A propane fireplace is a great option for people who don’t want to cut down trees or purchase firewood. To hook up this type of fireplace, you just need the following:
* A 20 lb propane tank (barbecue tanks are suitable)
* An adapter that connects the regulator on the tank to your gas line inlet valve. You should be able to buy one at any hardware store for about $15 -$20. If your local home center doesn’t carry it but has an LP Gas service counter they may have what you need as well.
*If you are not connecting directly from a 20 lb BBQ cylinder, instead use our recommended “propane hose” with shut-off valves and an adjustable regulator. The regulator will be set to the proper pressure for your fireplace.
* A PVC pipe that connects from the shutoff valve on your propane tank, up to a height of about 12-18 inches above your fireplace opening and has a female connector which screws onto the male inlet connection under your mantle or surround. Ensure you have enough length so it doesn’t interfere with anything else around it such as mantles, walls etc..
* Some people use flexible tubing but our recommendation is not to use this type since there’s no guarantee how well they work although some may prefer them instead of hard piping (connection between components).
It’s important that all connections are made tightly and securely before connecting any gas lines.