What are electric fireplace logs? How do you use them? Where can you buy them? These are just a few questions you might have when you’re ready to update your fireplace and replace the traditional wood-burning unit with one that burns natural gas, propane, or electric fuel.
Home Depot is an excellent place to start your search for electric fireplace inserts. Home Depot has all kinds of equipment including electric fireplace logs with heater. Many home depots will have their own supplies in addition to the ones offered at Home Depot. If they don’t have what you’re looking for in stock, they will usually be able to order it for you.
Since you’ll be dealing with a large amount of merchandise, it’s a good idea to have a checklist handy when you visit your home depot. This way, you won’t forget anything important. Have a pen and paper with you so you don’t get lost on the way to the cooling department. Be sure to take along at least one other person with you, in case you get lost in the pile of items. That way, if anything needs to be fixed, you have someone else to assist you.
The first thing you’ll notice when you reach your home depot is the fireplace damper clamp. This clamp helps close the electric fireplace logs with the gas cylinder in place. Most of the time, the electric damper clamp holds one side of the electric cylinder, while the other side is left free. It’s a bit of a trick to get the cylinder in place without the clamp coming off, but this simple step helps keep the logs from flying out of the fireplace.
Next, bring the two inserts that come with your electric fireplace logs into the home depots. You can usually see them on the bottom of the logs – either a solid or a dotted line. Place the inserts into the holes on the bottom of the logs, making sure that they are seated tightly.
Now, it’s time to test the logs to make sure that they are set up correctly. You’ll need to remove the inserts from the furnace or hot air ventilator unit. You’ll need to open up the damper clamp, and place the fake logs inside. Make sure that they are flush with the floor, and that there is at least a half-inch between the logs and the sides of the ventilator unit. You may want to set the damper halfway open, just in case some of the fake logs fly out during the firing process. Once you’ve ensured that the logs are firmly in place, you can insert the real logs in the damper, making sure that they are securely held in place.
Finally, you can close the damper stop, making sure that the electric fireplace logs are securely fastened in place. Then, you can place the clamps over the gas log sets, and bring them up to their maximum level. Then, you should push the clamp towards the back of the fireplace, so that it can rest against the wall behind it. It is important to have a good seal against the outside air during this process.
There you have it – the process for installing electric fireplace logs in your home. With this information, you should be ready to start shopping around for your next log set! Home depots are full of great deals on top quality gas fireplace logs, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the right one. With so many different types available, I’m sure you’ll find something that will work perfectly for your home.