My brother just purchased a house that came with a gas
fireplace insert. The pilot light on the thing keeps
the entire front extremely warm. Seems much larger than
the pilot on a stove would be.
Neither of us has any expierence with fireplace inserts.
Is this normal?
If the fireplace insert has a milivolt gasvalve ie: you can hook a
switch or thermostat to it, it will need a bigger pilot light than a
normal unit that has only a pilot safety thermocouple. The pilot light
is adjustable, you can use a small screwdriver and adjust the pilot
down a bit. If you go to far, you run the risk of the pilot safety
shutting the pilot off on you. If this is the case simply turn it back
up a little bit.
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