Gas fireplace how to use. Ignite your first fire by using a long handled lighter or matches to ignite the newspaper and kindling. How to light a gas fireplace duration. Image 17 of 19.
Gas fireplaces provide all the warmth and atmosphere of a traditional fire without the ashy cleanup. I film how to light your gas fireplace in your home apartment condo or townhome townhouse. It incorporates air movement channels that maximize the warmth supplied to the house.
The fireplace consists of incombustible logs covering gas vents and the fire itself burns behind glass doors. A version of this article appears in print on november 5 2000 on page 11011005 of the national edition with the headline. Photo by ray kachatorian.
Like any fireplace the surface of the gas fireplace gets hot so you should plan its placement away from curtains or furniture. How to safely light your pilot on your gas fireplace. How to light a gas fireplace.
Use a fireplace poker to stir the sticks as needed until the larger logs ignite. 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. All about gas fireplaces.
For all gas burning fireplaces 1. Make sure your contractor installs an oxygen depletion sensor in your gas fireplace. It should also be out of the main traffic area in the home.
Working with a gas line or a propane tank is a job for an experienced professional not a do it yourselfer. Outdoors vent free units have no btu restrictions or oxygen depletion sensors. 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.
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