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exact same problem... i used a straw and blew out the little holes on top of the thermocouple and also around the pilot light... before i could get the pilot to light but i had to hold the button down for almost a minute for it to stay lit then 30 seconds after turning it on everything would go out... since i blew it out unblocking any blockage its been lit ...
If remote is in 'smart' mode, it will cycle the flame to maintain the selected temperature. If remote is too near the fireplace, it will heat up quickly, turn off, cool and turn back on for a little while until it heats back up. Try moving the remote further from the unit while it's lit.
Blow into the gas pilot to unclog it. Its definitely not a spider that crawled into it but possibly grease build up. You may want to consider fitting a gas oil filter for your system.
I grew up for a time in a house smaller than yours, 1000ft with two bedrooms, in the Pacific Northwest. Insulation was pretty much non existant. We did heat the entire house with a woodstove. It wasn't a huge unit, and you could certainly get an insert with a lot more heat. I believe you could (depending on where you live) heat your house with a gas insert, ...
I have an Empire brand 65,000 btu input free standing stove with blower that heats my house (about 1,000 sq.ft.) and it heats it quite well during our sometimes extremely cold northern Michigan winters. We're talking some -20 plus wind chill days where it runs every 10 minutes but it does the job. Now this is an old house which has been insulated but there ...
You will need to change the gas orifice to a smaller size on the output of the control valve to the burner. You will also need to make sure the regulator from the tank to the control valve is 1/2 psi, other than that should work great.
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I've discovered that when lighting a gas fueled appliance (water heater) that have a button-type valve that first must be pressed down it doesn't always lite on the first try This is especially true if the shut-off valve at the tank has been off for awhile. The gas line needs to fill and the line pressure is only 2 psi. With the dial on "pilot" push and ...
If the gas main to the fireplace is on it should provide gas even if the thermocouple is bad. It is possible moisture in the line has plugged the small orifice or spiders have built a nest in that area. These are the things I usually find. The pilot is a very small flow I usually can’t hear them. Have you tried lighting with a match or lighter?
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