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Do You Need To Install A Chimney To Use Gas Log Fires?

Have you considered installing Gas Log Heaters Melbourne? If so, you might be wondering whether or not it requires the installation of a chimney. After all, if you’re used to an open fire or wood burner – which doesn’t require a chimney – then it’s natural that such an important question would cross your mind. So let’s take a look at this in more detail.


Flue pipe is the name given to the pipe that takes smoke and gases from your fire up through your chimney.

It is usually made of steel or aluminium and can be insulated to reduce heat loss.

The flue pipe will often be constructed in sections that are connected together to form one complete length of flue.

The flue pipe can be made from a number of materials. Copper is often used in older homes, but it’s expensive to install and maintain. Stainless steel and aluminium are cheaper alternatives that are also durable, although they require regular cleaning.


A chimney flue pipe, which is the structure that holds the logs in place, allows exhaust gases to pass out of your home and into the outside air. It can be made from metal or plastic and has an opening at its top that connects to the internal chimney liner.


 This type of construction is not suitable for gas fires because when it gets hot enough, it will melt or distort causing venting problems which could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning if you’re using a solid fuel log set as opposed to an electric one (or none).

As well as having a fire burning inside them all day long – which means they’re hotter than other kinds of stoves – gas log fires also produce very high levels of CO2 so if you want one installed then you’ll need either an electric model or an openable window nearby where fresh air can enter during use (which sounds pretty inconvenient).


An open fire is a different beast to a gas log fire. Open fires are more traditional, but they’re also less efficient and harder to use. That’s why many people prefer using gas log fires instead of open fires these days. If you’re thinking about getting an open fire for your home, it’s important to know that they can be used for either heating or aesthetic purposes—or both!

Gas log fires are much easier to use than open fires because there aren’t as many parts involved in their construction (or dismantling).

 They’re also more efficient because they don’t require constant stoking like an open fireplace does; instead, all you need do is light the pilot light when you want your room heated up again. For these reasons, most modern homes now feature gas heating systems rather than open-fireplaces


The style of the Gas Log Heaters Melbourne is a very personal choice and one that should be made after careful consideration. There are many things to consider, including the size and shape of your living room/dining room/kitchen, along with any other rooms nearby where smoke could penetrate.

Not all styles can be accommodated by all homes so it’s important that you think about how much space is left over after installation before making your final decision.

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