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25 Oct 11 Home Improvement & Maintenance : How to Manually Light a Gas Fireplace

In order to manually light a gas fireplace, make sure the damper is open and slowly turn on the gas when it’s moving over the lighter or matches. Discover why a gas fireplace should never be turned on ahead of time with help from a home remodeling specialist in this free video on gas fireplaces. Expert: William Perkinson Bio: William Perkinson is a partner with Perkinson Building Corporation, based in Birmingham, Ala. Filmmaker: Tim Brown

Tags: Fireplace, home, Improvement, Light, Maintenance, Manually

Reader's Comments

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    Thank you thank you thank you so much. You helped me sooo much. Using the matches made all the difference in the world opposed to using that long lighter (thing)? Anyway I will have a very cozy living room this winter thanks to you! God Bless and I will try and pay it forward to someone else!!

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    Excatly what I needed, thanks

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    I would hug you if I could!!! I have been searching for over an hour to find the damn pilot switch until I came upon your video and realized that my fireplace is ancient and has no switch. I followed your instructions and it was a sucess. Thank you sooooooo much!!!!!!

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    uhh, i have a gas fireplace with the key thing and a switch (like a light switch) ive nevr used one before but we had a guy come over, but yesterday, i cleaned the it and turned the fire off and i blew this little thing cuz it didnt turn off (was i not supposed to? >>) now the fire wont turn on anymore when i turn on the switched, and im afraid to put a match in it cuz i dnt know if the gas is off or not (i havent touched the key)

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    Well my gas log fire place the gas wire is broken so if we turn it on it will go “Boom!!!!!”

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    Thanks for posting this video. This was really helpful for a manual gas fireplace that we have in our home we just bought.


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    What do u mean no suprises it went woof :)