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boudinman
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In the market for a realistic looking VENTED LP gas OAK logs for fireplace.

Preferably in the 55,000 - 65,000 BTU range to help heat 1800 sf home during the winter months. Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks in Advance.


Hopeful Doc
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RH Peterson Real Fyre. I have a designer series set of split oak. In laws just got the charred series. There are 10-second “burn videos” on YouTube for most sets. The catalog is fairly extensive. Your local fireplace store probably has 5-10 sets in stock to see.


jmon
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How well do gas logs heat a room compared to burning real wood? Curious because I have a wood burning fireplace with a gas line for starting the fire, but it is rarely, if ever, used, but would like to use it more on very cold days and not hassle with wood and ash. Fireplace is vented out through the roof.


CrawDude
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2nd Real Frye gas logs. Though I don’t have an oak log set I have Driftwood logs and they are very realistic. I’ve seen their oak logs in the show room and they looked very realistic and as noted by doc there are several plus oak log options to consider.

FWIW, I ordered mine from the eFireplaceStore LINK and did a DYI install. There is an online calculator on the website that can help you select the right size log set if you are interested in the DYI route.


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Hopeful Doc
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How well do gas logs heat a room compared to burning real wood?


Like you, I replaced a starter and a grate for wood because my wife likes fires. Since we got the remote start, we have probably lit a fire 3/4 the days since we have had this thing, and we got it about two years ago. I never really ran this with wood, and I am also vented, so my flue is wide open. It doesn’t put out a ton of heat, but when she lights July fires I will sometimes make her turn them down or turn the fan on. I don’t think this fireplace would put out a ton of heat with wood logs, either, though, just due to how it’s made. The logs are a very unusual material and hold heat very well. I would guess it’s somewhere in the range of a solid 2-3 log fire. If you stacked your wood right and had 8-10 logs in there with good airflow, it would certainly be hotter. But if you stand next to it, it’s warm enough, but it doesn’t do a ton for the room temp.

Some people like the less-realistic looking “ventless” sets because you can run them with the flue closed and heat up a whole house.


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lsujro
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I have previously installed the ~$250 ones you can get at HD/Lowes and they were fine. I'm sure the higher priced ones look more realistic, but they are all fake looking to me. Agree with others - vented don't provide a ton of heat, but the ventless ones really get too hot to run for more than a few minutes imo. These provide ambiance and a couple degrees of added heat to the room to take the chill off, which is what i want.


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clickboom
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I have the Real Fyre logs as well. They look exactly like real wood logs. I installed myself and it was relatively easy. As far as heating the room, they don’t do the best job, at least in my experience. Definitely more aesthetics than functionality.


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eng08
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Wood burners in BR has lots of stuff in their showroom


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