Gas Logs Model CHASGF-24-11
R. H. Peterson 24" Charred Aged Split Real Fyre Gas Logs with Burner Kit and Basic Remote Pilot Ignition System for Ventless Wood Burning Fireplaces retrofitted with Natural Gas or a UL approved ventless firebox.
The Real Fyre Charred Aged Split gas logs look just like something you would find out in the wood shed. They look like they were hand cut with an axe, then left to cure for several years. For Vent Free applications only except when used with the GF series Low BTU vented burner system.. Most of our log sets are pictured in either 18" or 24" size. The number of logs may vary based on the size you choose.
This is a ventless (or vent-free) gas log burner system designed to be installed in a wood burning fireplace retrofitted with Natural Gas and burned with the damper closed or in a UL approved ventless firebox that does not have a chimney.
You cannot install this gas log set in a type-b vent (natural vent) gas fireplace or direct vent gas fireplace or any gas or wood burning stove.
It burns Natural Gas and is for use indoors only. To make sure you have the right type of fireplace to install this gas log, please read this page: Where can gas logs be installed?
Professional Installation is required for all ventless products. Check local building codes for any restrictions or conditions regarding ventless logs
before you purchase or install them. Use of a Carbon Monoxide Detector is recommended with ventless products (Read more Warnings & Precautions below!
Ventless Gas Log BTU Calculator!
Ventless gas logs MUST NOT exceed a certain BTU rating based on the size of a room. The formula for calculating the maximum BTU allowed is: Room Width x Room Length x Ceiling Height x 20. You can use this tool below to perform the calculation. Find out why it is important to limit the BTU output of ventless gas logs based on the size of the room!
Enter your ROOM DIMENSIONS:
Professional Installation is required for all ventless products. Vent Free gas logs are not recommended for use in elevations over 2,000 feet. We advise that you install a high quality Carbon Monoxide Detector if you install a ventless gas log. Some cities do not allow vent free gas logs to be installed in bedrooms, bathrooms or other confined spaces, others do not allow ventless gas logs to be installed at all (California for example). Check local building codes for any restrictions or conditions regarding ventless logs before you purchase or install them. You may also view this: USA Map of Ventless Code Status
There are no Remote burners for these logs. Try changing to a Remote or Match-Light burner...they are available in the larger sizes.
Ventless Gas Log Warnings and Precautions!
The information below is not just limited to the Charred Aged Split logs from R. H. Peterson, it is for ANY BRAND OR MODEL of ventless gas logs.
Please read this information before you purchase ventless logs from any dealer.
You probably know better than to use Gasoline inside your home to clean things. This is not something that you learn by experience, it is something that
you are taught at a young age by someone whom you trust. But you most likely do not know much about the safe operation
of a ventless gas log set...or about the potential hazards that non-safe operation can create. It is also less likely that any other place that sells ventless
gas logs is going to be so blatant and up front about these warnings. But our years of experience have taught us that it is best that you know about these things
before you make your purchase rather than after you receive your log set and find it all spelled out clearly in your installation manual.
For Your Safety: The list of guidelines below are not just mere suggestions,
they are MANDATORY for the safe operation of any ventless gas log.
Failure to follow these guidelines can cause any ventless gas log set to operate improperly. When a ventless gas log does not operate properly,
it can create a potential safety hazard resulting in physical harm or death. These hazards include (but are not limited to) production of excess carbon monoxide,
excessive moisture or the possibility of explosion. Please be very aware that ventless gas logs are to be installed and used carefully. They are not an
unattended "Turn it on and forget about it" kind of appliance. Precautions must be taken to ensure your safety!
If this all sounds to daunting, then you may want to consider Vented gas logs,
which have far fewer complications.
THINGS YOU MUST DO...
- You Must: Install the log set in a solid fuel burning masonry fireplace (wood burning fireplace),
UL-127 listed factory-build fireplace (prefab or zero clearance), or in a listed vent free firebox enclosure. NO exceptions!
- You Must: Check with your local building department to determine if ventless gas logs are allowed in your city
- You Must: Make sure the log set has been properly sized for the firebox in which it is to be installed.
- You Must: Have your log set installed by a professional.
- You Must: Have the operating gas pressure checked by a professional to ensure it falls within the minimum and maximum allowed pressure.
