Converting wood burning fireplace into a gas fireplace

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Converting wood burning fireplace into a gas fireplace

Postby Wilberforce » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:28 pm

Converting wood burning fireplace into a gas fireplace without installing gas line? (self.HomeImprovement)

submitted 21 hours ago* by _riblet_

We currently have a wood-burning fireplace, but due to family members having asthma, we never burn anything in there. I'm considering converting it to a gas fireplace, but I don't want to do any major remodeling or spend a lot of money on it. I've been trying to research it online, but haven't had much luck. I really don't know anything about this. Is it possible to get a gas insert that is just the logs without the big metal box/glass covering it? (I'd like it to still resemble a wood-burning fireplace if possible since our house is decorated in a rustic fashion). And how does it work without having a gas line connected to it? Or is that not possible? Any info would be great! Thanks!

EDIT: Sorry, I should have clarified what I'm looking for. I was wondering if they make gas burning fire places that have small tanks attached (like a camping stove). I don't want to tear open walls to install a gas line, but if there was a self-contained unit I'd be interested. Right now we have logs sitting there for decoration and it looks nice, but I would like a heat source from it.

My main concern is having to open walls and do repairs afterwards, especially in an old house with plaster walls.

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http://www.reddit.com/r/HomeImprovement ... nto_a_gas/
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