There's nothing like snuggling up in front of the fireplace on a cold winter's night. However, if having to get up to adjust the gas valve and manually light the fireplace is becoming more of a chore than a pleasure, there are a variety of different fireplace electric remote-control systems that can be installed. The most common are electric remote systems that connect directly to the gas valve. These systems are comprised of a handheld remote and then a receiver that connects directly to the gas line.
Things You'll Need
- 12-volt remote battery
- Receiver unit
- Remote control
Connect the left wire terminal at the bottom of the receiver unit into the gas valve terminal block marked "TH." The receiver has a cable running from the bottom of it with two wire terminals. The terminal on the left connects to the "TH" gas valve terminal; this is located on the far right hand side of the gas valve terminal for the fireplace.
Connect the unit's right terminal wire to the gas valve terminal block labelled "TH/TP," which is located on the far left hand side of the terminal block.
Plug one end of the 120-volt base adapter into the jack on the unit. The jack plug-in is located at the top of the receiver unit. Plug the other end of the adapter into a standard 120-volt wall socket.
Turn the power on on the remote control and press the ignite button to test the setup.