When you have a gas fireplace installed, the technician will probably light the pilot light and get everything up and running for you. However, the pilot light can be blown out if there are heavy winds sweeping down the chimney. If you've never had to re-light it yourself, you may be wondering what to do. Here's the lowdown:
- Lighting the pilot is pretty much the same process with all gas stoves: depress the ON/OFF/PILOT knob slightly and turn it to the PILOT setting.
- Next, push in on the same knob with one thumb while clicking the piezo igniter button repeatedly with the other until the pilot lights (the thumb pressure holds the gasline open until the pilot flame can heat up the thermopile, so you need to keep the knob depressed for about 45 seconds, so the thermopile has time to start generating before you can let go of the thumb pressure). If the pilot goes out when you remove your thumb, it means the thermopile didn't heat up enough to hold the gas line open, so wait a couple of minutes and repeat the process until the pilot stays lit with your thumb removed.
- Once the pilot remains lit when you stop depressing the knob, turn the knob to the ON position.
- Now you can light the burners with the manual switch, thermostat, or remote control unit.
Source: Sweep's Library