Our line of gas valve kits includes the components you need for your gas fireplace control valve! The keys and escutcheons are available in an array of beautiful, decorative finishes and include either a straight or angled valve. Machined or forged from solid brass stock, these AGA certified valves are constructed with ½" pipe thread fittings. We also have additional components and single brass valves available! Choose from our collection of exceptionally affordable fireplace valve kits to match your decor!
If you have a gas-burning feature, now is the time to be proactive with some routine maintenance. Before the summer comes to an end, it's a good idea to check for problems and get them taken care of before your local gas professional is up to his/her eyeballs in service calls for heating appliances. Fireplace Doors Online is here to arm you with helpful tips and information on how you can check to see if your gas connections are in safe working order!
Whether you have a fireplace, a fire pit or bowl, or even a stainless steel log lighter to conveniently start a blaze in your wood-burning fire pit, chances are you have a straight or angled quarter-turn ball valve. This gas supply component is located at the end of your natural gas or propane fuel line and just before your lighter or burner. Ball valves have an interior hollowed out sphere that either blocks or accommodates gas flow depending on the position it is in. These inline valves are super easy to operate, utilizing either an easy-grip handle (shut off valve) or a valve cover and key to orient the ball 90 degrees in one of two directions:
Gas ON (handle is parallel to the valve and ball is turned to let gas flow through its center)
Gas OFF (handle is perpendicular to the valve and ball is turned to block the flow of gas)
The simple design of the valve and complete brass fabrication makes for a durable, long-lasting component. However, even the best valves eventually succumb to wear and tear, and (at times) less than favorable insulation during the off-season. It is always a good idea to test for leaks at least twice a year
Even valves that are labeled "bubble-tight" or "zero leakage" are not always 100% leak-free. A gas valve leak can emit natural gas or propane into the air and pose safety and environmental threats. A leak could even remain within your piping system and cause a hazard to your fire feature and gas lines/connections. Either way, a leak is never good and must be tended to immediately.
If you smell gas coming from your fire feature when it is not in use, check for the following:
Other than selecting the appropriate size valve for your project, another way to help stop leakage is to simply perform regular inspections of your setup. Early detection is the best prevention. Let us walk you through an easy DIY diagnostic test!
For those instances where a new quarter-turn ball valve is needed, we have plenty of options for you to choose from! We have both angled and straight models in standard or high capacity output. For inline shut off valves or units that operate with the turn of a key, Fireplace Doors Online is your one-stop source for reliable, high-quality replacement components for your gas fire feature!