Our fireplace, installed in mid 80's has a burner that is completly worn out. Is is possible to install a new burner that is not made by original maker? When I've asked at fireplace shops they claim that the entire unit, box and all must be torn out and replaced...really? I want to know if I can purchase a burner and replace, if so is there anything other than where the burner connects to gas line I need to know an Bout? Thanks

  • I think for liability reasons if not a direct replacement the store may say everything needs to be replaced. Is the original MFG still in business? Contacting them you may be able to purchase a new burner or find one with a similar design and BTU rating to replace the worn out one.
    – Ed Beal
    Oct 10, 2016 at 9:16

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You must get a new burner from the manufacturer, anything else could potentially end in disaster.remember to make sure if it's natural or propane gas burner.

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