How do you adjust a propane fireplace?

Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the setscrew on the right side of the valve and twist counterclockwise to increase the gas-to-air ratio. Turn the setscrew clockwise to reduce air flow mixing with gas. Ask a friend to describe the flame color and intensity in your Heat-n-Glo fireplace to help with your adjustments.

Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the setscrew on the right side of the valve and twist counterclockwise to increase the gas-to-air ratio. Turn the setscrew clockwise to reduce air flow mixing with gas. Ask a friend to describe the flame color and intensity in your Heat-n-Glo fireplace to help with your adjustments.

Likewise, what color should the flame be on a propane fireplace? Flame Color Temperature Chart

Gas Flame Color Temperature Chart
LPG (Propane) Blue Flame 1,980°C
Natural Gas (Methane Gas) Blue Flame 1,960°C
LPG or Natural Gas Yellow or Red Flames 1,000 °C
Temperatures are approximate. Blue flame temperatures assume complete combustion.

Then, can a pilot light flame be adjusted?

Adjusting the Pilot Flame If the pilot flame is too small, you may be able to make it larger by turning the pilot adjustment screw on the valve control counterclockwise with a screwdriver to open it. The cause of a weak flame may also be an obstruction in the pilot tube.

How do you adjust the regulator on a gas fireplace?

Pull off the regulator cap. There is a spring and an adjusting screw underneath. Usually turning the screw clockwise increases outlet pressure but the direction of adjustment is marked on the regulator. Turn the screw a little to make a small pressure increase adjustment as seen on the pressure gauge.

Is my pilot light too high?

A: There is a way to control the height of the pilot light flame. The pilot flame should touch the thermocouple at a specific level. If the flame is blue and weak, and barely reaches the thermocouple, it needs to be stronger. If it extends well above the thermocouple, it’s too strong.

What should the flame look like in a gas fireplace?

A healthy gas flame will burn steadily with a yellow or orange. If the flame is not yellow or orange it may be a sign that your gas fireplace needs adjusting or cleaning, which should be done by a qualified technician, such as those we have at Kozy Heat.

Where is the pilot light adjustment screw?

The pilot adjustment screw is located on the gas valve, just “above” the pilot tube (See Figure 3). Remove the cap screw and find the actual adjustment screw behind it. Turn the screw in to decrease pilot flame, out to increase.

How can I make my gas fireplace more realistic?

Gas Log Embers Just place of few of the Platinum Bright Embers throughout the fireplace to create an even more vibrant glow. If you have vented gas logs, place small pieces on the burner bed to create a realistic glowing effect wherever the flame flows through the fiber material.

How do you adjust the pilot light on a propane fireplace?

Press the fireplace safety pilot control knob down and hold it as you turn it over to the pilot position. Continue to hold the knob down for five seconds to give the propane enough time to flow through the hose that connects the propane gas line to the fireplace.

Should the pilot light always be on in a gas furnace?

If you have an older gas furnace, your heating unit relies on a little blue flame known as a pilot light to ensure ignition of the burners. Water heaters, gas fireplaces and old gas stoves also often have similar pilot lights. Since the pilot light needs to remain active, your furnace is always consuming some gas.

Should gas fireplace flames Be Blue?

A gas fire blue flame when the fire is initially turned on is quite normal. If your gas fire is blue with orange tips this is also quite acceptable as it’s often temporary due to dust in air particles, or a possible lack of oxygen. Colours of flames in gas fires may range from a yellow gas flame, through orange to red.

Can a pilot light cause a fire?

When the appliance is turned on, a valve releases more gas, which is ignited by the pilot light. If this leak continues, its concentration may reach a point where a spark – such as that from a cigarette lighter, static electricity, or even the pilot light itself as it is re-lit – will cause a fire or even an explosion.

How do you know if you have a bad thermocouple?

If you can’t get the flame to light at all, and you’re sure the gas is on, there’s probably an obstruction in the pilot tube. If the flame lights and goes out when you release the gas control knob after holding it in for the recommended 20 to 30 seconds, that’s the sign of a thermocouple malfunction.

What does a thermocouple look like?

The thermocouple looks like a piece of metal tubing smaller than a soda straw. To find it, first locate the gas control box. This is the box that the main gas line enters, where you turn the gas on in the furnace. The other end of the thermocouple sits in the flame of the pilot light.

Should the thermocouple be in the flame?

Typically the thermocouple sensor is mounted right in the flame of the pilot light on gas fired heating equipment. But not all of these systems use a thermocouple. Some gas fired heating equipment relies on an electronic ignition to ignite the flame. Those devices generally will not use a thermocouple.

How close should the thermocouple be to the pilot light?

about 1/2 inch

How do you test a thermocouple?

Steps Locate the pilot light controls on the gas valve. Turn the pilot light on for 30 seconds. Release the button to see if the pilot light goes out. Turn off the gas supply to test the thermocouple again. Count to 20 and wait for the pilot light to go out. Listen for clicking near the gas valve.

Why does my pilot light go out when I release the pilot light knob?

The most likely of those is that the thermocouple needs to be replaced. The button you press to light the pilot bypasses the thermocouple. When you release the button, the thermocouple ensures that unburned gas doesn’t get released by shutting off the gas when it’s not heated by the burning pilot light.