Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 19
Rated 5 out of 5Â by nwgaguy They look great!
The logs look great! Had mine shipped to me, they arrived well packaged and intact. They look very nice and put out a decent amount of heat, although I expected more. Thats fine though, we bought ours mainly for looks and for backup heat in the living room in case the power is should go out.
I agree with other reviews that purchasing a ten-dollar flexible connecting hose will save considerable time. I was able to bend the included aluminum connecting hose to my liking, but its time consuming and hard to get exactly right.
Buy one. Can't beat it for the price.
December 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Robin Looks Great!
The box arrived in excellent condition & was packaged quite well.
Everything we needed to fully convert our wood/gas fireplace to all gas was in that box. The directions were concise & easy to follow.
The logs look totally natural & I love the fact that they can be rearranged for different looks.
The embers also look natural. The pumice ash gives off a crackling sound that adds to the feel of an authentic wood fire!
It gives off a good amount of heat & if we ever lose power, I'm certain our fireplace will heat up the living room to a comfortable temperature.
I can foresee us using these logs for years to come!
February 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by SeniorHumbug Looks fake - worse than others
I'm surprised at the good reviews for this product. Respectfully, your expectations are too low. I purchased a set of four Peterson ceramic logs which are realistic in the texture of bark, bare wood and charred wood. Much, much better than these which look like obviously smooth-glazed, solid-painted, ceramic representations of logs without any texture, detail or effort at realism. They must think this is "good enough" when only illuminated by fire. But just take a look at these in room light and it's pathetic. Also, they cheap-out by making flat bottom representations of only third/half of the diameter of some logs. The effect is as if two thirds submerged.
February 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by dondude decent log set bad hardware
decent log set except for the installation hardware. the kit comes with a STRAIGHT pipe fitting that is supposed to attach to the gas supply pipe. this will make installation almost impossible while also increasing the length of the pipe in an already very cramped installation. i replaced it with an elbow. then it comes with this useless rigid aluminum tube that you are supposed to bend to fit the burner pan fitting and pipe fitting. this also is nearly impossible. it is way too long and would require a very sharp u shaped bend that would probably destroy the tube. there is no way i could bend it enough to fit my installation. the fittings are literally an inch away from each other in an already crowded installation. i will need to replace it with a flexible gas line. this will greatly simplify the connection and will be the only way it will work. your installation may be different than mine and they might work ok for you.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Olgeezer Despite the "budget" price, this log set looks beautiful.
Overall, this set was everything it promised to be; budget priced, easy installation, variable log shapes and placement possibilities, plenty of burning embers, gravel and a U-shaped dual burner. The dual burner creates flames over a greater area than a single tube burner, and is a feature which is not usually available on log sets less than the $200-$250 price range. All of the gas fittings and safety valves are good quality and easy to assemble.
The only "budget" quality part was the gas connecting pipe that was supplied with the set. It was a 16" to "18 inch aluminum pipe and requires the purchaser to bend into several loops or coils in order to adjust its length to fit variable distances between the location of the gas line in your fireplace and the burner tube and pan.
The trick here is to bend the tube without crimping or splitting it. The instructions to advise filling the tube with sand to keep it from crimping, however it does warn that the tube must be completely cleared of all sand or there is danger of residual sand particles clogging the shutoff valve which can cause a gas leak. Anyone with experience bending aluminum or copper pipes before will have no problem. I did not, and you cannot "practice" very much on the pipe provided as repeated bending will quickly cause the pipe to weaken and possibly crack. It took me about 25 minutes to bend the pipe into coils sufficiently small enough to be able to connect it to the burner tray when it was positioned roughly in the center of the fireplace. It required another 20 minutes to make small adjustments to the pipe so that the burner tray remained directly centered in the middle of the fire place and would lay flat on the floor of the firebox. I would advise a novice to spend the extra $10 and purchase a 12" galvanized steel flex line and use it instead of the provided aluminum pipe. It will significantly reduce your installation time, plus it will assure that you have a safe gas connection and can always adjust the position of the burner tube and fire pan with ease.
The "gas pipe" issue not withstanding, this log set is a great buy, looks great. I recommend it to anyone who is on a budget, or simply does not want to pay $300 and up for a decent gas log set.
February 14, 2012