What is a rocker switch on a gas fireplace?
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Similarly, it is asked, how does the switch on a gas fireplace work?
When the thermocouple is heated by the pilot light, it generates a very small electrical voltage (millivolts) which can be run through a switch to turn on a Milli-volt gas valve (as opposed to a 24 volt gas valve used with a conventional thermostat).
Similarly, why is my gas fireplace not working? Pilot light systems are the most common reason gas fireplaces fail to light, so check the main gas valve to make sure the gas is turned on. If gas is coming out of the pilot, but it still won't light, the spark igniter could be the problem. Look for and clear out any debris between the igniter and thermocouple.
Simply so, what does RS mean on gas fireplace?
The “RS” position (press the bottom part of the switch) permits the remote control switch to turn the fire on and off.
Should the pilot light always be on in a gas fireplace?
Electronic ignition is when the pilot light on a gas fireplace/insert/stove is only running when the fireplace is on, this means that the unit is likely to have a battery backup as well. A standing pilot is always on, always using a small amount of gas to run constantly unless the gas is physically turned off.