There is a place in Phoenix that sells alcohol gel fireplaces. Also penny's sells them. I am in the process of having a non-functional fireplace built too. I know where to buy them but I don't know how hot they burn or if the fireplace needs to be lined with steel or brick. Look in the Christmas Penny's catalog and also in Speigals catalog. email me if you have any tips. Thanks. They also sell the alcohol-gel based ceramic log ensembles.