Asked by: Fabienne Iturralde
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th March, 2020

Can you use firewood in a gas fireplace?

Yes, a gas fireplace is perfectly safe to burn normal wood in. And you don't have to buy those Duraflame logs, just load in your wood and light the gas for five or so minutes and then turn it off and tend to your nice wood burning fireplace.

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People also ask, is it safe to burn wood in a gas fireplace?

A gas fireplace is not designed to burn wood; burning wood in it could be a fire hazard, or, at the very least, fill your home with smoke. Some gas fireplaces have all the necessary safety features to burn wood if you wish to convert the fireplace entirely to a wood-burning version.

can you burn paper in a gas fireplace? Don't burn colored paper. The inks used in wrapping paper, newspaper inserts, and magazines contain metals that can give off toxic fumes when burned. Paper burns very quickly, so there is also a danger that flames may enter the chimney and ignite the creosote deposits in the flue.

Subsequently, question is, what kind of wood do you use for a gas fireplace?

If the fireplace is built to proper dimensions, the heat source (firewood or gas) should be recessed enough that any type wood could be used. Pine or poplar if you are going to paint it. If not pick a wood that goes with the existing look of the room.

Can you burn wood in a gas starter fireplace?

Gas starters make it easy to start a fire in a wood-burning fireplace. Consisting of a tube mounted under the grate, a gas starter uses natural gas to create flames through several small holes along its length. These flames light the wood; once the wood is well-lit, you can turn off the gas starter.

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