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jcohran
Converting Gas Logs to Natural Wood Gas Ignitor

My home has a wood fireplace that was converted to gas logs before I purchased the house. I want to take out the gas logs and install a gas ignitor so that Ican burn wood in the fireplace again. I'm concerned about conversion because the gas logs were conected to a copper line and I'm not certian if that type of gas line would be safe for a natural wood fire and ignitor. Is this OK to convert the Gas Logs to a Gas Ignitor with the copper gas line?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Converting Gas Logs to Natural Wood Gas Ignitor

As a wood fire can reach temperatures of 1100° C and the melting point of copper is 1043° C I would say no.
Jack

NEC
Re: Converting Gas Logs to Natural Wood Gas Ignitor
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

As a wood fire can reach temperatures of 1100° C and the melting point of copper is 1043° C I would say no.
Jack

I would say go with the manufacturers recommendations.

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