Safety BEFORE lighting you Pilot Light

  1. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions exactly.
  2. BEFORE LIGHTING smell around the pilot for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.

What to do if you smell gas:

  • DO NOT try to light any appliance.
  • DO NOT touch any electric switch
  • DO NOT use any phone in your building
  • IMMEDIATELY call Clark Gas & Oil at (800) 950-3772 from a neighbor's phone
  • Follow the instructions provided by Clark Gas & Oil.
  • If you cannot reach Clark Gas & Oil, CALL your local fire department.
  1. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or turn by hand, don't try to repair it, call a qualified service technician at Clark Gas & Oil. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire or explosion.
  2. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the control system and any gas control which has been under water.


If the fireplace has glass doors, never operate this heater with the glass doors closed. If you operate the heater with the glass doors closed, heat build-up inside the fireplace will cause the glass to burst. Also if the fireplace opening has vents at the bottom, you must open the vents before operating the heater.

You must operate this heater with a fireplace screen inplace. Mak sure fireplace screen is closed before running heater.

Damper handle will be hot if heater has been running.


During initial operation of new heater, burning logs will give offa paper-burning smell. An orange flame will also be present. Open damper or window to vent smell. This will only last a few hours.