How do you manually light a propane fireplace?

Press the fireplace safety pilot control knob down and hold it as you turn it over to the pilot position. Continue to hold the knob down for five seconds to give the propane enough time to flow through the hose that connects the propane gas line to the fireplace.

A set of specific instructions must be followed to light a propane fireplace insert correctly.

  1. Locate the knob for the propane gas valve.
  2. Push the knob in and hold with your nondominant hand.
  3. Light the stick lighter with your dominant hand and place the flame approximately 1 inch from the element.

One may also ask, can you manually light a gas fireplace with electronic ignition? Gas fireplaces have traditionally used a standing pilot light to ignite the flames. Because that system does not use external electricity, the fireplace works if the power goes out. Newer generations of gas fireplaces use an electronic ignition system, requiring electricity to start up.

Accordingly, can I manually light my gas fireplace?

If you have a standing pilot, the gas fireplace will light itself without the need for electricity. But the pilot may need to be lit manually on occasion. The manual will have detailed instructions for the standing pilot that should be followed for safety considerations.

How do you light a pilot light on a propane stove?

Locate pilot in the back of the compartment. The pilot is attached to the left side of the oven burner. To light the oven pilot, push in and hold the oven control knob while lighting the pilot with a match. Once the oven pilot is lit, continue holding the oven control knob in for 1 minute before releasing.

How do you troubleshoot a propane fireplace?

How to Troubleshoot a Propane Fireplace Wearing gloves, ensure the valve on your propane tank is open. Open the valve by turning it counterclockwise until it will not turn anymore. Ensure the valve for your fireplace is open. The fireplace valve generally is under a steel plate next to the fireplace itself. Push the igniter. Relight the pilot light.

How do propane fireplace inserts work?

If this is true of your home, you will only need to slide a propane insert into the masonry fireplace opening. One of them feeds fresh air to the propane burner, and the other acts an exhaust to expel gases from the burned fuel up through the chimney and into the outside air.

Can a pilot light flame be adjusted?

Adjusting the Pilot Flame If the pilot flame is too small, you may be able to make it larger by turning the pilot adjustment screw on the valve control counterclockwise with a screwdriver to open it. The cause of a weak flame may also be an obstruction in the pilot tube.

Do all propane fireplaces have a pilot light?

Once you turn your propane tank on, can it stay on or does it need to be turned off after each use? Most gas fireplaces use a standing pilot light, meaning a small flame will stay lit at all times so that you can start a fire whenever you want.

How much is a propane fireplace insert?

A gas-burning fireplace insert heats 1,000 to 3,000 square feet, depending on its size. Talk to your insert dealer about the size of your existing fireplace and what heating capacity you can expect from an insert. Inserts cost $3,000 to $4,000, including installation and a chimney liner.

How do you hook up a propane fireplace?

The propane is fed to the fireplace via a gas hose line. The hose line is attached to the propane tank with a gas hose pressure regulator valve. The regulator valve is installed by screwing it into the propane tank valve. This makes propane tanks easy to replace once they have run out of fuel.

How do you start a gas fireplace for the first time?

If this is your first time lighting your gas fireplace, you should leave the knob pressed in for 30 seconds to bleed air out of the gas line. After waiting 5-30 seconds for the pilot light to be primed, and with the control knob still pressed in, click in the pilot ignition button located next to the control knob.

What happens if the pilot light goes out on a gas fireplace?

When a pilot light goes out on a gas fireplace, there is cause for concern if the gas flow hasn’t been interrupted. More commonly, a pilot light will go off because of a failure in the supply of gas. One thing to check is the gas valve on the fireplace and make sure it’s open.

Will a propane fireplace work without electricity?

However, ventless gas fireplaces can operate without the use of electricity during an outage by simply lighting their pilot light. This is possible through a battery assisted piezo ignition.

How do I know if my gas fireplace is working?

You should: Inspect the glass doors for cracks or latch issues. Check that gas logs are in the proper position. Turn gas off at the shut-off valve and test the igniter. Ignite the fire and look for clogged burner holes. If present, turn off gas and clear obstructions with a pin or needle.

Why is my gas fireplace not turning on?

1. Pilot light systems are the most common reason gas fireplaces fail to light, so check the main gas valve to make sure the gas is turned on. If gas is coming out of the pilot, but it still won’t light, the spark igniter could be the problem. Look for and clear out any debris between the igniter and thermocouple.

Do gas fireplaces work when the power is out?

Gas Fireplaces: There is no danger to continuously running a gas fireplace during a power outage. It will just heat less square footage because it is only producing radiant heat. The blower that would normally turn on with the fireplace needs electricity to work.

Can you light a gas fireplace when the power is out?

It requires an electric source to create a spark that ignites the pilot light. If the power is out, the fireplace will not ignite. However, most gas fireplaces use a battery back-up for an IPI ignition system.