What is a gas restrictor elbow?
Restrictor elbow for shutting off gas supply to fire. Includes a pressure-test-point to measure the incoming gas pressure to the appliance.
Can gas fires be fixed?
Simply switching your gas supply back on will solve the issue. However, if the problem is more extensive, you may need to contact a Gas Safe engineer to look at the issue as soon as possible.
How can I tell if my gas fireplace is leaking?
Fill a cup with 8 ounces of water and 1 to 2 teaspoons of liquid dish soap. Mix the solution up using a foam paintbrush and then apply it liberally to all portions of the gas line and the logs. Watch the logs and gas line for air bubbles, which indicate a gas leak.
How do I shut-off the gas to my house?
There is a shut-off valve running parallel with the pipe, usually located about 6 to 8 inches above the ground. Take a 12-inch or larger adjustable wrench, and turn the valve 1/4 turn in either direction, until the valve is crosswise to the pipe. (See Diagram B)
How long will a gas fire last?
The normal life expectancy for a gas fireplace varies, but it’s been our experience that most fireplaces need to be replaced somewhere between 15-25 years.
How often should my gas fire be serviced?
Once a year
How often does my gas fire need servicing? Once a year, if you have no noticeable problems with the gas fire. If you do notice any issues, contact an engineer as soon as possible to service the fire. Your gas boiler and any other gas appliances in your home should also be checked every 12 months too.
Is it OK to smell a little gas from fireplace?
Although it is normal for a fireplace to omit a slight odor, it is important to take proper precautions if you think you may smell a potential gas leak. If you smell a rotten egg smell around your natural gas fireplace, is important to leave your home immediately and contact your local utility service.
Do gas fireplaces leak gas?
Absolute don’ts when it comes to a gas leak Don’t use electronic devices inside. That includes your cell phone. Only call 911 or your service company after you’ve moved away from the danger area. Don’t turn the lights on or off, doorbells, or appliances.