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Are there propane fireplace type heaters that don't require a pilot light? Having the pilot always on can get to be expensive.

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There are plenty that have different ignition devices. direct spark ignition, hot surface ignitors, etc. Go to your local frieplace store.

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Check them out at stove shop / fire place centre they will have most makes and you can see if they have pilots and if you like the fire place ........










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