So your interested in updating or replacing your gas logs? O'Malia's stocks a wide variety of vented and vent-free gas logs in a variety of sizes. Measuring your firebox is a simple process made easier with a printable chart, see attached. Our sales staff will use your four measurements to help you find the perfect set for your firebox.
No need to be exact. Just simply round to the next quarter of an inch and pictures are welcome but not necessary. O'Malia's will help you with everything else. As always, if you have questions us the contact us page and send us a message.
One of the most common fireplace questions is about the pilot light. Gas appliances need pilot lights to operate correctly. The pilot tube supplies a small amount of gas to the pilot orifice, creating a small flame to heat the tip of the thermocouple. If the orifice is clogged, the flame can't burn and the thermocouple can't send a message to the gas supply valve. If no message is received by the gas supply valve, the gas supply valve shuts off the gas supply to your fireplace. Cleaning your gas pilot tube is the answer. All you need is canned air and our reference sheet.
If you are unable to clear out any debris or cleaning isn't the answer, you may need a new thermocouple. Doityourself.com has a step-by-step guide to replacing your fireplace thermocouple.
You are interested in purchasing a new set of gas logs but are unsure where to begin? We can make it easy. First, we need to measure your firebox to determine what size of gas logs will fit. We want to make sure the logs fit in perspective to your firebox so it isn't too empty nor too cramped. It should look natural to the overall space. Using a tape measure, you will be taking four measurements. We won't worry too much about the accuracy so we can round to the nearest 1/4 inch. If you have fireplace doors, please open them.
Measure the firebox from end to end in the front. This is the first measurement. Use the nearest quarter inch. Next measure the back of the firebox. In most cases, the firebox will have a taper near the back. Now measure the height of the opening. You can use the viewing space as some fireboxes may be extend well past the fireplace doors or opening. We are only concerned about the opening height. Lastly, take a measurement of the depth. This is the space between the opening of the firebox or doors and the back of the fireplace. We have created a handy chart to record your measurements.
Bring your completed measurements to O'Malia's Living and we will provide our expert opinion on the right sizing of your new gas logs.