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GAS FIREPLACES


There are several brands and models and ignition systems for indoor and outdoor fireplaces and fire features. Many of them operate the same way but have different valves and controls and features.


Here in South Florida I have yet to see a fireplace with a warm air blower, for example. And most of the fireplaces here are turned on during the winter season, if that, and are off for the remainder of the year or longer than a couple of years.


We do offer new sales and installations but usually our customers have a fireplace or firepit that they have already ordered and are calling us for installation. Occasionally we have to run a new gas line.


Most of the time though we are called to existing fireplaces that are not working for repair service. At which time we will clean out the clogged orifices and pilot hoods and thermopiles and thermocouplings and gas valve terminals  and or replace such parts. Sometimes parts have to be ordered depending on the unit, such as transformers or circuit boards or ignition modules or gas valves, etc. We do have a stock of common parts that we usually find across most brands and models but again there are times we have to order parts specific to the unit.


Also, we cannot guarantee repairs for fireplaces made outside of the USA. Fireplaces made in other countries usually size all of the parts and threads and tubing by millimeters whereas all of the fireplaces made in the USA use inches and fractions SAE. Our local suppliers do not carry any of that and it is very difficult to find parts for these specialized fireplaces and we end up having to replace all the parts.       

Types of burners


1.) Manual (match throw or manual spark)

2.) On/off (safety valve with on/off remote)

3.) Variable (safety valve with variable remote)

4.) Electronic ignition (electronic safety valve with remote) 


Types of controls


1.) The most common type of control is the on/off remote controlled fireplace with receiver; manual pilot ignition gas valve.

2.) Wall mounted switch or receiver with on/off and low/hi controller; manual pilot ignition gas valve.

3.) Manual pilot and burner controls with switch or push ignition.

4.) Remote controlled electronic ignition; electronic gas valve; no manual pilot.

5.) Outdoor fire pits and fire bowls usually are wired into the pool equipment panel or are manual ignition (match throw).

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DISASSEMBLY


In order to repair a gas fireplace we usually have to disassemble the entire fireplace including logs, grates, and access panels, and get the controls and mechanical parts in view so we can work on it.


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Below are some pictures of past jobs

Firepits - underground natural gas line

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Grand Effects Firepit - natural gas

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Spark Modern Fires - Linear

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Spray painting an old fireplace

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