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How to Properly Measure for a Gas Log Set

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Sizing a  Gas Log Set properly is extremely important and can be a little tricky. The main consideration is the size of the burner you have, and what space is required for your ignition system. A common mistake is purchasing a gas log set that are too large for your fireplace, and this will cause your gas log set to malfunction.

People often think getting a nice big gas log set that completely fills their whole fireplace will look impressive! In truth, it just ends up looking awkward and it can cause your fireplace to stop working. You need a little space around your log set to breathe, it sounds funny to some people; but you can make your fire too hot for your fireplace. It happens easily when you get the wrong size gas logs. More importantly, your fire may get too hot for your gas valve. Replacing the gas valve in your fireplace is usually not most people’s idea of having a nice relaxing time. Below is a guide to assist you choosing what size is right for you.

We are going to guide you through the steps to properly measure for your gas log set so you can get the perfect size of what you want for your home. It’s important to properly size a gas log set, just about the most common mistake people make when purchasing a gas log set is they order one size too big.

Measure the fireplace’s footprint.

  • 1) the width of the back wall,
  • 2) the width of the front opening, between the inside walls,
  • 3) the depth from front to back (don’t forget to account for the depth of any screens you normally have in place),
  • 4) the height – from top to bottom

Here are the minimum required dimensions of the most popular sizes of gas log sets

18-Inch Log Set: 20” H x 29” W in front, 22” W at rear x 13” Deep

24-Inch Log Set: 20” H x 28” W in front 23” W at rear x 15” Deep

30-Inch Log Set: 20” H x 34” W in front 23” W at rear x 15” Deep

Thanks for reading. I hope this helps!

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