Getting Started With Gas

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Gas Installation: As with any vented hearth product, please rely on the expertise of a hearth professional for installation. All installations must be done in accordance with the owner's manual and local building codes. For installation requirements not specifically addressed in the owner's manual or by local codes, refer to the NFPA 54.

Lighting Your Stove

Please refer to the silver rating plate or owner's manual for this procedure. It is helpful to familiarize yourself with the location of the controls and pilot assembly before attempting to light your stove. Locate the on-pilot-off knob and notice a small white arrow positioned at 3 o'clock on the base. Locate the Piezo igniter button (black button with red spark painted on the end) and position your field of vision so you can look through the glass at the pilot assembly while lighting. When you are sure there is gas pressure to the stove, rotate the on-pilot-off knob so the word pilot is aligned with the white arrow at 3 o'clock. Push in and hold. While looking at the pilot assembly, push the Piezo igniter button once per second until a blue flame appears. Keep holding the on-pilot-off knob for 10 to 30 seconds (when you release the knob, the pilot flame should stay lit.) Rotate the on-pilot-off knob counter-clockwise one-quarter turn. Your stove is now ready for operation!

Paint Curing

On initial firings, the exterior of the stove will smoke. This is normal and will happen with greater intensity on a painted stove. It will subside after the first few fires. You may have to open a door or window near the stove.

Flame Picture

In your manual, you will see a picture that will depict an average flame picture for your stove. The actual flame picture can and will vary depending on variables such as venting, altitude, gas supply, and weather conditions.

Operating Your Stove

Operation of your stove is very simple. There is a rocker switch with the words "on/off/stat" on it. When in the middle position, the burner is off. To turn on, place a finger on the word "on" and push. If using a thermostat or remote, the switch should be set to the "stat" position. On the valve, there is a knob with the words "high-low" on it. To turn the flame/heat output up or down, rotate this knob.

Remotes and Thermostats

Remotes and thermostats are another way to turn the burner on and off. They should always be connected to the terminal block and not directly to the valve. Please refer to the owner's manual for complete instructions. As with any part of the installation of your hearth product, it is best to rely on the expertise of a hearth professional for the installation of remotes and thermostats.


Blowers may be added to Jøtul free standing gas appliances & fireplaces, or come standard with gas inserts. They will increase the volume of air circulating through the heat exchange. A blower requires electricity and therefore you may require the services of an electrician to complete your installation. One very important note is that blowers will make noise while operating.

Other Accessories

Depending on the model, there are other accessories such as screens, brick kits, or optional faces available. These are purely decorative.


Although maintenance to a properly installed and functioning gas hearth appliance is minimal, there are a few things that should be done.

  1. Before and shortly after the first fire, the glass should be cleaned. Your hearth retailer can provide you with glass cleaner that will not harm your glass.
  2. Glass should be cleaned at least once every three months during the heating season.
  3. Annual inspection by a hearth professional.
  4. Vacuum blowers and surrounding area at least once a year.