We just bought a new house (well, new to us--it's about 15 years old). Anyway, it has a gas log fireplace that was not connected when we moved in. A few twists with a wrench and I am good to go, right? Wrong. I couldn't get the pilot light to work. So, I figured that the unit was bad so I bought a new complete Emberglow unit, hooked it up, and same problem. I put the Emberglow back in the box and decided to work on the old one. Here is what it does: I turn the knob to pilot, push it in and hold it while I light the pilot light. I keep the knob pushed in and wait after 15-30 seconds, the pilot light sputters and dies. When I relight it, it does the same thing. Out of curiousity, after relighting the pilot several times immediately after it goes out, I lit the main burners. They burn for about 20 seconds until they shut off, presumably by the thermocoupling since the pilot lite has again sputtered and gone out. The flame on the main burners is completely blue--no yellow flame at all. I did the same thing with the new Emberglow unit, and it did the same thing. Do I need to call the gas company? I am at my wit's end. Does anyone have any ideas????