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    btu

    what is the max btu rating for gas fireplaces?

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    Is a yellow flame ok on a gas fireplace burner?

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    Should my chimney be cleaned before I install a gas fireplace?

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    can flexable gasline be run into a wood burning fireplace to be connected to a gas burner?

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    1, There is no definitive max I know. I have seen gas logs with a BTU input as high as 120,000.

    2, The engineers are going for a yellow flame, so it looks like a real fire.

    3, Yes, and inspected.

    4, Possibly, need a pro to verify and install.



    Bottom line - you need to consult a local pro.

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    I think Peterson had a display vented gas fireplace a one of the hearth conventions that was a million btus. I don't think my wallet could support that burner though.

    Some are designed to have yellow flames while burning properly, but others, a yellow flame is a sign that there is a problem.

    I second jtp's answers. You will need a professional to get a permit to run the gas line and install the gas logs.

    Gas fireplaces are not for the DIYer and bad things happen when improperly installed.

    Call a pro, the life you save may be your own !!!!

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    Confused

    Your question is too vague. There is a big difference between gas log and gas fireplace. Which is it?

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    You can get a pretty big & exciting fire if you want:



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    I hate mushrooms, but the mushroom fireball at the end was kewl !!!!!!

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