Asked on Dec 8, 2011
I know this is probably a dumb question, buuutt....
we have a gas fireplace with no gas logs (there were never fake logs when we bought the house). We use the gas just to get the fire started and burn real wood. I have heard that this is a bad idea, but this is what we did at my house growing up and never had a problem in 15 years. And now we've been doing it at my house for a couple years without any problems. I hate to give up burning real wood, I love it so much, but of course I don't want to keep doing it if it really is a hazard. Any advice?