Do I need sand for gas fireplace?

sanitystreamOctober 21, 2007

I'm renting a house with two natural-gas fireplaces (vented).

Somebody told me I should put sand in them before I use them. Why? Do I need this?

If so, should the sand over the pipe where the gas comes out underneath the log? This pipe appears to have several holes in it. Is it okay to cover it with sand?

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jasper60103

Are you burning real wood or is this a gas log set?

-jasper

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 10:58AM
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sanitystream

It's a gas log set.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 12:52PM
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jasper60103

yeah, its been a while since I used gas logs, but I believe gas log sets usually come with embers and sand. Also, you should be able to purchase these items separately at any fp store.

The sand helps distribute the flame along with the embers they add realism to your fire.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 4:01PM
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