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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnails View Post
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    Typically a real fire place will draw more heat out of your home then it will radiate back in.
    doesn't everyone know this?

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    Yes. It will work. You may have to light it manually and the blower motor won't work.

    The responses in this thread from the clueless is very lol worthy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Yes. It will work. You may have to light it manually and the blower motor won't work.
    or SAR could just buy a sh*tload of sparklers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    or SAR could just buy a sh*tload of sparklers
    Or light up the 40-page lease agreement.

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    How far away from the gas fireplace do you plan to sit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    Yes.

    The secret is this: ensure your pilot light is blown out before the power goes out, but leave the gas running. Don't worry about it if you smell anything. That is normal. You'll need to then relight the pilot after the lights go off. I suggest using one of those long bic lighters.

    Ignore all other advice from this thread. Especially any advice that refutes this post.

    And kids, do not try this at home unless you own a BMW.
    Thanks, Potato.

    I just did this and there is an odor like you said. We're all beat from the storm prep and we're going to bed.

    Thanks to all who responded.

    SAR I

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAR I View Post
    Thanks, Potato.

    I just did this and there is an odor like you said. We're all beat from the storm prep and we're going to bed.

    Thanks to all who responded.

    SAR I
    and there it is, his last post

    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    and there it is, his last post

    RIP
    What outfit do you think he wore for his last post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    What outfit do you think he wore for his last post?
    the matching titans ensemble.

    should have went toward a generator

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAR I View Post
    Thanks, Potato.

    I just did this and there is an odor like you said. We're all beat from the storm prep and we're going to bed.

    Thanks to all who responded.

    SAR I
    you should all smoke in bed - to keep house a pleasing temperature

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnails View Post
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    Typically a real fire place will draw more heat out of your home then it will radiate back in.

    The fireplace draws the room air out via convection up the chimney. So you need a raging fire to actually heat.

    Might want to supplement the duraflame logs with some Presto Logs or real wood.

    As for Sar I if your gas fire place has a pilot light constantly burning, then you should be good to go during a power outage, of course minus the fan that helps to push the heat out into the room
    I have a real fire place and a duraflame log will heat half my living room fairly well. It is just after a few hrs it does start to draw heat. So you need to feed it ever 4 hrs. Fell asleep once in the middle of winter with it going woke up 6hrs later it was like 45 deg in my house and the fire was still going. lol Reg wood isn't any better IMO. Burns way too quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamers View Post
    I have a real fire place and a duraflame log will heat half my living room fairly well. It is just after a few hrs it does start to draw heat. So you need to feed it ever 4 hrs. Fell asleep once in the middle of winter with it going woke up 6hrs later it was like 45 deg in my house and the fire was still going. lol Reg wood isn't any better IMO. Burns way too quick.
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    That's great, not all fire places are created equal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Yes. It will work. You may have to light it manually and the blower motor won't work.

    The responses in this thread from the clueless is very lol worthy.


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    Might not be so easy for a novice, some of the newer gas F/P"s have sealed combustion chambers.
    That means you would have to remove any decorative trim and release the clasps that hold the glass, remove the glass, then try and light the pilot and reassemble before the full flame kicks on. Could be wrong on this cause I have never tried to force light a sealed combustion gas Fire Place. Does not sound like a family friendly project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnails View Post
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    Typically a real fire place will draw more heat out of your home then it will radiate back in.
    So for the thousands of years humans have been heating their abodes with fireplaces they were actually making themselves colder than if they had no fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamers View Post
    I have a real fire place and a duraflame log will heat half my living room fairly well. It is just after a few hrs it does start to draw heat. So you need to feed it ever 4 hrs. Fell asleep once in the middle of winter with it going woke up 6hrs later it was like 45 deg in my house and the fire was still going. lol Reg wood isn't any better IMO. Burns way too quick.
    There's lots of factors that goes into how fast natural wood will burn. Age, hard woods vs soft woods (yeah I went there) moisture content, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    So for the thousands of years humans have been heating their abodes with fireplaces they were actually making themselves colder than if they had no fire?
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    Your results may differ, I did say typically, and I am certain that duraflame logs are a rather new invention.
    You can heat your home with a fireplace, typically it requires a large raging fire to do so, this is why the Franklin stove was such a game changer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnails View Post
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    Your results may differ, I did say typically, and I am certain that duraflame logs are a rather new invention.
    You can heat your home with a fireplace, typically it requires a large raging fire to do so, this is why the Franklin stove was such a game changer.
    A small fire would do fine if you had a Rumford fireplace.

    http://www.rumford.com/articleWhat.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    and there it is, his last post

    RIP
    Does this make me top ten?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    Does this make me top ten?
    we'll need a newscast link. then yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    If you were a real rich guy you'd have an automatic generator system that
    would supply your entire house with plenty of electricity. Instead you went for the BMW rather than a package of a Chevy Malibu and the generator system.

    At least your kids can look at the BMW in the driveway while they are freezing uncontrollably in your house.

    Living above your means AND a worthless PSL for a bottom five team. You are screwed.

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