- You Must: Be sure the room in which the log set is to be installed qualifies as an unconfined space.
- You Must: Permanently close and seal any ash dumps or outside air ducts in the fireplace with a heat-resistant sealant.
- You Must: Have a fireplace screen in place during operation of the log set!
- You Must: Be sure the gas piping to the fireplace is sized to provide the minimum inlet pressure and capacity required (see owners manual)
- You Must: Inspect the product carefully to ensure all parts have been received in good condition.
- You Must: Be sure that the burner assembly, logs, ember bed, or embers are installed properly, carefully following the instructions given in the Owner's Manual.
Improper installation will create operation problems and may create a safety hazard!
- You Must: Make sure the bottom logs are firmly seated on the burner and that the top logs are appropriately placed. Refer to the LOG PLACEMENT section in your main instructions.
- You Must: Limit the placement of lava granules, embers, or any other associated parts to those areas specified (see owners manual).
- You Must: Center the log set in the fireplace. In a solid fuel burning fireplace, place the log set forward while ensuring that no part of the set extends beyond the face of the fireplace.
- You Must: Either install a hood over your fireplace opening to meet the specified clearances to a mantel shelf, or burn your logs with the damper fully open!
- You Must: Make sure there are no drafts into or around the fireplace by turning off ceiling fans and floor fans and closing heating and air conditioning vents, returns, and outside air vents
THINGS YOU MUST NOT DO...
- Do NOT: Use ventless logs as a primary heat source!
- Do NOT: Burn ventless gas logs for extended periods of time (no more than 6 hours per day)!
- Do NOT: Use any type of heat circulating device designed to blow heat from the fire into your room!
- Do NOT: Seal the flue damper!
- Do NOT: Install the log set in a solid fuel burning fireplace until the firebox,
damper and chimney have been thoroughly cleaned and inspected by an authorized service person (licensed chimney sweep).
- Do NOT: Install the log set unless the gas supply is the same type as the gas stated on the gas log set rating plate (Nat. or L.P.)
- Do NOT: Install the log set if the gas pressure to the fireplace does not meet the minimum required (see owners manual)
- Do NOT: Install the log set unless the minimum clearance to combustible materials are met or exceeded (see owners manual)
- Do NOT: Attach this log set to an unregulated propane tank or an unregulated high pressure natural gas system...this could cause an Explosion!
- Do NOT: Install the log set in high traffic areas or near drapes or other combustible materials as the high temperatures generated by the set may create a hazard!
- Do NOT: Install the log set if the operating gas pressure to the fireplace does not meet minimum required (see owners manual).
Low pressure will keep the unit from operating properly (nuisance shut down, porr ignition).
- Do NOT: Add any additional logs, lava granules, embers, accessories, or any other foreign objects to the log set as this will cause sooting and high carbon monoxide levels.
Accessories may be added in the firebox, but must not interfere with the burn of the log set. Granules are decorative and are to be placed on the floor of the fireplace only,
not on the burner system or logs.
- Do NOT: Close glass fireplace doors when log set is in operation!
- Do NOT: Re-light your log set for at least ONE MINUTE after extinguishing the flame!
MORE THINGS TO BE AWARE OF...
- Ventless gas logs produce an odor and may cause eye irritation or coughing to those that are sensitive (Read more here!).
- Ventless gas logs are not permitted in California and other states and cities throughout the USA. (check with your local building department).
- Ventless gas logs lower the oxygen level in your home.
- Ventless gas logs are required to have an ODS (oxygen depletion sensor) that will shut down the system of oxygen starts to become depleted from your home.
- Ventless gas logs produce large amounts of water vapor (H20) which can result in mildew.
- Ventless gas logs produce large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Ventless gas logs produce low levels of carbon monoxide (CO) and Sulfur Dioxide (S02), but can produce unsafe levels if not burned properly
- You cannot use ventless logs as a primary heat source or operate them for extended periods of time (no more than 6 hours/day).
- You may need to operate your ventless logs with a window cracked open, which allows cold air to come into your home and diminishes the heat efficiency.
Not sure if Ventless logs are right for you?
Read about the differences between Vented and Ventless gas logs here:
Vented - vs - Ventfree Gas Logs