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
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
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.
On Nov 6, 1:17 pm, email@example.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.
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
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
Can I use teflon tape for the connections?
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.
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