I live in a house built in 2003. The fire place has never been used. Today I had a plumber install what looks like a tube with holes connected to a gas line. it produces many little flames across the fireplace. My plumber said that this will be used to light the wood and then I turn the gas off. I asked him a few times "are you sure this fireplace is meant for wood and not those fake gas logs?" He said I could do either. I'm perplexed. For the life of me I never heard of a dual fireplace. I don't know how to assess the situation. Honestly, I'd love to burn wood in my new house! It has a metal rack for the wood, a chain screen, and a glass enclosure just like other fireplaces. I'm nervous though. The last thing I need are dead family members or a burned down house, or smoke damage, etc. It is 2011...My house is 2003. It is a tract home neighborhood. How do I find out definitively if I can burn wood. If I can't do what can I do to make those little blue flames look like and warm like a wood fire?