I just purchased a home (1950's) with a gas fireplace insert that has a
valve in the front. There seems to be no pilot light on this model, it
must be an older one. I turn the valve on and the gas swooshes out of
the 6 holes int he U shaped curved pipe.
There are about 6 ceramic (i think) logs that sit on top, and some fine
sand in the unit with some heavier sand/embers mixed in.
Now for the stupid quesiton, do I just turn on the gas and light it? It
seems easy enough but I have some concern that I am doing it correctly.
Any advice would help? Should I go to home depot and get a new gas
insert? would that be safer than this one?