Flame on gas fireplace getting low

joecataldoJanuary 4, 2007

My gas fireplace is almost 8 years old. Just recently the flame has been getting lower and lower. Last night it went out after being on for less than 30 minutes.

Any idea of what might be the problem? I'd like to fix it myself if possible.

Thank you.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jca1

What brand and model is it? What do you mean by "getting lower": flame is lower now than it used to be? and "went out": the flame went out or the flame, pilot, and all went out?. A little more detailed please.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 9:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joecataldo

It's a Superior fireplace. I can't find the model number. The flame doesn't go out all the time. I did some more investigating and I think it went out because the burner screen was blocked. About 2 years ago I rearranged the gas logs because one of them split in half. I don't think I arranged them properly. I just rearranged them the best I could keeping some space between the front log and the burner screen. It still seems like the flame is lower than it used to be. I also found some instructions on how ember coal chumks should be installed. The instructions came with my house when I moved in. When rearranging the logs I did not see any coal chunks. I found what looks like charred remains of the chunks. Do I need a new gas log set and/or coal chunks?

    Bookmark   January 6, 2007 at 1:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jca1

I think the best thing is for you to have a cerified tech. check this out for you, for resource and safety.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2007 at 3:35PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Fireplace Placement Please Help
We are trying to make a decision to center our fireplace...
shancap
How can I update this 60s facade?
The home I'm buying was built in 1959 and I don't think...
demeterchaos
cleaning soot off rock fireplace surround
My rock wall fireplace looks dingy from 50 years of...
pompeii
Napoleon Fireplaces - Be Careful
I purchased an expensive Napoleon fireplace last summer,...
joc6820
Can woodstove clog a chimney in a month??
We had a Quadrafire 5100 woodburning stove insert installed...
kitasei
Sponsored Products
Churchill Corner Real Flame Dark Espresso Electric Fireplace
Overstock.com
Upton Home Charnell Oak Gel Fuel Fireplace
Overstock.com
Lithonia Lighting Recessed Lighting 5 in. Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze LED
$88.50 | Home Depot
Forever Green Art Mantle Top Topiaries Set
Beyond Stores
Dyna-Glo Portable Gas Powered Radiant Cabinet Heater - RA18LPDG
$139.99 | Hayneedle
Southern Enterprises Loft Portable Indoor/Outdoor Fireplace - FA5867
$199.98 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™