Gas fireplace thermocouple is a device which consists of two electrical components which are made of wood different wires and are joined to the end of the welded junctions. The two wires are produced from two different metals. When exposed to a particular temperature, there is a will to change that is produced at the junction where the two wires are connected. This particular setup is often found in gas fireplaces near the pilot flame. The junction with the two wires are connected must be hot in order to open the gas valve. This is used to control the temperature and also prevent any gas leakage from valve.
Gas fire place thermocouple can be the placed by self just by following few of the instructions provided here. The first thing that you have to note these is the direction in the position of the thermocouple placed in your gas fireplace. Once this is checked the replacement that you’re going to carry out should also be placed in the same position in the same direction. Once you have among the older thermocouple you can clean the nut and screws in isopropyl alcohol in order to remove dirt content. Now you can replace the new thermocouple that you have purchased and screw the same to the fitting.
Once you replaced the gas fire place thermocouple you’re required now to turn on the pilot flame. You’re now required to wait for about 15 min so that the new thermocouple will reach its preferred temperature. Once this is reached turn on the fire to check for the complete installation. If everything is good it will light up the locks present in the fireplace providing the required heat that you have set for a particular room. You can purchase thermocouple from any electrical stores present in the market.