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Bought a house recently that has a gas fireplace. Lighting it is no problem - I simply:

1. Flip a rocker switch (it's mounted to the side of the fireplace) to ON.

2. At the bottom of the fireplace, behind a vent-like cover, turn the gas knob to 'PILOT', push it in for a minute, then click the red button to light the pilot.

3. I then turn that same gas knob to 'ON' and after a short time the fire comes on.

I now leave the pilot light lit in order for it to keep cold air from coming back down the chimney and entering my family room.

But how should I be turning the fireplace off but leaving the pilot lit? Should I be simply turning the rocker switch to off (that does turn the fire off) and then leave the gas knob to 'ON' ? Or should I flip the switch and turn the gas knob back to 'PILOT'?

I'm thinking the former, but wanted to double-check.
 

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Just turn rocker switch off.
 
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