I have a fireplace gas log starter that's not getting any gas up to it.
The supply valve in the basement is on. When I disconnected the pipe
and turned the valve on, the gas flows. It then goes up into the valve
on the front of the fireplace. Doesn't matter which way the valve on
the fireplace is, no gas flows to the log starter. Sounds like maybe a
clog? There's no way to remove the valve on the fireplace since it's
in the brick. Any ideas?
I think he is talking about a real wood fireplace with a propane starter.
It sounds like the valve is clogged up.You may have to turn off the supply
valve and disconnect the feed line and use compressed air to blow out the
clog. The valve is open when turned counter clockwise. Are you sure your key
is long enough and the valve is turning.
If you blow compressed air back into the gas line, any connected regulators
and valves will probably be ruined by the overpressure. Be careful to
disconnect the section you are blowing out. Even shutoffs are not real safe
to prevent high pressure from passing through.
I suppose you have checked the orfice(s) for blockage.
I disconnected the gas line in the basement and tried blowing out the
line up to the fireplace with a small air compressor (about 30 psi).
It wouldn't break through, just built up pressure and then blew back at
me when I stopped. The valve on the fireplace was open at the time.
There is no gas getting to the fireplace (I disconnected the log
starter in the fireplace). This log starter previously worked but over
time kept getting less and less pressure to the fireplace and now gets
none. The supply line in the basement seems to be at full pressure
however. Seems like some type of blockage in the line or the valve at
the fireplace (which is mortarted in place). Is it safe to try to push
a small wire through the supply line? Any other ideas?
I hope you figure this out, because I have the exact same problem.
I replaced the starter pipe... but there is just no gas reaching the
starter. I hate to tear out the floor to get at the valve... so I'm
wondering if the valve can be checked or rebuilt from the top access.
The valve opens ok, but it does't have any resistance ... like maybe
something is not quite right.
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