Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 42
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Nice looking basic fire log set
The logs are more realistic than other sets of similar price, looks great when burning with the ember bed set up. Not too difficult to install as long as your existing gas hook up is in good condition. My existing gas line was in poor shape and I spent a lot of time fixing that, but once that was done everything went smoothly. My set was missing the raised bar assembly for the fire grate to add more height to the rear log, but I think it looks fine without it and that didn't bother me. Logs arrived well packaged with no chips or damage, and all the necessary components including pipe sealant was included. Instructions were included and were fairly easy to follow.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JerryP A warm glow in the fireplace!
Assembly and installation instructions were very good and made putting this all together a piece of cake. The finished product looks great in our fireplace and actually looks like a real fire! My wife is very pleased with the results as am I.
December 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Glenn Great Set
I was looking for a relatively inexpensive set of fireplace logs to fit a smaller gas fireplace and to replace a 35 year old set. The Lanier Oak 18 in. log set looks beautiful, they look real and it comes with 6 logs of varying sizes and shapes. Each cement log is unique with a realistic wood look that shows burned and charred marks. They are generously large and after setting them up, they definitely fill up the firebox. The metal gas pipe and sand holder are high quality, and after adding the sand and that "ember glow" stuff, it looks awesome when it's on. And the sand really helps to even out the flame. This is exactly what I was looking for, and it does not look like an inexpensive log set. I was surprised it looks so good and I'm very happy with it. But, be aware that although the description does not mention it, a grate to hold the logs is actually included with the log set. I didn't know that, so I had ordered the Landmann 23 in. Fireplace Grate at the same time, and I'm I glad I did since the grate that comes with the logs is not so good. The Landmann grate is heavier, beefier and looks better and much more appropriate holding up those great logs. Enjoy!
August 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sgun It could be much easier
The product is very good. The installation could be much easier if correct part is provided. The unit was installed in an existing gas fireplace - shutoff valve on the wall. Simple connection: supply pipe - flared fitting 1 - flex connector - flared fitting 2 - burner. This is should be a 30 minutes installation.
However, flared fitting 1 is not provided. Instead, a valve with flared end was provided. Not comfortable of installing a valve inside the fireplace. Valve could leak cause by heat. Now have to look for flared fitting 1.
December 2, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wally Great Price & Great Quality Works Great
Just received this set via UPS. Shipping was on time and fast. No broken or missing parts. It took about 30 minutes to install in my existing fireplace that was set up for wood burning with a gas log lighter. I just took out the gas log lighter and bought one "pipe to flare" fitting for a couple of bucks at Home Depot to replace the included valve that came with the set. I have a valve already in the line that worked just fine.
Followed the easy directions and it lit up and worked perfectly.
DON'T waste your money on the more expensive ones at your local fireplace store. This one works great for what it was designed for.
Very Pleased!!! :-)
December 26, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Uberfiend Inexpensive no frills set needs after-market flexible connector
This no frills fireplace set is inexpensive and looks decent, but you may need an aftermarket gas inlet connector because the one it ships with is junk and not suitable for small spaces.
Set up is easy; if you can't figure this out, please return it and do not replace it because you have absolutely no business doing anything involving fire.
PROS: Cheap (price); trained monkey could install; looks ok from typical viewing distance, especially with fire screen.
CONS: Cheap (construction); may need additional $30 part to complete install; needs more pipe sealant.
You could realistically have this installed an hour after getting it home if you don't need the spare part and you have the right tools. In my case, I used a ¾" wrench, vise grip pliers, a mallet and some dish soap. To install the kit, you need to measure your firebox before you buy to make sure this fits. If the box is small, like mine was and/or you are not very good at bending "flexible" pipe, you may need an aftermarket flexible pipe if you want it centered and the gas to flow properly. (In my case, I used a Rasmussen 10" stainless steel flex connector, black.) Then you punch out the pre-marked section from the included fire pan (depending on which side your gas line is on).
Assembly is fairly straightforward, but you should probably buy some pipe sealant rated for natural gas because the amount they provide is stingy and only enough if you get everything together and properly tightened the first time with no leaks. In my case, I had a side leak and had to remove the whole thing to reset the inlet side connection to stop a leak. The rest of the set up involves dumping the provided gravel and fake ember material on it, placing the steel log stand and arranging the fake logs.
That said, everything about this kit is cheap. The fire pan is flimsy and the simple burner mechanism doesn't really align properly no matter what you do. Unlike the apparent description on this website, there is no pilot light and some parts may be missing. (I had to return to the store twice—once to return, and the second time to go back and cannibalize parts from the first one at the return desk because neither had all of the parts they were supposed to, and one of them shipped with parts that were not part of the set at all.)
Additionally, after you've installed this, you may wish you'd spend the extra money to get one with electronic ignition because manually lighting these is tedious and a tad bit risky. Although the initial fireball is kind of cool in a dangerous sort of way, it would probably be much safer if you could just light the fire with the glass door closed.
December 7, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Heaterman Venting & pilot safety
I am an EPA certified HVAC/R technician and have several things to add to these comments. Nat gas is lighter than air and will rise/vent out if able to, Propane is heavier than air and will not vent , it accumulates in a low spot and a 10% gas 90% air ratio is optimal for igniting! So the pilot safety requirement is 100% for propane fueled units.
Nat gas logs have for decades existed without any pilot safety or or flakey ignitors. in fact for years many heaters pilot valve was a hand operated valve like a water valve!
if the pilot was blown out, nothing stopped the gas from exiting the little pipe that was the pilot. This is how stove tops were as well. Since natural gas vents, its considered safer, and was able to be used without any pilot safety thermocouple or devices to prove a pilot flame exists. Make up air and venting are critical! and not mentioned much if at all here, the non vented logs are insane to use as described! a good way to see Jesus christ real soon!
October 4, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by trustyboard Great value! Great performance!
I researched a few different brands and stores before I bought this set. I was almost convinced by a sales rep at a fireplace store that I should buy the "higher quality" set from them at a considerable increase in price. I was concerned about the "you get what you pay for" adage but I went with this set on a hunch. It was incredibly simple to install and works beautifully. One thing that I added to silence the gas hiss is put sand over the burners before adding the rock and embers. I can't emphasize how happy I am with this purchase. It adds that incredible charm of a glowing fire without the mess. Highly recommended!!
February 22, 2012