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No clue how to start this thing

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by UberTaco, Jan 14, 2010.

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  1. UberTaco

    UberTaco New Member

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    Purchased a beautiful 45 year old house a couple years ago and still don't know how to start my gas fireplace. All I can find on it is an allen wrench, which turns gas on to the pilot light, and a red button which lets the gas out for the pilot light. Once I let the button go, the gas stops. Anyone have any idea how I can start this baby up?

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    How long are you holding the pilot knob in?
    Are you lighting the pilot with a match or a Scripto type lighter?
    You hafta hold the pilot knob in BEFORE, DURING & AFTER
    you light the pilot flame.
    You may hafta hold it for as long as a minute to heat up
    the thermocouple (TC) - IF there is one.
    If the pilot STILL doesn't hold after a minute,
    you probably need to replace the TC...
    Can you post a pic of what you have?
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