FIREPLACE WEST, Robin Hetherington, wish all Good Fortune and a Healthy 2019.

Major storm alert this Wednesday/Thursday.

PLEASE, please USE your gas fireplace and inserts during this snow storm to keep snow from blocking the chimney cap or sidewall termination.   Sometimes the blowing snow packs inside the cap and will stop it from running.  Same for your furnace.  Keep snow from blocking outside vents. Dig them out if covered.  Really important.

(PROBLEM)  “Robin, my flame is really wimpy or lifts of firebed and shuts off. “  See blowing snow above.  Start pilot light  if off, set at LOW FLAME  and turn it on for 15 second intervals.  You are trying to melt the snow in the cap. Do it repeatedly and do longer cycles.  Shut off as flame lifts off.  Also will warm up in a few days.,,

(PROBLEM). “It seems to take forever to relight my pilot light. “.   The gas when off, retreats back a bit and you have to have a bit of patience. Sometimes a minute or two for the gas to come back into the line.  PATIENCE.  KEEP PRESSING THE SPARKER IF PRESSING IN THE PILOT POSITION.  REMEMBER to keep pressing the pilot knob in for an additional 30 seconds.  Don’t forget to turn knob to ON WHEN pilot is lit

(PROBLEM).  “Robin, I can’t turn on my fireplace.”  #1 service tip, Fireplace West, is to change batteries (Duracell) in BOTH hand remote and receiver box inside bott/side of fireplace if not turning on.

Let’s talk fireplaces.  Robin@fireplacewest.ca

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