Fireplace Insert


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?
Eric Pawtowski
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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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