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        Fireplace burner weak on one side and rock filled practice? Sign In/Join 
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        I have 2 questions here:
        1. After I cleaned out the fireplace to remodel this, my burner seems weaker on one side (the closer pipe) in Picture 1. Is this normal or should I do something (clean or throw away)? I turned this fireplace on like 1-2 times/year.

        2. I want to use some sort of glass rocks like FireCrystals from HomeDepot. Should I just fill inside the burner like Picture 2 (I found from internet)? Or should I fill the whole fireplace, which costs more? I just want to understand whether there is heat benefit of having a lot of rocks or not.

        Thanks.

         
        Posts: 279 | Location: United States | Registered: Dec 26, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        picture 1 one gas holes stopped up with trash,/ unadjusted air mix, buy smoe pipe cleansers, or a bit of wire and poke in the gas holes, then take the burner off and blow it out.the holes are stopped up. also, there is an air vent adjustment door on the burner....open/close bit to get a pretty blue flame after cleaning

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        Posts: 4064 | Location: I live in southern mississippi | Registered: Jun 01, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        correct flame image

         
        Posts: 4064 | Location: I live in southern mississippi | Registered: Jun 01, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        @Frodo thanks for the advice.

        Any suggestion on my second question regarding fire rocks?
         
        Posts: 279 | Location: United States | Registered: Dec 26, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        no comment on the rocks, thats a personal decision,,, looks good to me either way..
        i like the red glow with ceramic wood logs over it
        ck out a product called rock wool insulation....sold at fireplace stores for big bucks, for a little bag orf it or go to a big box store and get a huge chunk for 10 bucks.

        click here

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        Posts: 4064 | Location: I live in southern mississippi | Registered: Jun 01, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Maybe I start with little glass rocks and see if the heat is ok.

        What do I use the rock wool insulation for around fireplace? Are you talking about inserting around the door?
         
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