home improvement


Question by  stevek (30)

Why is my log gas fireplace always on?

My gas log fireplace is always on, there is always a flame in there even when it is not "on".


Answer by  Hpd (63)

A gas fireplace usually has a pilot light (similar to a gas stove) that is always lit even when the fireplace itself is off. This keeps the fireplace ready for immediate ignition when you turn the gas on. Unless the gas is turned off, the pilot light (typically a small, blue flame) will continue to burn.


Answer by  Arioch (190)

The most likely cause is that the gas valve on the fire is faulty or jammed thus allowing a constent flow of gas through, get an expert in.


Answer by  Skullwing (746)

This always-on flame is the pilot light and it allows the gas fireplace to ignite. If the pilot light goes out the fireplace will not turn on properly.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

That is the pilot light that shows that it is working. If it wasn't doing that I'd be worried it was broken.

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