Re: Wall Switch to Turn on Gas Fireplace
From your description I would suspect your fireplace has a standing pilot light in which case it doesn't use household electricity for the flame.
Originally Posted by Juliana
These types use millivolt systems that have no outside power at all except what is provided by a pilot light that is always on ...... uses a device that produces enough electricity off the pilot heat for the millivolt switches.
If you follow the fireplace instructions to shut off the gas valve this will eliminate the power to the switch.
Hope this helps.
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