How do you adjust the flame color on a gas fireplace?

Can You Adjust the Flame Color on Gas Fireplaces?

  1. Access the air mixture area of your gas fireplace.
  2. Locate the set screw(s) that control(s) the fireplace’s air mixture.
  3. Adjust the set screw to change the air mixture until you get the desired color.

Why does my gas fireplace have a blue flame?

A natural gas blue flame indicates that the burner is providing the correct air-fuel mixture, with sufficient oxygen for complete combustion at the burner. A blue flame burns the fuel completely producing carbon dioxide, water and heat.

Why is the flame in my gas fireplace yellow?

A yellow flame can be an indication that the burner for the gas logs is dirty or a sign of another combustion-related problem. As a result, gas and air are not mixing properly. That causes the flame to burn with a yellow color, instead of blue.

What color should flame be in propane fireplace?


Healthy Flames

A healthy gas flame will burn steadily with a yellow or orange. If the flame is not yellow or orange it may be a sign that your gas fireplace needs adjusting or cleaning, which should be done by a qualified technician, such as those we have at Kozy Heat.

Can you adjust a gas fireplace flame?

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How do you turn on the blue flame on a fireplace?

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What color should natural gas flame be?


A healthy, properly burning flame on gas appliances should be blue in color, sometimes with a tiny tip of yellow, with a little light blue triangle at the center. This blue color flame indicates that there is safe, efficient and more complete fuel combustion.

Why is the flame on my gas stove orange and blue?

If your gas stove is producing a hissing blue flame, proper combustion is taking place and consequently the production of normal carbon monoxide levels. However, orange flames mean an increased level of poisonous CO gas, which is not safe for your health, utensils, and home décor. Blue flame means proper combustion.

What is the difference between a yellow gas flame and an orange gas flame?

There is a yellow flame. Carbon monoxide is produced. The burning of dust is represented by the orange flame.

Where is the pilot light adjustment screw?

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Quote from Youtube video: Now I will show you how to adjust the pilot flame the adjustment screw of the pilot flame is behind this cover we can press through this cover. And find the adjustment screw.

How high should flames be in a fireplace?

Then, turn the gas on and light the pilot. Turn the burner on and set the flame height to high. Take a reading. This time, you want to see an ideal reading of 3.5 inches or the pressure rating indicated in the manual.

Can the pilot light on a gas fireplace be adjusted?

On some fireplaces, there will be a “Lo-Hi” button that allows you to adjust the flame upward or downward. On others, there will be a screw that you can easily adjust with a screwdriver. Turning the screw clockwise will lower the flame, while a counterclockwise motion will turn it up.

What color should pilot light be on gas fireplace?

bright blue color

Inspecting a Gas Furnace Pilot Light Flame

A natural gas flame should be a bright blue color with a small amount of yellow at the very tip. A propane flame will have more of a bluish-green flame with a tinge of yellow at the tip. The flame should strong enough to cover about 1/2 inch at the end of the thermocouple tip.

What should the pilot light look like on a gas fireplace?

A healthy pilot flame will be much like a blue “blow torch” flame. It will shoot sideways and be directly on your thermocouple and thermopile sensors. An unhealthy yellow pilot flame is more like a “candle”. It will shoot straight up in the air and will not engulf your sensors.

Why is my pilot light orange?

If your pilot light’s flame is orange or yellow, it is burning inefficiently due to a lack of oxygen. The thermocouple should sense when this happens because the heat from the flame will not be as hot as it should be.

How do I fix my orange pilot light?

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What is the difference between a blue flame and an orange flame?

Blue flames are hotter and indicate more complete combustion. If your flame is yellow or orange, or if you see pops of yellow or orange, that is a sign that you have a combustion problem that should be addressed by a professional.