See some installation tips for Vented and Ventfree Gas Logs.

Every gas log set from Emberside comes with its own set of installation instructions. Therefore, this guide will serve as a general overview for installing your new gas logs. Please follow all installation instructions for your specific log set.

There are a few important things you should keep in mind before you begin the installation process: 

  • Never handle gas logs with your bare hands! Always wear gloves.
  • Make sure you properly position the gas logs according to the logs you purchased.
  • Shut off the gas before installing your gas logs. 

Remove the Old Log Set 

Begin by removing any wood or used logs set. Put on some work gloves and remove the logs from the burner, then dispose of them accordingly. You’ll also want to remove the old grate for disposal. Finally, disconnect the old burner from the gas line and discard it. 

Clean the Fireplace 

Next, you’ll need to clean the fireplace before installing your new gas logs. This will ensure proper performance and also help limit gas emissions. Clean the fireplace thoroughly by sweeping and vacuuming any remaining soot and debris.

When all that’s said and done, you’re ready to begin the installation process. 

Install Your New Gas Logs 

  1. Install the burner.

Attach the gas line to your burner. Be cautious of leaks — you can spray your hoses and fittings with soapy water to check for these. If you see any bubbles form, you have a leak. Seal off any leaks you find with Teflon tape.

  1. Install the grate

Next, install the new grate by following the included instructions. Most models require you to secure the grate in place with screws.

Once your burner is connected to your gas line and your grate is installed, you’re ready to install the gas logs.

  1. Install the base

Whether it’s embers, rock or glass, you’ll first need to insert a base layer to cover the burner tubes. This base material should come included in your gas log set.

  1. Install the gas logs

How you install your gas logs depends on the type of gas fireplace you have.

Once you’ve finished installing the gas logs, you’re ready to light them! 

Before lighting, make sure to check for any smell of gas. If you do smell gas, do not light anything, use an electrical switch or use your phone inside the house. Leave your house to call your gas provider for proper instructions, or, if your gas provider is unavailable, the fire department.

If you do not smell gas, you can proceed to lighting.

  1. Open the bottom lever assembly.
  2. Set the regulator switch to “OFF”
  3. Gently push in the gas control knob and turn it clockwise to “OFF”
  4. Wait 10 minutes or so for any gas to clear out. Check for any smell of gas again.
  5. Find the pilot, which is located near the burner.
  6. Turn the gas control knob to “PILOT”
  7. Push the knob all the way in and hold it.
  8. Push the igniter button (if applicable) until the pilot lights. If your unit does not have an igniter button, you’ll need to use a match to light the pilot.
  9. Continue to hold the control knob for about one minute. The pilot should remain lit.
  10. Turn the gas control knob to “ON”

Once your pilot light is lit, you’ll be ready to enjoy a cozy fire on demand. 


Installing a gas fireplace log set may be relatively easy for you if you’re a seasoned DIYer. If you start to feel overwhelmed at any point during the installation process, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll help walk you through the installation process.

Be sure you have the number of your gas provider handy in case you need their assistance, too. Safety should be your first and foremost priority when installing gas logs.

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