Gas Log Control Options
Remote Controls, Electronic Ignition, Manual Safety Pilots and other types of controls that are available for gas logs.
Important Note: Liquid Propane always requires a safety pilot, whereas Natural Gas does not.
Match Light (no pilot): Match light systems do not have any type of safety pilot. You start the fire by lighting a long lighter or match and holding it inside the fireplace just above the burner while you turn on the gas. The gas valve should be located either in the wall or floor. If your gas valve is inside the fireplace, be sure that it is legally installed. Most cities require that you at least have a cut off valve outside the fireplace that is in reach. Match light burners are substantially less expensive than other options, but are not legal in many cities.
Manual Pilot: Manually controlled gas logs have a safety pilot that stays lit all of the time (it can be turned off during the off-season). The safety pilot attached to the burner will have a knob that you turn to light the fire manually. This knob works as long as the safety pilot is lit. You cannot use a remote control with a manual safety pilot. Manual safety pilots are less expensive than remote control pilots because they use a less sophisticated system. This is also the least expensive way to operate gas logs with Liquid Propane.
Basic On/Off Remote*: A remote capable safety pilot has the capability of being controlled by a hand held remote control transmitter or by a wall switch. Both the transmitter and receiver are battery operated, so they do not have to be hard wired. The wall switch option (sold separately) includes a small millivolt wire that goes from the wall switch to the pilot valve, but is not hard wired to your electricity.
Variable Flame Remote*: Variable Flame remote safety pilots are also completely battery operated systems and are a step up from a standard On/Off remote because they give you the ability to control the flame height directly from the remote control. Variable Flame remotes are slightly more costly due to a battery operated motorized control valve that adjusts the amount of gas flowing through the burner system.
Electronic Ignition Remote*: Electronic ignition systems are the latest technology. These are battery operated systems that have a remote control transmitter and receiver that turns the gas on and off electronically so there is no safety pilot burning when the logs are off. Therefore, there is no wasted gas or noise from a gas pilot during non-operation. This is the most expensive type of system, but the most desired.
*All remote control safety pilots also have the ability to be operated manually from a switch that is on burner safety pilot, so if you cannot find your remote, you can still use the logs.
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