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Just bought a house with a big old gas wall heater in what i think was originally a fireplace. Only half of the heater turns orange when it warms up. The flames along the bottom are all on and blue, it seems the panels in the back arent doing what tey are meant to??? Would appreciate any ideas.

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You'll need to remove the faceplate of the heater. Make sure it's off when you do this. Look inside the unit before you power it back up. You should be able to see your gas valve and the pipe that feeds the burner. Your going to find a simple air/gas controller. Depending on your heater, it could be a simple sleve that your able to turn to adjust your air/gas misture. Orange means you have to much air. You'll need to adjust it slightly to make sure you have a good mixture. You'll want a nice clean blue flame on all of the burners. Because it's a simple heater, you might or might not get all blue flames. If you can't, make sure they are blue as much as you can with the least ammount of orange possible.

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