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RealFyre Gas Logs by R.H. Peterson.

There are three different types of gas fireplaces that are available among RealFyre models by Robert H Peterson company. These are the vented, vent free and the new contemporary alternative models with fire glass and fire shapes. Within each of the different types of gas fireplaces there are a number of different options available.

The vented gas fireplace styles are the charred series, designer series, the classic series and the contemporary gas fireplace alternative series. The different groupings are defined by the ceramic log appearances, which are steel rod reinforced and hand painted. For instance there is a designer oak log, a charred oak log and a royal English oak. There are three main types of burner that are used within the vented gas fireplaces and these are the G45, G4 and G46.

RHP RealFyre Gas Log Fireplace

charred american oak gas fireplace realfyre vented gas fireplace
charred american oak gas fireplace realfyre vented gas fireplace | Source
The G4 vented gas fireplace burner has a rectangular burner pan and a single pipe burner.
The G4 vented gas fireplace burner has a rectangular burner pan and a single pipe burner. | Source

The G4 vented gas fireplace burner

The G4 burner is the very versatile original gas fireplace burner and it has a high btu capacity. It is available in a range of different sizes up to sixty inches. This burner is designed to give a realistic glow and tall flames.  The G4 gas fireplace burner has a rectangular pan with a single pipe burner mounted along the center of the pan.  Silica sand, lava rocks, crushed fire glass or vermiculite is poured into the pan covering the pipe burner.  Above the burner the log grate supports the ceramic gas logs.  Flames do not rise matching the straight line of the pan and pipe burner because the sand, rocks, vermiculite push the gas around into more realistic patterns as the flames lick through the logs above.  This burner is compatible with all of the control systems on RHP systems. There is a range of different options that are available with this burner, and it is possible to adjust the height of the flame. There are also remote options for electronic pilots.  

G45 gas fireplace burner for vented fireplace logs.

american oak gas log fireplace by realfyre with burning embers and vermiculite below actual hand painted gas logs.
american oak gas log fireplace by realfyre with burning embers and vermiculite below actual hand painted gas logs. | Source
The G45 gas fireplace triple burner showing the "T" burner that adds detailed flame to the ember bed of the gas log fireplace.
The G45 gas fireplace triple burner showing the "T" burner that adds detailed flame to the ember bed of the gas log fireplace. | Source
This is from the display burner.  The gas fireplace burner has the same main pipe burner as the G4 but adds flames with the added front burner for the fireplace gas flamed embers.
This is from the display burner. The gas fireplace burner has the same main pipe burner as the G4 but adds flames with the added front burner for the fireplace gas flamed embers. | Source

The RealFyre G46 gas fireplace burner.

The G45 burner is designed to accentuate the embers of the log set and the flame at the front of the vented gas fireplace. This style of burner is compatible with most of the Real-Fyre controls and log styles. The controls on this burner are pre assembled at the factory and these burners can be used for both propane gas and natural gas. This burner is able to create a realistic looking ember bed in the fireplace. These burners are available in sizes ranging from twelve inches to sixty inches in the same sizes and configurations as the G4 fireplace burner.  The G45 burner is identical to the G$ burner except a second burner tube parallels the main burner tube in the fireplace pan.  Called a “T” burner a small tube attaches perpendicular to the main tube and then branches off in both directions.  The “T” burner ports are pointed forward so the extra burner primarily creates smaller flames and the front of the fireplace.  The effect is more of a layered flame pattern with smaller flames among the lower, front ember bed and the main burner flames rising tall in the center of the fireplace above the logs. These burners allow options for a remote on/ off control, variable height of flame and also the option for an electronic pilot remote for on and off.

G46 gas fireplace burner matches the shape of the fire box

most fireplace fire boxes are larger at the opening than at the back wall.  The RealFyre G46 burner matches this shape and hides the valve for a more realistic appearance and no visible means of production.
most fireplace fire boxes are larger at the opening than at the back wall. The RealFyre G46 burner matches this shape and hides the valve for a more realistic appearance and no visible means of production. | Source
notice the bottom of the image below the fire grate to see the burner and the valve tapering back.
notice the bottom of the image below the fire grate to see the burner and the valve tapering back. | Source

G46 RealFyre vented gas fireplace burner.

