Pilot Light Question


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Old 11-28-12, 06:55 AM
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Pilot Light Question

I recently had my fireplace converted over to a vent free gas log. The make is Rasmussen. I turn it off and on with the remote control. It has the pilot light flame that is always on in order for the remote control to work. Is it normal for the pilot to make the area warm in front of the fireplace? I am just a bit concerned that it has too big of a flame and is wasting gas too.
 
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Old 11-28-12, 07:44 AM
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I am just a bit concerned that it has too big of a flame and is wasting gas too.
No......not to worry. That's the way they operate. I have a vented system that has what I consider an abnormally large pilot flame. Ive been to several showrooms and all the standing pilot models seem to use the same large pilot.

I shut my pilot off as soon as the heating season ends.
 
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Thanks. It certainly is better than the wood fireplace I had before that was usually cool all of the time. I do have a natural gas and carbon monoxide detector in the room for safety.
 
 

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