I'm finishing my basement and want a fireplace in the game room. The problem is we already have too many gas appliances so our regulator is literally tapped-out. The best quote for the fireplace and new regulator was over $11,000! To be fair, $11K is a reasonable price for all the work, but since we almost never use the other three fireplaces, I was not sure I wanted to burn through that much cash. So I fired up Amazon and found this hot little number for $750; hell, its worth a shot!
To my surprise, it looks very convincing. It is a royal pain to put water in because you must pull out the entire unit to access the back. I get why they did it this way because it is a humidifier and does require periodic cleaning to avoid nasty growth and if you have hard water, mineral deposits will degrade the ultrasonic vaporizer. Still, they should have made one of the logs the water tank....it would have been relatively easy to do.
I'm attaching a couple of videos. The song in the background is a tribute to my sister's childhood crush who died today...God speed, Mr. Cassidy; I hope you find peace. Thank you for making our childhood a little more fun.