I bought a foreclosure and we are trying to figure out if we have a log burning fireplace or not.
On the right hand side of the fireplace we a turn valve with the key. If you turn key, you get gas out of the pipe as pictured. There's no pilot light or ignition switch, so you just light by hand.
In the fireplace, there is a pull lever which you can use to open the damper.
Does anyone have any ideas if this is a wood burning fireplace with a gas starter or is this a gas fireplace and/or with gas logs?
My plumber (who is not an expert on fireplace hardware, but who I trust), thinks it's a gas starter and the fireplace can burn logs.
My couple of neighbors all have gas insert fireplaces with glass fronts, but this is the "big" builder model in the subdivision so I'm wondering if we got the deluxe fireplace option that can burn real logs.