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Gas Fire Place

November 7th, 2006 at 06:54 pm

I can tell that fall is here and winter is just around the corner. The leaves outside are yellows, oranges and reds while the days are getting colder. Last night my dad decided to have a fire in the fire place since it was just that kind of night. Instead of getting a few logs from outside, a bit of kindling and shoving newspapers underneath to get the fire started (as we always did when I was a kid), he simply turned the gas nozzle and lit the flames. Instant roaring fire.

I haven't decided if I like the gas log fire place yet. I know that it makes financial sense. There is no need to purchase firewood. It also doesn't pollute like a regular fire does which gives it environmental points. In fact, at night when the room is dark and the fire is lighting the room, it looks beautiful and you would not even know that it was fake.

The problem I have is during the day when it is obvious that the logs are not real. I guess that the savings and environmental friendliness outweigh the daytime ugliness, but you'd think they could make them look a bit more real...

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2 Responses to “Gas Fire Place”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Believe it or not, but I actually have one of those in the place that I am currently living in. It was an option the original owner wanted and paid for. Personally, I'm still not sure what to make of it, so currently, I have the gas line to it turned off. I suppose it does look nice, though pragmatically, I just use the central heating.

  2. FinanceTravels Says:

    We have one with our new house and like it a lot. It actually allows us to turn down the heat in the rest of the house, hopefully saving $$ on gas price. As far as the daytime look of it, we have a fireplace screen that is from our old house that we just put in front of the fireplace (although I don't think it looks too bad without it).

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