According to the type of used fuel there are several types of fireplaces: fireplace stoves and wood-burning fireplaces (used as fuel wood, coal, briquettes), gas fireplaces (using natural gas) and electric fireplaces (powered from the mains). Gas fireplace is a kind of fire, whose furnace is a gas burner with an automatic control system. Typically, a gas fireplace insert is decorated with non-combustible artificial gas fireplace logs, and for greater realism of “wood”, special spreading ashes on top.
Fuel for gas fireplaces is either natural gas (fireplaces marked «N») or liquefied propane-butane (fireplaces marked “P”). To create an overall impression of wood burning in the fireplace, manufacturers offer kits of gas fireplace logs designed for the decoration of gas burners installed in the furnace of fire. The special ceramic material of the wood for the gas fireplace has excellent fire-resistant properties, which allows placing wood directly into the flame of a gas burner. The ceramic gas fireplace logs are placed on the working surface of the gas burner. From the gas flame fire, these logs provide a complete picture of wood burning in the fireplace.
Firewood made of refractory ceramics, as embers arranged on the surface of a wood burner creates a glow effect of burnt wood and red-hot flame of a gas burner gives dark red glow. In addition, gas and wood-burning fireplace have both advantages and disadvantages. Wood-burning fireplace – long used the classic version, which still has not lost its relevance. That can be compared with a slight crackling of wood, which burn in the fireplace. The gas fireplace is used to create a gas burner flame, and to create a visual effect of burning gas fireplace logs, you can use wood, which do not burn. The source of gas may be a central gas and cylinders, if other embodiments are possible.