Need help with Fireplace/ gas starter.
Ive never owned a fireplace before moving into my latest address. It has an older fireplace, vented thru a chimney and what also looks like a damper/vent on the side of house.
It has a gas starter I believe, which is turned on and off by a key type tool. There is no standing pilot light. The damper is closed. and there is a vent thats opens and closes into the living space.
I havent tried to use it yet, I just vacuumed out the old owners mess from inside.
How do I use such a fireplace? And I am concerned about its safety since it has a gas starter. Please advise.