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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

    Jan 14, 2010
    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

    Dec 2, 2008
    Averill Park, NY, on Burden Lake II...
    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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