Gas fireplace how to use. Make sure your contractor installs an oxygen depletion sensor in your gas fireplace. Although many gas fireplaces have a knob or ignitor switch to light the fire some older gas fireplaces units have a metal key that is inserted into a keyhole which turns on the gas flow to start the fire. Like any fireplace the surface of the gas fireplace gets hot so you should plan its placement away from curtains or furniture.
Article summary lighting with a control panel igniting with a fireplace key fixing common ignition problems community qa. A version of this article appears in print on november 5 2000 on page 11011005 of the national edition with the headline. How to light a gas fireplace.
Ignite your first fire by using a long handled lighter or matches to ignite the newspaper and kindling. Gas fireplaces provide all the warmth and atmosphere of a traditional fire without the ashy cleanup. Outdoors vent free units have no btu restrictions or oxygen depletion sensors.
How to safely light your pilot on your gas fireplace. It incorporates air movement channels that maximize the warmth supplied to the house. Hire a licensed contractor to convert your wood burning fireplace to gas.
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Image 17 of 19. All about gas fireplaces. Cut the evening chill and add a flickering glow to your surroundings with a low profile gas fireplace.
A modern gas fireplace emits no smoke and vents its waste gases to the outside through a tube in the wall rather than up a chimney. I film how to light your gas fireplace in your home apartment condo or townhome townhouse. It should also be out of the main traffic area in the home.
The fireplace consists of incombustible logs covering gas vents and the fire itself burns behind glass doors. For all gas burning fireplaces 1.