Finally, there is a vented gas log fireplace burner for specialized fire boxes that is the G46.  While the overall shape of the fire pan on a G4 and G45 burner is rectangular the G46 shape is a trapezoid that matches the footprint of the fireplace fire box.  Typically the floor of a fireplace is wider at the opening and gets smaller towards the back of the fireplace box.  The back of the G46 burner is narrower than the front of the burner pan.  The actual burner design is of a G45 with one main burner and two extra burners that make up the ember bed “T” burner.  The front pan is wide and the back of the pan is smaller which means there is a smaller burner and less BTUs used in a G46 than in a G45 but the shape means more flame to match the actual inner width of the fireplace.

Gas valve for RealFyre gas fireplaces.

Manual, remote, variable remote and electronic control valves for vented gas fireplaces
Manual, remote, variable remote and electronic control valves for vented gas fireplaces | Source
The western campfire gas fireplace ceramic log set is different from most gas fireplace designs.  The ceramic logs are not made to lay horizontal  but stack to maximize higher flames for a "roaring" flame design.
The western campfire gas fireplace ceramic log set is different from most gas fireplace designs. The ceramic logs are not made to lay horizontal but stack to maximize higher flames for a "roaring" flame design. | Source
The manual gas fireplace valve has a removable control knob for a low profile effect that hides the valve.  With a couple wood chip kits or a couple of pine cones it is easy to mistake a well-made gas fireplace with a wood fireplace.
The manual gas fireplace valve has a removable control knob for a low profile effect that hides the valve. With a couple wood chip kits or a couple of pine cones it is easy to mistake a well-made gas fireplace with a wood fireplace. | Source

Realistic ceramic gas fireplace logs.

There are various ways that the logs are displayed and this will depend on the style of fire as they are all different.  What is much more convenient with a vented fireplace is that the logs can be arranged and rearranged at will. The logs are designed to mimic real wood including oak, red oak, birch, hickory and cedar.  Because ceramic logs will be in the flames and ceramic conducts heat effectively the logs are reinforced with steel rods so the constant heat and cooling, expanding and contracting does not weaken the structure.

RealFyre vented gas fireplaces.

this is a display with the electric ignition with no standing pilot.  the ignitor button is on the pine cone.
this is a display with the electric ignition with no standing pilot. the ignitor button is on the pine cone. | Source

Gas fireplace valve control

There is a range of different valves that are available including manual, remote, electronic ignition and also variable remote. It is possible to get and of the RHP RealFyre gas log fireplaces with any valve.  A manual fireplace valve will operate like the valve on a gas barbecue grill.  A control knob determines a high/low setting and a standing pilot stays ready for the gas flow.  Standard remote control valves also have a standing pilot and a high/low control knob.  However the remote transmitter determines on and off.  The high/low is set manually with the control valve and the remote is used to turn the fireplace on and off at the height pre-set with the control valve.  Variable flame valves have a standing pilot and a secondary control valve but when the “on” button is depressed on the transmitter the knob will turn electronically.  As the on button is pressed more and more gas will flow catching the standing pilot and lighting the fireplace.  For lower flames the “off” button is pressed on the transmitter and each push of the button lowers the flames again and again until the fireplace is off.  

Driftwood gas fireplace vented burner.

driftwood gas fireplace with g45 fireplace burner.
driftwood gas fireplace with g45 fireplace burner. | Source

Electronic ignition for gas fireplace burners without standing pilot.

An electronic ignition is the only valve that does not have a standing pilot.  The electronic ignition lights the pilot, holds the valve open until the thermocouple creates and conveys a milli-volt charge to hold the valve open.  Once the valve senses the heat on the thermocouple to open the valve with the magnetic charge the electronic ignition will stop clicking and sparking.  At this point the fireplace is controlled with a variable transmitter and receiver.  Although the electronic ignition is very expensive it is a very popular valve.  The button is disguised as a pine cone which hides the bulky electronic valve.  Not only is the electronic valve attractive the non-standing pilot makes most consumers feel safer than having a standing pilot in the fireplace.

RealFyre ventless gas fireplace

vent free gas fireplace burner - completely different from G4, G45 and G46.  The burner rises above the ceramic logs and the slope has ports to create ember flames.
vent free gas fireplace burner - completely different from G4, G45 and G46. The burner rises above the ceramic logs and the slope has ports to create ember flames. | Source
ceramic logs placed on the g10 vent free gas fireplace realfyre burner.
ceramic logs placed on the g10 vent free gas fireplace realfyre burner. | Source

Robert H Peterson RealFyre gas fireplaces and ventless gas fireplaces.

The ventless gas fireplaces that are available include the contemporary burner system, G18 system, G10 system, G9 system and also the G8 vent free gas log. The contemporary alternatives include the Fyre Gems, Geometric shapes or stones, G21 contemporary burner system and also the Fyre glass.

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