gas logs installing

Any tips for installing a new set of gas logs?
I am replacing an older set and will probably need to remove some of the older pipe.
Can I use teflon tape for the connections?
Thanks
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Teflon except on the compression joints
should replace the pipe and keep it as low as possible away from the flames. after you install, inspect with flames on to make sure they are not touching or near the pipe. (i used one of the flexible hoses, for a water heater ~ i think) check to be sure the couplings are right.
pretty straight forward
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I assume this is NATURAL GAS, not propane. NG requires a special teflon tape. Read the tape roll to know if you have the correct type. It's often yellow colored tape. DO NOT use any tape not labelled for NG. Myself, I prefer suing teflon tape for plumbing and pipe dope for gas. But that's just my personal preference.
I never understood the point to gas logs. Give me real logs to save on gas, or just use the furnace which is more efficient. But this is not my for me to decide so enjoy them.
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oops. my assumption! thanks for your comment!
I like my gas logs. But I've got a fireplace made of limestone and my wife insists on having a fire.
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On Nov 6, 1:17 pm, snipped-for-privacy@notmail.com wrote:

My town, in their infinite wisdom, amended the building code about 10 years ago to say no woodburning fireplaces in new construction. You want a fireplace, you're stuck with gas. Can't have all those nasty particulates going up the chimney you know. Much better to burn fossil fuel. I wouldn't think fireplace smoke would be too major an issue in east suburban Phoenix AZ.
<end rant>
Jerry
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thanks for your comments/advice.
it is natural gas.
of course I prefer a real wood fire as you do. but I guess I'm getting lazy. with the cleanup, buying wood, etc., real wood can be a hassle, and we don't use the fireplace that often.
I was also somewhat concerned that a real wood fire might trigger the smoke alarm.
Any tips for installing a new set of gas logs?
I am replacing an older set and will probably need to remove some of the older pipe.
Can I use teflon tape for the connections?
Thanks
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I have not had good luck with teflon tape. I would recommend pipe dope. For steel pipe to steep pipe joints, tighten them well. Don't be afraid of overtightening. That stuff is pretty tough. Check all joints with soap water, looking for bubbles.
Bob
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