Does rotating a gas valve on an indoor fireplace counterclockwise open or close the gas line?
All gas fireplaces have to have a shut-off valve within 10' and that will turn so the key or the handle is parallel to leave gas on and perpendicular to turn gas off. The valve inside the fireplace turns but not indiscriminately. The inner valve will turn to the pilot setting and depress to light the pilot. Once the pilot os stable the knob will un-depress and turn to the On position. For a manual valve this will turn on the gas flow to the main burners. If using a switch or remote turning the valve to On leaves the fireplace valve in a Ready position so the switch or remote will turn on the gas.
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There are many different designs but most often you will need to use a flash light to look up into the firebox throat. In the throat you will often see a heavy wrought iron le…ver that you can move by hand. Try grabbing it and moving it upwards a bit to release it from the catch that holds it open and let the flu close downwards. I'll suggest you tie a ribbon or string onto the lever to remind yourself that the flu is in a closed position. Remeber to open the flu before building a fire again.
Left. Remeber lefty loosey, righty tighty.
No, you do not need to open the damper. Example - A gas cook stove is not vented and neither is the oven. Nor were the old gas space heaters (I still use them) your grandpa…rents used. Carbon monoxide is produced by incomplete burning of fuel. Not just the burning of fuel. In fact the EPA states that a correctly operating gas appliance DOES NOT produce unsafe levels of carbon monoxide. If they did, all our grandparents would be dead. I remember sleeping by an old gas space heater turned on high. Ventless gas logs are sold world wide, if just the burning of the gas produced CM then they would not sell logs that allowed you to close your damper. The bigger concern with these logs is not CM but oxygen depletion. All vent free logs have an oxygen depletion safety on them and not a CM safety. That should tell you something. So relax. If you are concerned, go to Home Depot and buy a CM detector. I think every home with gas appliances should have one in case an appliance gets faulty.
No. The flue must be open to allow the carbon monoxide to escape from the house.
Is this an insert into a previous wood burning fireplace? Direct vent or vent free? BTUs?
dumb a##, fireplaces dont run on gasoline, they run on natural gas
NO. a flue should never be closed when a fire is lit. It is the way poisonous gases like carbon monoxide are taken out of a room,hallway or any enclosed space. flues can be cl…osed only when a fire is not being used,to keep out draughts on windy days.
Unless you want to suffocate i suggest you open it
From the supply lines to install off your main gas line. If this is not done by a qualified person, you must have it inspected by your local codes.
When burning the firplace, flue must be open to avoid death/ illness from carbon monoxide.
I would have a gas applaince service rep examine the fireplace, and insure that no parts were damaged due to high heat- and leave a note for self to remember to open damper ne…xt time.
Depends on the rating and installation information from the maker. Some are "zero clearance" appliances- they can be attached directly to wood studs.
Yes- but open before use.
to opn the fireplace and to make a resolotion/
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