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We Can Replace Or Install Your Gas Log Lighter The Right Way!

Log lighters are a wonderful convenience for helping you get your fire started quickly and easily. Wood-burning fireplaces have employed gas log lighters for many years, and they’re a luxury that can help reduce the need for excessive newspaper and small kindling. A gas log lighter looks very similar to a gas barbecue’s burner tube; it’s a small diameter metal pipe with a bunch of small holes drilled into it to. The burner tubes are usually about ½” in diameter, about 12” to 18” long, installed close to the floor of the firebox, and positioned beneath the wood grate. But what if your fireplace doesn’t have a gas log lighter? No problem. If your fireplace already has a functional gas line stubbed into your fireplace, A to Z Chimney Services can easily install a gas log lighter for you. If you don’t have a gas line plumbed into your firebox, we can refer you to a qualified licensed plumbing contractor in the Sacramento area.

Problems With Your Gas Log Lighter? We Can Help.

deteriorated gas log lighter

Gas log lighters can develop holes in all the wrong places! This not only wastes gas, but can quickly grow, allowing way too much gas to escape. Too much gas too fast is a BAD idea!

Gas log lighters can develop holes in all the wrong places. This not only wastes gas but the damage can quickly grow, allowing way too much gas to escape. Too much gas too fast is a problem. Because metal gas log lighters are exposed to so much direct heat, they often become warped or develop holes. Best-case scenario: These conditions can waste gas by directing the flame to areas not directly beneath your wood. Worst-case scenario: They can be potentially dangerous by allowing too much gas to flood into the fireplace, causing excessively high temperatures and/or causing smoke and carbon monoxide to spill into your home. A word of caution: Soft copper, aluminum, or flexible stainless steel tubing should never be used to connect your gas log lighter to the supply line coming out of the wall. This is a potential safety hazard. Only rigid, heavy-duty steel pipe should be used to connect your gas log lighter to the gas supply line. Sometimes the wrong types of materials have been used to connect the gas log lighter tube to the main gas line coming out of the wall. Improper connectors, such as soft copper or aluminum tubing or flexible stainless steel tubing, are not tough enough for the harsh, super-heated environment a fireplace typically creates. The potential for melting or puncturing the soft or flexible materials and causing a gas leak in the wrong place can be disastrous. A professional at A to Z Chimney Services will ensure that you gas log lighter is properly and safely connected.

 gas log burner tube melted

This gas log burner tube is so badly burned that it melted in half!

new cast-iron gas log lighter

A thicker, better quality cast iron gas log lighter was installed.

We replace damaged or improperly-installed gas log lighters on a regular basis and usually have the necessary parts stocked on our chimney sweeping vans. If your gas log lighter needs to be replaced, we’ll be happy to get you back on track quickly and easily. Make an appointment with A to Z Chimney Services today! Email us at, call us or fill out our online appointment form.


Have you already made the switch to a gas stove, fireplace or insert? If not, give us a call and ask for our help with all your gas hearth and appliance choices.

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Dear A to Z Chimney

I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the great service you have done for me. I am an avid wood burner and love to burn my fires just about every evening. There’s nothing like the simple pleasure of curling up next to a warm and cozy fire during those cold winter nights.

Unfortunately, I had a chimney fire which did extensive damage to my chimney and it had to be re-lined with a new Stainless Steel Liner.

Last year, I hired a different company to come out and sweep my chimney. The sweep from that company tried to use high pressure sales tactics to get me to do the repairs. His poor attitude and high pressure turned me off so badly that I decided not to have them do the work.

This year, I hired your company and Chris Donovan was such a gentleman! He gave me the same bad news, but this time I could see it with my own eyes on the screen as he video scanned my flue. He was also much more knowledgeable and informative and really took the time to help me understand. He did not talk condescendingly, and there was no pressure whatsoever.

Consequently, I did hire your company to come back and complete the needed repairs, and was absolutely delighted!! Not only did Chris come back, but Aaron, the owner came, as well. I was delighted to know that the owner was personally seeing to the work. In the process of repairing my chimney, some other minor problems were detected, and they fixed them at no additional charge!

In addition, when everything was done, they did a spectacular job cleaning up every bit of their mess, and I couldn’t even tell they had been here.

Thanks again for the great service you provide! I will use you again and again, and refer you to my friends.


~ Beverly Bland, Carmichael, CA
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