Whether you are hoping to create a beautiful atmosphere in space or want to warm up a cold room, using a manufactured fire log such as those made by Duraflame will make the process more enjoyable.
Duraflame Firelogs are easy to light and put out again, letting you spend more time enjoying the fire itself.
When it’s about putting out Duraflame logs, there is no special way to put out the flame of a Duraflame log, whether it is used indoors or outdoors.
Just like you would with any other kind of fire, you can douse it with water to extinguish it.
You could also use sand, ensuring that the flames are entirely covered. You could also use a drying chemical to do the job for you.
What Are Fire Logs?
Firelogs are pieces of manufactured firewood that are made out of recycled products such as cellulose, sawdust, and wax.
They are a more environmentally conscious alternative to standard firewood and are appealing mostly because of their ease of use.
They light up quickly, burn cleanly, and leave behind very little ash.
A burning wood fire needs to be continuously tended to, but you won’t have to give a purchased fire log product the same amount of attention.
The only real downside to them revolves around the heat that the logs generated.
Since you are only burning a single log at a time, you won’t have as much heat with them as you would when you burn real wood.
Kinds of Duraflame Logs
Duraflame logs are made from a combination of special fibers, sawdust and tree oils, paraffin, and vegetable oil.
When using them, these logs will usually be alight in less than five minutes.
The Duraflame brand itself has different fire logs for you to choose from.
They come in various sizes that are designed to burn for various lengths of time.
For instance, they have a 6.5-pound fire log that can burn for a total of four hours.
They can be used in open-hearth fireplaces, indoor fireplaces, fire pits, and outdoor fireplaces with ease.
There are also premium Gold Firelogs that burn more brightly and come in 2.5 and 4.5 weights that burn up to three hours.
As another example, the Duraflame Everynight Log is good for when you want to have a quickfire at night as it burns for only two hours.
Safety Tips When Using Duraflame Logs
Firelogs are easy to use and quite convenient, but just like anything involving fire, you need to use them carefully and safely.
If your fireplace has glass doors, it’s a good idea to leave them open while the fire log burns.
Since these logs burn cleanly, they don’t put out a lot of smoke, so you aren’t risking anything keeping them open.
Furthermore, though Duraflame logs aren’t thought to be a cause of any toxic reactions if your pets get ahold of them, the wood fibers that they contain are not digestible.
This could cause stomach issues for your pet, so it is wise to keep the Duraflame Firelogs safely out of their reach.
Also, because it is a fire hazard, you should never leave a fireplace with Duraflame logs burning throughout the night.
Before going to sleep, ensure the fire is out, and the materials have cooled down.
Unattended fires are hazardous; even a little wind gust can rekindle them or turn embers into a flammable substance.
Can You Put Out a Duraflame Log and Reuse it?
Although re-lighting the remaining firelog after it’s been extinguished is not recommended, with some products like Crackleflame® Indoor/Outdoor Firelogs, you can add on a second log (towards the end of the burn) in an outdoor fire pit or fireplace.
However, please be sure to read the instructions on the wrapper before you use them for your fireplace.
Combining real and Duraflame logs are not advised since it may exceed the maximum heat capacity of your fireplace, resulting in a flare-up as the Duraflame log burns faster than anticipated owing to the additional wood.
Some people, however, like to use Duraflame logs as firestarters for small outdoor fires. If you want, you can use them in a similar way.
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