Whether your gas fireplace uses propane or natural gas, ceramic fire or logs glass, is free status, built-in, a slip-in add, it requires a gas burner to produce the flames. You may ride on your fireplace for warmth, or you might simply enjoy watching the flames dance, but when the flames look smaller than normal, or else they can hardly be viewed above the logs, either troubleshoot your fireplace to ascertain the reason. The repair may be a very simple cleaning while other problems may need you contact your installer or gas supplier.
Turn off the gas supply to your gas fireplace by rotating the vital valve clockwise. Make sure that the gas control to the burners will be in the “Off” position if required.
Take a picture of this log positioning on the grate in case your gas fireplace utilizes ceramic logs. For the fireplace to function properly, the logs must be placed based on the gas fireplace manufacturer’s instructions. Should you use fire glass rather than logs, then ensure that you remove all of the pieces of glass and wash them liquid dish washing detergent and water at the same time you’ve got them removed from the fireplace. Rinse them well and allow them to dry.
Sweep out the sand or vermiculite covering the burners with a small broom and dust pan. You have to use sand or vermiculite under some fire log sets and as filler under fire glass.
Wipe the burners using a soft fabric and inspect the gas orifices. Vacuum the area surround the grate to eliminate any dust, cobwebs or animal hair. Generated canned air to blow through the burners and clean any debris in the gas orifices which could halt or inhibit the flames.
Check the gas line connecting the burner to the gas connection within the fireplace if required. If it is a flexible line, then make certain no kinks exist at the line. Kinks could reduce the amount of gas to the burners and also restrict the size of their flames. Straighten the line if necessary.
Start looking for any blockages from the burner orifices that the canned air failed to eliminate. Insert a small, thin cable to any one of these gaps to remove the blockages. Blow the atmosphere through the burners once again and through the tiny holes at the pilot and pilot assembly to remove any debris.
Make sure that your cover the gas burners with the right products. You use silica sand above the burners in both natural gas fire and log glass fireplaces. You use vermiculite with propane gas fireplaces. Using silica sand at a propane fireplace may restrict the amount of propane which rises to the surface and reduce the size of their flames.
Refer to your picture to replace the logs in the fireplace or replace your fire glass.
Turn the important valve counterclockwise as far as it will turn to start the gas line. Begin the fire by after your gas fireplace lighting directions. Turn the gas control knob to high to increase the flames in your fireplace if applicable.