Gas Log Installation in Buford, GA
Professional Gas Log Installation In Buford, Georgia
The Mad Hatter is the premier chimney and fireplace service company in Buford, Georgia. We offer professional gas log installation with many options to choose from. Each gas log system has specific clearance specifications and requirements for installation. You can’t just fit the largest gas logs possible inside your fireplace. Safety clearances must be met so that enough air space is available for the burner to operate safely. Our gas log service technicians can help you determine what size gas logs your fireplace can hold and answer any questions you may have. Contact us below to get started!
Step By Step Guide To Buying Gas Logs
Step 1 – Choose Your Venting Option
If you are buying gas logs for your existing fireplace, check it to see which venting system you have in place. If you are buying gas logs for a new fireplace, consider the differences between vented and vent-free gas logs.
Vented Gas Logs
- Most realistic and natural-looking flame
- Must be installed in a fully functioning wood-burning fireplace.
- Radiant heat delivers warmth into the room, similar to burning wood.
- Produces some soot when the flame touches the log.
Vent-Free Gas Logs
- Delivers more heat inside your home.
- Must be installed in a fireplace approved for a vent-free log set.
- Installation is subject to state and local codes. Some areas do not allow vent-free.
Step 2 – Determine The Size Of Your Logs
This simple measuring process will help you choose the size you need.
- Measure the front width of your fireplace.
- Measure the width at the back of your fireplace.
- Measure the depth from the front to the back of your fireplace.
- Measure the height from the top to the bottom of the front of your fireplace.
- Measure the height from the top to the bottom of the back of your fireplace.
Step 3 – Choose How To Control The Gas Logs
Match LightThis option is for natural gas only. There is no pilot, only the logs and the burner. Your fire is lighted by placing a match or lighter near the burner, then turning on the gas with your key valve. You control your flame height by using your key valve, which is normally located outside the fireplace either in the wall or floor.
Manual Safety PilotThis system has a safety pilot that is manually lighted and stays lit all the time. Also called a standing pilot, it is similar to a pilot found in a water heater. You can turn the burner on and off manually by reaching inside your fireplace and turning the control knob. You cannot operate this type of system with remote control, but you can upgrade later.
Remote ControlRemote control systems include a remote pilot valve assembly. Depending on the remote option you select, you will have the ability to control certain functions of the log set from a remote control. Remote-controlled options include basic on/off control, as well as variable flame control height.
Step 4 – Choose Natural Or Propane Gas
You may already have a gas line installed in your fireplace, in which case the gas you burn will be decided. If there isn’t a gas line, then you will need to decide what fuel type you would like to use.
Step 5 – Shop For Gas Logs At Our Online Store
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Wonderful customer service. The day of the installation Pepe and Eric arrived on time. They were very knowledgeable and courteous. Pepe explained what they would be doing in order to install the gas logs and answered all my questions. In the future if we have Mad Hatter do any more work for us I will definitely ask for them to... read more
One year ago The Mad Hatter installed two linear fireplaces and rebuilt one chimney chase, as the existing one was leaning and therefore not up to code. It was a costly project, but it was worth every penny. The teams are so professional. The job they do is finished to absolute perfection they show up on time and any changes... read more
I scheduled to have the vents and dryer vent service on my house on March 27. I was extremely happy with the friendly and professional service team (Lucky, Carlos, Jr., and Eric) that showed up right on time! They explained everything to me before they started and along the way, kept me informed, and worked swiftly and efficiently... read more