I recently moved into my mother's 1950s ranch home, and had gas lines hooked up for the stove and clothes dryer. One evening, I thought I smelled gas and called Columbia Gas to check. My new gas lines were fine -- but the old gas fireplace had a leaky valve.
My plumber capped the line and disconnected the valve apparatus. My mom took it over to Meyer's Hearth to get a replacement, and they said that kind isn't even made anymore.
It had two long keys and was a manual light. You would turn one key to open the gas, light it with a match, and when you were done, turn the other key to turn it off.
Does anyone here have one of these, and know where I can get a new valve? A couple of years ago, our power went out in an ice storm, and we used the fireplace for heat. I'd like to get this one fixed just in case we would need it for that purpose.
We have a gas fireplace in our family room which is vented outside like a dryer. It is considered an additional furnace and is on a thermostat. We have had this fireplace for over 20 years.
We bought and had this installed by Country Hearth on Dorr Street in Reynolds Corners. I recommend them as honest and able to go out of the way to help customer. Phone 1-877-524-6226.
Good luck on getting this fixed.
^ yeah Annie, I agree with above. Think about getting the whole thing replaced by someone instead of trying to piece the old one together. We have used firelogs and firewood in our ranch home during power outages, but people in our 'hood (all 50's ranch homes) have been told not to use their fireplaces at all without a modern upgrade. A nice gas log setup would be really cozy in winter!
My [parents have a gas fireplace and it seems like it sucks the warm air out of the place. They never uses it.
If the chimney works or can be made to work you might consider throwing some real wood in the fireplace and burning it. It's what we do.
Do not burn wood in a gas fireplace! They are not designed for the heat a wood fire creates. I have heard of many house fires over the years from people doing that.
Local company been around for years and know what they are doing and I am sure they can find you the parts you need or know where you could get it. (Have used them myself and can say they know what they are doing)
Overhead of Toledo
1621 W. Alexis Rd
Toledo, Oh 43612