How to Measure For Gas Logs

A properly sized gas log set isn't just one that will fit inside your fireplace. All gas log sets have their own specific clearance requirements, and trying to use a log set in a fireplace that doesn't meet its requirements can cause serious problems. Installing a log set that is too large, for example, may prevent your fireplace from drafting properly and could impede the efficiency of your burner.

In some extreme cases, a lack of air flow might even cause your log set to become dangerously overheated and start to melt. On the other hand, if you install a log set that is too small, you'll probably find yourself unsatisfied with your hearth's appearance.

But don't worry; finding the right gas log set isn't as hard as it sounds. You can easily avoid all of those problems by taking a few simple measurements of your fireplace:

BACK WIDTHThis refers to the width in the back of fireplace's opening. Use this measurement for the Chart below.   We still want the see all your measurements to make sure everything is in proportion to your Middle Width.

FRONT WIDTH – This refers to the width of the very front of your fireplace's opening. Make sure you take this measurement inside of your fireplace opening, not in front of it.

DEPTH – This describes how far back your fireplace goes. You can obtain this measurement by placing one end of your tape measure at the back wall of your fireplace and bringing the other forward until you reach the edge of the front opening.

Measuring For Gas Logs

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