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Buck Stove Gas Log Operating Instructions

The Buck Stove Corporation manufactures vented and vent-free gas logs. Buck Stove gas logs burn either natural gas or liquid petroleum, usually called LP gas. The nameplate on a Buck Stove gas log, a gas-fired heater, identifies the proper fuel for the appliance. A vented Buck Stove gas log mounts in a masonry fireplace and a vent-free gas log sits in prefabricated fireplace. Users should always follow all manufacturer-recommended safety precautions when operating a gas log.

A Buck Stove gas log looks like a wood-burning fire.

Step 1

Turn the handle on the building's gas valve, located where the gas pipe enters the fireplace, counterclockwise with an adjustable wrench until the gas valve's handle touches its full-closed backstop.

Step 2

Turn off all the fireplace's electric appliances, when applicable. Some fireplaces use a blower motor to distribute heat.

Step 3

Open the Buck Stove gas log's access door, located on the bottom-center of the gas log's base. The access door covers the Buck Stove gas log's control knobs.

Step 4

Turn the Buck Stove gas log's flame control knob, the knob with the numbers on it, counterclockwise until the number "1" aligns with the arrow on the control panel. The number "1" represents the flame control's lowest setting.

Step 5

Push the control knob, the knob with the function labels printed around its edge, in and turn the knob clockwise until the knob's arrow points at the "Off" label. Wait five minutes before continuing, clearing the residual fuel from the gas log.

Step 6

Sniff the gas log, checking for a gas smell. If the gas log smells like fuel, find and repair the gas leak.

Step 7

Follow the small tube exiting the back of the control panel toward the gas log, locating its end. The small tube feeds gas to the pilot light, when lit.

Step 8

Turn on the building's gas valve, using the adjustable wrench to turn the valve handle clockwise until it touches its full-open backstop. When the building's gas valve opens, fuel flows to the valve the control knob operates.

Step 9

Turn the Buck Stove gas log's control knob counterclockwise until its arrow points at the "Pilot" function. Push the control knob in and wait 15 seconds before continuing.

Step 10

Hold the control knob in and turn the knob clockwise to the "Ignite" function. Immediately turn the control knob back to the "Pilot" function, keeping the control button depressed at all times. The pilot light should ignite at the end of the small tube. If not, repeat this step. After the pilot light ignites, keep the control knob depressed for one minute before continuing.

Step 11

Turn the Buck Stove gas log's control knob counterclockwise to the "On" function. Release the knob.

Step 12

Adjust the Buck Stove gas log's flame control knob to the desired setting. Turning the flame control knob counterclockwise increases the flame size, which increases the gas log's heat output.