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Blue Flame Leaking Fireplace Gas Valve


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#1 smilezrcool

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 02:34 AM

I have a fireplace and the gas line was d/c up in the attic going to the fireplace. I removed the cut gas pipe and rethreaded on the cut end and pressured the gas line with 10psi of air. The gauge showed I was losing air so I went downstairs and soaped the Blue Flame gas valve that is located inside the brick next to the fireplace opening. I noticed bubbles coming from around the stem. I do not think the stem packing can be replace unlike a water faucet stem. My question does anyone know if I can replace the stem packing or an easy way to replace the valve short of tearing out the brick around of the valve. I have brick on all sides of the valve including the back. My intentions were to install a vent free vanguard fire place gas log set. I would appreciate any suggestions or comments!

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:32 PM

Do you have a picture of the valve?

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:08 PM

No I do not have a picture of the valve but I was able to remove the inside part and took it to the gas company and they were able to repack it with a certain type of grease. The pressure on the line is only 2-5 psi.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:51 PM

smilezrcool,

Thanks for the update.

I work for a company that manages over 200 neighborhoods and we often have weird things go on with clubhouse fireplaces and neighborhood gas lanterns.


That is good to know.




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