Gas fire place repairs are often simple yet seem like a hidden trick to most users. After years of servicing gas logs, here is our top fix per call. Turning it on or off control. Yes, believe it or not, that is the trickiest problem for users to overcome.
Now, we are not saying that all gas fire place repairs are as easy as turning it on. The special ignitions and safeties built into todays gas logs can frustrate a homeowner. Let’s go over the connection for on/off and why it causes a problem at times.
In order for the gas ignitor to provide flame to the logs, the circuit for the on and off control must be closed. Often, the on and off control is a wall mounted switch. This switch looks exactly like a light switch BUT it only uses millivolts of power. One of our main vendors discusses this switch here.
The last gas log service call we responded to could not keep the pilot and ignitor lit. After cleaning and adjusting the gas ignitor and debris around the orifice, it still would not stay energized. The hidden secret most others don’t check is the on and off switch on the wall. Sure enough, the wire that was installed by another contractor had slipped out and was not allowing the circuit to completely close.
Small wire adjustment and BAM, a well functioning gas log set. As always, Clear Chimney cleans and adjusts all areas of the gas log package. When we leave, you can rest assured the heating source via direct vent or vent free gas logs is ready to go for another year.