I have a wood fireplace with a gas start valve. Do I have to use the gas or can I just start it manually?
We've in a house with a gas starter for over 30 years. We've never used the starter. Not once. Thought about connecting a gas log but with the cost of gas nixed that idea.
Just thought I'd throw this in- it is not legal to build houses with these anymore in St. Louis, MO. I don't know if that means the city or county also. My cousin has one from years ago, and just mentioned this- maybe because of gas explosion risk? At least this is what he told me- it might not be true. It sure sounds like an easy way to start a fire, though!