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I have a Tempco Fireplace - Was in house when moved in. The model # is VFSR-13-3. Have never used a propane fireplace before and am really afraid to take chances. I have lit it, following instructions, but don't know whether I should be opening the flu to the chimney or not. The booklet says it is an UNVENTED GAS-FIRED HEATER USING AIR FROM THE ROOM IN WHICH IT IS INSTALLED BUT DOESN'T SAY WHETHER THE FLU SHOULD BE OPENED OR NOT. I'm afraid of propane. When the vent was closed I could smell it. I've now got it opened and can't smell it. If anyone can help I'd appreciate it.

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Yes, open the flue, propane emits carbon monoxide when burned, which is odorless and can kill you.

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Gas apliances have safety features built into them so you don't blow yourself up. The pilot heats a thermocoupler which tells the gas valve there is a flame, open the main gas to the burner. If you can see the flame area of the pilot look for a round post about 3/16 inch in diamiter. This should be directly in the flame, if not bend the bracket so it is in one side of the pilot flame. The thermocouple is attached to a mounting bracket. This will be held in place by a 1/4 inch hex screw. remove the screw and the capilary tube leading to the gas control valve. Before you do anything, close the main gas supply to the fireplace and disconnect the power to the fan. You may need to semi dismantle the fireplace to get the thermocouple. The gas valve end is a brass 1/4 pipe thread plug. Turn the outer nut and remove without twisting the tube. Reverse this order to install a new one. Besure not to twist the capilary tube, tighten brass nut 1/4 turn past hand tight. Your better heating supply house will have these in stock. Restarting the pilot will take a few tries because the gas was off. Your gas suplier would charge about $75 to fix this. if you don't have the proper tools and it dosen't look pretty stright forward don't do it. You could get dead.

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it could be leaking when the fire place is on you said you checked for leaks was this to the burner as well ? it sounds like unbrunt gas check the burner , hope this helps , are you feeling sick or headaches as this would b e fumes ?

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Hi , you can try and pull the panel on the bottom of fireplace out and check the adapter in fireplace. Sometimes they go bad. When you open in also check to see if there is an adapter plugged in and a option to use the battery operated function. If this goes bad the pilot will not stay lit.

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there is a probe that is in the one of the flame... This once heated builds up enough pressure do to the heat to keep the shut/off valve open... (reason, if the flame went out the gas would continue to flow) this "thermocouple is replaceable !! contact me at homeprohandyman@verizon.net

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check with you local building inspector
they will give you all the codes for clearence

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