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Can I use a gas log set in my wood burning insert?

Can a ventless natural gas log be used safely and efficiently in my wood-burning fireplace insert (Buck stove)? It seems logical that it should be quite efficient because of the air fan on the stove. 


Thanks, Bill


Door measurements:

14" high

24" wide


Insert measurements:

24" high front

28" wide front

24" wide back

24" high back



Hi Bill, the main issue is the height of the front opening. The minimum front opening required for Monessen ventless gas logs is 17" high and 25" wide.  If the opening isn't large enough to offer proper air flow, the oxygen sensor will shut the gas logs down. If you remove the insert you will certainly have enough space for a 24" gas log set which offers higher BTU'S and more heat. You can also reinstall a damper which would allow more flexibility with ventless gas logs and vent the heat if you want or need to.






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