Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Works as advertised
I ordered this unit to pair with my emberglow lanier oak 24 inch log set. I did not like the idea of using a match to light the set. The kit included some fittings that may work for some people but I ended up doing it my own way. I basically wanted the valve and stepper motor with remote, similar setups run for hundreds of dollars. I followed the setup instructions and lit the pilot and with a push of the remote the set lit right up. The high medium low feature works great, I personally like medium, and whatever setting you turn the set off is the setting when you fire it back up.
I ran a flexible appliance hose from my gas inlet to the unit, then attached the pilot kit, then used the flexible tube included in the lanier oak set to go from the unit to the log set. I had to bend the tube in a circle to shorten it to the length I needed. To do this I found some speaker cable in my garage that just fit into the tube then bent it around a piece of 2" abs pipe. Then pulled the cable out, without the cable inside the pipe would not be able to bend like this, it would just crease.
November 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Works well
This is a great unit, not hard to install (if you are not frightened by gas), easy and intuitive to use. I've ordered a second one for another fireplace.
A few notes:
1. The instructions to not describe how to hook the pilot valve up to the fireplace log set, as they assume you have the instructions for an Emberglow log set. I found those instructions on the Home Depot site, and they were helpful as I adapted the connection to my older log set.
2. I worried that the location in the fireplace would be too hot for the radio receiver, as it needs to be under 130 F. I located the receiver under the pilot valve (see picture) and surrounded it with rock wool (the 'burning ember' material) and it stays nice and cool.
3. I dropped the remote the first day I had this system working and it broke! -1 star for this! I discovered the indicator LED had sheared off. I opened the remote, and discovered the LED was wired in series with the radio, so I simply replaced it with a jumper. Back in business.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HHS1 Great way to upgrade manual gas logs
I converted my old lever gas valve over to this remote control unit within one hour and it's great. One touch of a button and you have a wonderful fire with three flame levels.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TomB Works Great.
A little difficult to match up with the gas log kit I purchased, but ultimately got it worked out and is running fine. Had to put heat shield around the control box to keep it from over-heating, but with that have not had any problems.
December 10, 2013