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I don't blame you. I buy my wood fireplace ready and by the cord. It is stored at a separate location and I just drive over and fill up a plastic garbage bin with what I need for a night or two, but not everyone is that lucky. In my house it is just for ambience not as a source of heat. Same with the firepit in the backyard.
I agree with others who have suggested having it done professionally. You'll need a gas line run before installation. One thing my local natural gas company required before installation was to have the chimney cleaned to prevent a chimney fire from built up residue from wood fires.
I had the gas company install my logs and every fall I have them come and light the pilot light.
After a winter with power outages, I converted my fireplace to gas. I went to a local fireplace shop where I could choose the specific log style and arrangement. Their staff (which included a moonlighting gas company employee) installed the gas line and starter, set up the logs, and gave me a tutorial on how to relight the pilot in case it goes out.
Get a professional!
I agree. Go to a local fireplace shop. I used to sell gas logs & there are many different styles depending on if you want heat or just ambiance. If you just ant ambiance & looking to DIY maybe an electric insert would be a cheaper, easier choice
Hi. Sorry, but this is not a DIY project. If you have gas in the house it's just a matter of a pro to come in and install the lines. If you don't have gas, consider electric.
We had a log burning fireplace and like you, tired of buying wood and cleaning out the ashes. We put in a gas log since we had a gas igniter in the fireplace already. That was nice and we liked it but the cost of gas was prohibitive. Seemed like money going up the chimney. After one year, we changed to electric and have enjoyed our fireplace since.
I got an electric fireplace with a heater using a remote control. I love it, it takes the chill off the room on a cold night. Got mine from ElectricFireplacesDirect.com
I really think that you should hire a Pro gasfitter to do this, it can be really dangerous if you don't know what you're doing and testing for leaks.