I have bought a house as well. It has got a small gas pipe terminating
under the the firegrate. Do you think this is for lighting the wood
until it catches fire? Do I have to shut the gas off?
Are there any safety rgulations?
My guess is it is a log lighter. Of course you should consider that I
am only guessing and I have never seen it. I suggest you get a good chimney
cleaner - fireplace professional out to check the whole thing out before you
consider lighting any kind of fire in there.
yea...its most likely a log lighter...it will be an iron pipe with a
series of holes in it....there should be a valve mounted around the
hearth somewhere...not in the actual firebox. I would get the gas
company or a reliable heating service out there to look it over and
make sure its safe.
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