The Peterson Real Fyre 24 Inch Post Oak Log Set with Vented Natural Gas G4 Burner is a gas operated fire place, designed for indoor use. The Peterson Real Fyre is a gas fireplace with artificial logs and a real fire. The log set can be lit indoors with the use of a match and runs on the gas emitted from the main valve. Designed with refractory ceramics, the product claims a long life span and comes with a life time warranty.
Since this set uses cosmetic logs instead of real ones, it serves as an alternate to wood. Designed like real logs, these have a crusted bark, exposed sapwood and simulated knots that give this cosmetic wood a real look. The set weighs approximately 96 pounds and fits most standard fireplaces. The Peterson Real Fyre comes with a G4 burner that has a single pipe within the burner pan and gas ports within the entire length of the burner, help in creating more flames that appear realistic. The set also comes with silica sand spread over the burner and embers that gives the flames more color and realism.
Pros of the Peterson Real Fyre 24 Inch Post Oak Log Set
The Peterson Real Fyre definitely has people talking. The biggest advantage this log set provides is that it is easy to install and does not come with a huge book full of instructions. Unlike a traditional fireplace, that constantly needs wood and other material to be lit, the Peterson is not messy and does not require a lot of work, all it needs is a functional gas line tube and matches. Another plus for the Peterson is that it is durable and comes with a life time warranty. This is not a fragile set and withstands quite a lot of moving and handling. The logs are very realistic and burn very well, all the time looking pretty amazing. When lit, the Peterson looks just like a real fire place and gets many compliments. Best of all, it is attractive, safe and easy to turn off and actually gives off good heat, even when set to low, which makes it a great money saving gas fireplace.
Cons of the Peterson Real Fyre 24 Inch Post Oak Log Set
On the downside, many people find the Peterson a tad bit too expensive, especially compared to the cost of maintaining and keeping a real fireplace. In order to keep this gas fireplace safe, a safety valve has to be installed. That also costs around $150, making the set much more expensive. Even though the logs are quite realistic, the burner and connections have to be covered, as they give an unrealistic appearance to the Peterson and cannot be left around especially in a house with children or pets. The instructions regarding the inlet is difficult, and the set comes with an inlet on the right, making it a hassle for those who have a gas inlet on the left in their fireplace. Although this can be fixed by switching your gas inlet to the other side, it is an additional hassle, especially if you do not know how to switch the inlet, which requires calling in a professional.
Overall this product is a good buy if you really are the kind of person who spends a lot of time in their living room and live in a place that is cold more often than not. The Peterson gets quite a lot of compliments and has an aesthetic appeal, so it is definitely a good buy for people who entertain guests at home often. For all the above it is definitely a great investment and pretty hassle free.