Installation guidelines – Golden Blount Texas Oak Log User Manual

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Proper Log Placement

Log placement is critical to proper burner performance.
Logs must be correctly positioned onto the burner. The pho-
tos in this manual show the proper pinned/slotted position
for logs on this set. Owners need to be shown proper log
placement and instructed not to move logs.

Logs must fit firmly onto the burner when positioned as
shown in the photos.

Proper Placement of Glowing Embers
and Lava Rock

Glowing embers are added to burner for a more realistic
effect. It must be positioned only in the areas outlined in
burner assembly manual. Do not place glowing embers
over large main burner release ports at rear of burner.

Lava Rock should never be placed on the burner. Lava rock
is for placement on the floor of the Fireplace or Firebox.

Proper Primary Airflow into Burner

For proper burner operation and flame appearance, the
flow of primary air into the venturi tube, located on the rear
of the burner, must not be reduced. This flow of air is
reduced if dirt, lint or other obstructions build-up around or
inside the venturi. Any obstruction in the venturi tube area
must be removed. The flow of air into the venturi is also
reduced if the gas orifice isn’t centered in the venturi inlet
and/or is not aligned with the venturi. Any misalignment of
the burner orifice may be corrected by bending the shutter
cap holding the orifice to the inlet of the venturi tube.

Ceiling Fans, Portable Fans or Logs Installed
Near Cold Air Returns

Ceiling fans or oscillating floor type fans need to be moni-
tored during the operation of vent-free logs. If the air blows
directly into the flame causing it to impinge on the log set,
or firebox, it should be turned off or redirected. Ceiling fans
could be reversed to possibly eliminate flame impingement,
and the floor fan could be redirected. Upon installation, be
aware of any cold air returns or vents in the proximity of the
log set. Any draft created around a vent-free log set can
cause the flame to impinge on the log and create a sooting

WARNING: Do not allow fans to blow directly into the fire-
place. Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns.

WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger
insert or other accessory not approved for use with this


Avoid the use of scented or decorative candles while the
log set is in operation. Candles produce a residue in the air
that creates a soot like substance. Burning candles while
the log set is operating magnifies the problem. It should be
noted that candles, in general, produce soot. The amount of
time burned and the quantity of candles burned will deter-
mine the amount of soot produced and deposited.

Make Owners Aware of Proper Log Set

Properly installed and properly maintained log sets do not
deposit soot on the logs. If users see soot appear on a log,
call for service. Do not continue to operate the log set.

Sunken Fireplace

If installing this unit into a sunken fireplace, you must raise
the floor to insure adequate airflow and guard against soot-
ing. Raise fireplace flow using a non-combustible material,
which is secure.

Glass Doors

Make sure that glass doors are open during all operations
of the logset. The opening of the glass door frame should
be the dimension used for the minimum front opening of the

Woodburning Fireplaces

The interior of the firebox and the chimney should be
cleaned and free of all creosote before installing a gas
burning log set. Creosote will soften when heated and can
drop on the logset causing odors and possible sooting.

WARNING: Before installing in a solid-fuel burning
fireplace, the chimney flue and firebox must be cleaned
of soot, creosote, ashes and loose paint by a qualified
chimney cleaner.