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Monthly Archives: December 2016

  1. What is the best Gas Logs Burner?

    What is the best Gas Logs Burner?

    The R. H. Peterson G46 Gas Logs Burner is great for many reasons. You can fit a larger log set in most fireplaces, it's available with all of the best control and ignition options, it's extremely efficient and ANSI certified. This burner also makes for a very realistic looking fire.

    Terry, Gas Log Expert at Hansen Wholesale

    By Terry,
    Gas Logs Expert
    at Hansen Wholesale

     

    Terry preaches this week all about the best gas logs burner. In his opinion (and in almost all of his customers') it's the R. H. Peterson G46. The Peterson G46 Gas Logs Burner has all of the options and the most popular sizes.

    What is the best Gas Logs Burner?

    December 30th, 2016

    For the money, I like the R. H. Peterson G46 gas logs burner for a lot of reasons, and my customers are pretty hot on it, too.

    Maximum Gas Logs Size, Hides Controls

    Perhaps the best thing about this

    Standard Ignitor, Full Options Available

    It also has the piezo ignitor, which is a simple push-button operation. Instead of holding the safety pilot while lighting with a match, you just press a button. Of course, the G46 works with all of the ignitor and control types, so you can have electronic ignition with a remote and a flame you can adjust, too.

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  2. Are Ventless Gas Logs Safe?

    Are Ventless Gas Logs Safe?

    A ventless gas logs system is just like a gas stove. If you feel safe operating your gas stove, you should feel completely safe operating a ventless gas log system. The fuel burns cleanly, so the result is mostly carbon dioxide and water. Like your gas stove, you wouldn't run your ventless gas log system 24 hours a day.

    Felix, Gas Log Expert at Hansen WholesaleBy Felix,
    Gas Logs Expert
    at Hansen Wholesale

    Felix is back this week with more helpful advice about Gas Logs. Felix has been working with Gas Logs for years and he's a really good guy, so you can trust his word on this subject.

    Are Ventless Gas Logs Safe?

    December 23rd, 2016

    Ventless (or vent-free) Gas Logs are safe.

    Like a Gas Stove

    To me, a ventless gas log system is just like a gas stove. If you feel safe operating your gas stove, you should feel completely safe operating a ventless gas log system. The fuel burns cleanly, so the result is mostly carbon dioxide and water. Let's be clear: not Carbon Monoxide (CO), which can be dangerous - but carbon dioxide (CO2), which is what plants "breathe."

    Just like your gas stove, flames eat up oxygen so you don't want to leave it running 24 hours a day. As a general rule, you should not run your ventless logs for more than 4 hours at a time so that you have plenty of oxygen in your home. But to be extra safe, all of our ventless gas logs will automatically turn themselves off before the oxygen gets too low.

    Don't Rearrange the Logs

    One little piece

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  3. When To Buy Gas Logs

    When To Buy Gas Logs

    There are a few reasons to get gas logs. The main ones are:

    • You are tired of dealing with wood and ashes.
    • Burning wood is now illegal where you are for safety or environmental reasons.
    • You bought cheap logs that didn't last.
    • You want to upgrade your ignition system.
    • You're ready for a different or better-looking fireplace.

    Terry, Gas Log Expert at Hansen Wholesale

    By Terry,
    Gas Logs Expert
    at Hansen Wholesale

    One of Hansen Wholesale's Gas Log Experts, Terry helps you know when it's time to pull the trigger on a new Gas Logs system for your fireplace. There are many reasons you might want gas logs or replacement pieces for your existing setup, and Terry spells them out for you so when you're ready, you'll know what to do.

    When To Buy Gas Logs

    December 16th, 2016

    Let's take a look at each of the situations you might want to buy new gas logs in more detail.

    Tired of dealing with wood?

    Nothing can replace the aroma of a true wood fire. But finding wood (perhaps buying it), storing it, tending to it, chopping it, hauling it, and then cleaning out the fireplace and chimney regularly - that all gets old. Often my customers prefer to press a button and have a beautiful fire - and that's it! No wood, so no smell, but no smoke, no ashes, no cleaning. Just a beautiful fire.

    It's now illegal to burn wood in your municipality

    Some States,

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  4. Why Won't My Gas Logs Stay Lit?

    Why Won't My Gas Logs Stay Lit?

    Feb 16th, 2017 | Updated: November 16th, 2020

    When you have a gas logs or a gas fireplace in your home, you expect a reliable flame to form every time you turn it on. If starting your gas logs is more trouble than building a fire from scratch, though, that's often a sign of a part malfunctioning in the system. Here's what's likely going on with your fireplace if it's becoming a recurring issue.

    Lit Stone Fireplace and Wood Mantle Fireplace with Gas Logs_Hansen Wholesale

    Reasons Your Gas Logs Won't Stay Lit

    1. Faulty Thermocouple

    The thermocouple is a metal sensor that tells your gas valve that the pilot light is lit, allowing gas to flow through said valve. This device heats up when it makes direct contact with a lit pilot light, so it spends a substantial amount of time exposed to the flame. As a result, the thermocouple can develop carbon buildup that over time can compromise its function. While it's sometimes a fix as easy as cleaning off this device, it's typically easier to hire a professional to assure the problem doesn't lie elsewhere.

    2. Pilot Adjustment

    Often times a simple pilot adjustment is all that is needed to get your fireplace running properly. If the flame is too high or too low your fireplace may not light or it may shut off after a short period of time. The pilot should be blue in color and should just barely overlap the thermocouple or thermopile.

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  5. How Gas Logs Are Made - Best Gas Log Construction

    How Gas Logs Are Made - Best Gas Log Construction

    Quality gas log construction - the best gas logs use refractory concrete and lined with metal rods. Skilled artisans hand-paint these quality gas logs with high-temperature resistant glazes and paints. These will last long and are beautiful for years. Inexpensive logs use cement and will break down quickly, often in less than a year.

    Andrew, Gas Log Expert at Hansen WholesaleBy Andrew,
    Gas Logs Expert
    at Hansen Wholesale

    Hansen Wholesale gives you some more valuable information today. One of our most promising Gas Logs Experts, Andrew, explains how the best in the business make the best gas logs. He tells you about the materials involved, and how not to allow others to rip you off. You need to get a set that lasts, and construction is one of the most important considerations!

    How It's Made: Gas Log Construction
    -Andrew Tells it Like it Is

    December 2nd, 2016

    How gas logs are made have a significant impact on their longevity and attractive look over time. There are many inexpensive sets, but they also might be garbage after their first use!

    That's why we work with R. H. Peterson. We can sell any gas logs we want, but R. H. Peterson and their Real Fyre Gas Logs have the best construction of any of them.

    Cement is often a choice for low-cost logs, but it can't handle the high temperatures that happen in the average fireplace. Some manufacturers use pure ceramic, but they do not look very realistic and have a tendency to easily

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