Turn on gas fireplace. Find the gas shutoff valve. While i was teaching it was nice to come home and turn on the gas fireplace but i missed the snap crackle and pop. Now turn the gas back on with the gas key and hold a long match or fireplace lighter there.
Turn the key counterclockwise approximately 12 turn to release the flow of gas into the fireplace logs. If it doesnt light right away the gas may be turned off at the source. This takes away the need to clean up ashes at the end after the fire has gone out.
Then move the control knob to the pilot position. Read the instructions if you have them. Wall switch to turn on gas fireplace if you turn off the main breaker to your house and you can still turn on the fireplace then its a millivolt system where the pilot light heats a thermocouple that generates a few thosandths of a volt.
Turn it counterclockwise to let gas reach the fireplace. To light your gas fireplace first access its control panel and turn the shutoff valve so the handle is parallel to the gas line which will allow gas to enter your fireplace. This is an instructional video on how to shut off your standing pilot gas fireplace.
Turn off the gas and look at the logs or under the logs to see where the gas comes out. Photo by brandon smith. Turn off your gas.
So when i retired i had it changed to woodburning. Wood burning fireplaces unlike ventless gas fireplaces require a chimney. If not google the fireplace name and try to download the instructions.
New revised video detailing how to light the pilot light of a napoleon gas fireplace. A gas fireplace introduces warmth into a living space without the need to burn firewood. Step 4 insert the end of a long butane lighter near the center of the gas logs where the gas tube is.