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I have a Skytech 1001 TH-A thermo remote. Everything was hooked up correctly, but the remote continues not to work. When I turn the remote off, the fireplace comes on and vice versa.

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Rhonda, if you have the On/Off/Flame Height Remote Control ... from what you have described (it's working in reverse) someone has wired it backwards to the control valve. With this particular remote, there is a positive and a negative. Reverse the wires that are connected to the gas control valve (at the control valve. Not on the Black Remote Box) and everything should be fine. If you need more help contact Skytech Technical Service @ 888-672-8929 Monday - Friday. They are great people to work with.

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I have the same problem with my 1001 TH remote system. I've tried it all and it works sometime and not at others. I would like to convert the logs over to a manual wall thermostat if possible. Can I do this?

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The Skytech 1001-TH-A is actually an on/off/thermostat remote control. You can view the product page and owner's manual here: Skytech 1001-TH-A.
It is impossible to wire backwards, as it merely interrupts the millivolt signal travelling to the valve. Before calling Skytech's support line as suggested previously, you could try re-synchronizing the remote to the receiver. The instructions are below:

NOTE: This receiver can hold up to 3 transmitter codes. This is for the times when a second hand held transmitter or a wall transmitter
is required.
Each transmitter uses a unique security code. It will be necessary to press the LEARN button on the receiver to accept the transmitter
security code upon initial use, if batteries are replaced, or if a replacement transmitter is purchased from your dealer or the factory. In
order for the receiver to accept the transmitter security code, be sure the slide button on the receiver is in the REMOTE position; the
receiver will not LEARN if the slide switch is in the ON or OFF position. The LEARN button in located on the front face of the receiver;
inside the small hole labeled LEARN. Using a small screwdriver or end of a paperclip gently press and release the black LEARN button
inside the hole. When you release the LEARN button the receiver will emit an audible "beep". After the receiver emits the beep press
the transmitter ON button and release. The receiver will emit several beeps indicating that the transmitter's code has been accepted
into the receiver.

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