Gas log fireplace repair at Raleigh golf course, Lonnie Poole.

We get a lot of service request where the gas logs have quite working and for us to come out to repair them. Most of the time it a simple fix and sometime its not..


On this unit we were called to service the indoor fire place at Lonnie Poole Golf Course was not operating properly.



This fireplace is what we call IPI system or Intermitted Pilot Ignition which means there is not a standing pilot like your normal gas log fireplace would have. This is a more complex system and when it stops working it a bit more to figure out what happened.

ODS standing pilot gas logs, This is one type of pilot we see common.


This unit was up off the floor making it a bit easier to do, most units are at floor level so we are laying on the floor to work. ๐Ÿ™‚ After doing some investigation we figure the pilot assembly was the issue.

In this picture above we have taken logs and burners out to access the pilot assemble and after acquiring the new part, which took 3 weeks, we are now ready to remove and reinstall the new part.

In this photo we see the IPl module, this part is usually behind the wall or in lower space below opening. ย This part can be the issue as well but in this case was not. One thing we found a lot last season was lighting strikes near you home can fry or effect the IPI module causing your logs not to work or to work erratically.


Technician Will is putting finishing touches on installation getting ready to put all the controls behind the side wall for a nice clean look.


Here we have connected the gas line to check operation BEFORE putting all the stuff back. Works great so now to clean it up and get every thing back in firebox.

All the componants are back in place, new burning embers for nice effect and checking the overall flame..

LOOKING GOOD and ready for today lunch crowd at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NCSU Centennial Campus.


Could not resist a blast from the past.. ๐Ÿ™‚


for your gas log service give us a call at 919-772-8110 and Karen will get this set up.



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  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
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    Well a new year is upon us and during this time in late Jan the temps are running above normal. This will end I hear the middle of Feb with temps coming back to normal and COLD..

    We still get a lot of folks calling to ask for a second opinion where another local company was call and they found a LOT of stuff wrong with your 20 plus year old chimney most of the time with a quote of 4-5K or more.

    A lot of the things they "recommend" are to bring your chimney up to 2018/2019 code standards which is not necessary unless you are doing major repairs on the chimney or it is being torn down and rebuilt.

    Chimneys built in the 60 and 70's had different code requirement than a chimney built in 2018/2019.


    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you have been told "you might burn your house down" or "this could create a problem" stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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