Can Fireplace Crystals Be Used in a Wood Burning Fireplace?

Save

Fireplace crystals are a great alternative to a conventional wood burning fireplace. They have a sleek, modern look, add sparkle to the room, burn clean, and don’t have to be replaced. However, changes have to be made before they can be used in a wood burning fireplace.

Wood Burning Fireplaces

  • Crystals cannot be used in a typical wood burning fireplace because of venting issues. Wood burning fireplaces can be converted to natural gas or propane by a licensed contractor.

Typical Use

  • Fireplace crystals are made for use in a natural gas fireplace that is fully vented. Propane may be used if equipped with an on/off valve and a fire pit. Crystals may also be used in outdoor fire pits. The use of a burner pipe is required in all installations.

Maintenance

  • Crystals burn clean and last years. Fireplaces that use crystals will not need to be cleaned like a wood burning fireplace. Crystals don’t break down, so removal of ashes is not necessary.

Related Searches

References

  • Photo Credit fireplace image by askthegeek from Fotolia.com
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!