Fire Glass to replace logs - options
I want to replace the ugly fake looking logs on my ventless fireplace with something more contemporary.
I won't be using this a whole lot. It seems like I can buy a kit with a burner and glass for $600-$700.
It seems like I can buy a burner+glass for $100-$150. My question is can I just buy a burner, throw it in there with the glass on top of it? I assume I need to put glass or something under it so air can circulate. I would manually light it with a long matchstick.
What am I gaining from buying these expensive kits? Probably a pilot light/safety mechanism is all I can think of. Obviously if I turn the gas on and don't light the flame or the flame goes out I have a problem.