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How do i turn it on to get heat, the knob is on "on" I have never used a gas heater in my life.

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First is the pilot light on if not you have to get it on first
If you can't do that then I suggest getting a friend or someone that can show you
Not knowing the type of stove it is impossible to help you and even if I knew getting you enough knowledge on here would not be easy
See if you can find a name and model number then do a search on the mfg website for a owners manual

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