problem?

    ANSWER: Fire Gear is not a top quality brand like Peterson, so it is quite likely that replacing them with a better quality vent free gas log from Peterson will help reduce the odor. But it is important to be aware that ALL ventless appliances produce some odor because all of the byproducts of burning the fire are introduced into the room. Propane can be particularly worse than natural gas because the quality of the propane varies from supplier to supplier. The more impurities there are in the propane, the more potential there is for smell coming from burning a ventless gas log. Although we would love to sell you a new gas log set, we cannot guarantee that it would eliminate or reduce the odor. The only way to find out would be to install them. At least in that manner, you would know for sure whether it is the log set causing the problem, or the gas you are being supplied. Read more about what causes vent-free gas logs to produce a smell:

  9. Question #9447 - Posted: 1/30/2014 8:46:17 AM

    Gas Logs Question

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    QUESTION: My daughter has vented gas logs in her bedroom which is about 24x36. It is her primary heat system. Recently we noticed that the ceiling and top part of her walls were becoming covered in black soot. Why would the logs start this and is it dangerous to them. They have a 1 month old that sleeps in that room as well. I have noticed that some of the baby toys that are plastic have the black on them also. I am very nervous about this. Would it be better for them to get ventless with a heatalator?

    ANSWER: Please stop using the gas logs immediately, it is dangerous to use them if they are producing soot. Where there is soot, there is also carbon monoxide, which as you know is a lethal odorless gas. You need to have your gas logs serviced or replaced because they are no longer burning cleanly as vent free gas logs should. Some Heating and AC companies are qualified to service ventless appliances, so use your local yellow pages to call around. Or, you can use the resource on this page to locate a professional who is qualified to service your gas logs: Locate a Gas Log Service Professional.

  10. Question #9446 - Posted: 1/26/2014 3:14:39 PM

    Gas Logs Question

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    QUESTION: I have a Peterson real fire vented gas log system 18inch in my fireplace for several years and am very satisfied. I would like to change just the burner to make a vent free system for more heat. Is this possible. Thanks

    ANSWER: Unfortunately you cannot change just the burner in order to create a ventless gas log set. The burner and logs must be designed to work together, so you will need to buy a complete setup. The reason is that ventless gas logs must burn in a very controlled manner in order to burn cleanly. Any disruption to the way the flame burns, such as touching the logs in the wrong place, will cause the gas to burn incompletely and produce exhaust...including carbon monoxide and soot. So the flames cannot touch the logs in any manner in which the system was not designed...which means you must have the correct logs and they must be stacked exactly as described in the owners manual.

About This Special Offer

*$35 TO $100 OFF applies to any complete gas log set (meaning gas log purchased with a burner system) of any size. The discount is equivalent to 15% OFF the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and the breakdown is shown on our gas log detail pages.

FREE SHIPPING: Free Shipping applies only to complete log sets that are 30" or less in width when shipped via Fed-Ex ground.

$100 OFF FREIGHT DELIVERY: Logs that are larger than 30" must ship on a freight delivery truck. We have reduced the shipping cost for freight deliveries from $350 to $250 saving you an extra $100 during this promotion.

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