How to light the pilot on your gas log set - general instructions
Author: Rett Rasmussen Reference Number: AA-00731 Views: 42102 Created: 2012-02-11 13:48 Last Updated: 2023-11-07 16:52 0 Rating/ Voters

Pilot lighting instructions are in your installation instructions that came with the lighting control.  They can also be downloaded from www.RasBox.com, specifically at 


In a nutshell:

  1. Ensure the gas is turned on to allow gas to the fireplace.

  2. If the log set has a switch on it, place it in the OFF position.

  3. Turn the safety control valve knob to the PILOT position. At the PILOT position you will be able to push the knob the maximum amount toward the valve.

  4. Push and hold the knob in for a time sufficient to replace the air in the pilot line with gas (this can sometimes take up to three minutes, as the pilot line is very small, as is the amount of gas flowing to the pilot).

  5. While pushing the knob in, light the pilot with a match or aim-n-flame (or push the button of the piezo ignitor, if equipped). Continue to hold in the knob with the pilot lit for 30 to 90 seconds, or until such time as when you release the knob, the pilot remains lit.

  6. Once the pilot remains lit, you must turn the valve to anyplace up to and including full ON to allow gas to flow to the main burner. If the knob remains at PILOT, no gas will flow to the burner.

If you have a remote control, ensure that the batteries are fresh in both the hand-held transmitter and the receiver that is usually located in the fireplace.

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