Do I need sand in my gas fireplace?

The silica sand is used to help distribute the gas evenly throughout the burner pan. You will need this if you have a natural gas fireplace. Do not use this if you have a propane gas fireplace, the sand will be too heavy for the propane.

Does a gas fireplace need silica sand?

The silica like stuff is likely mica. it will glow slightly when the flames touch it and look like burning embers. They’re intended to make the flame uneven like a real fire, but they’re not required.

Why does my gas fireplace have sand?

Silica sand is used in the bottom of the burn pan of VENTED NATURAL GAS log sets. The gas is dispursed though the sand spreading it around before it is ignited. This gives you more flame action in your gas logs. Replace the sand every few years to keep your flames dancing.

Can I use glass rocks in my gas fireplace?

You can use fire glass in virtually any propane or natural gas fire feature. You can’t, however, use it in a real wood-burning fireplace. When using fire glass in a gas fireplace, you can simply replace the lava rocks in the bed of your fireplace with fire glass to add extra sparkle or some color.

How do I put rocks in my gas fireplace?

Place the largest rocks at the bottom of the fireplace. Arrange rocks so there is a slight indentation in between each rock and one row of them touches the bottom edge of your gas fireplace. Place smaller rocks on top of the larger ones. Sweep any ashes or debris out from under the Lava Rocks and you’re done!

Can you use stones in gas fireplace?

If you use smaller stones, it might work. The ceramic logs must be placed *just so* in a gas fp. to prevent the gas from collecting in a pocket then going “WHAM” when it manages to ignite. The glass works because it is very small. No voids to fill with gas, very even distribution.

Where do you put lava rocks in a gas fireplace?

Why did my gas fireplace glass shatter?

Excessive Heat Avoid using fuels such as wood, cardboard boxes and paper in a gas fireplace because they generate higher temperatures than gas. The excessive heat can cause the glass to shatter.