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Gas gire ignition problem

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by magsy01, 13 Dec 2012.

  1. magsy01

    magsy01

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    Hello experts

    Any advice on this please...
    Ive changed the battery for my gas fire's ignition but the clicking noise is still quite faint, and its not lighting the fire.

    The battery I took out works in another appliance and the battery I put in also worked with the other appliance.

    Its only a 9 volt rectangular shaped battery.

    Also is it safe to light the fire with a hob lighter until I can get it looked at or must you use the ignition only.

    I want to be safe so am not using the fire at all even though its cold..I have still got central heating though. Just wondering what you guys think before I call Brit gas out.


    Thanks for any advice you can give.

    Mag.
     
  2. Burnerman

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    Personally I think you'd be fine with this - so long as any seals between the fire and the room aren't compromised.
    You'll still need to hold the gas valve on until the flame is lit, and the thermocouple keeps it that way.
    From time to time the igniter tends to spark away from where it should, due to the insulation on its wire breaking down.
    John :)
     
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  3. magsy01

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    Thanks for replying Burnerman.


    I was just being cautious.
    Its an open flame type with pebbles.

    I found the instruction booklet, and it confirms what you say, that it can be lit with a taper.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Stay warm buddy - its like the bloomin' North Pole up here :p
    John :)
     
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