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. 🙂 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.  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.. 🙂


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



This entry was posted in gas log repair, raleigh nc and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Passing the Hat


    Karen and Carl Newton


    Sarah and Will Gilfillan

    Owning and operating Chimney Keepers for 27 years has been a very rewarding experience, and we have enjoyed the relationships we have built with our customers. We are now starting a new chapter and are selling the business to one of our Technicians. Though we will miss the many relationships and friendships we have built over the years, Karen and I are looking forward to traveling full time in our Airstream as we explore the nooks and crannies of North America.

    We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Will and Sarah Gilfillan, who will be taking over Chimney Keepers as of March 30, 2020. Rest assured, Will has been well trained (by Carl!) and is very competent, with nearly four years of experience in the gas log/fireplace/ chimney service industry and over ten years as a firefighter. Sarah, the Office Manager/wife is a fast learner, and will do wonders in assisting you with scheduling appointments and answering questions. It was important to us to find a good fit for our customers, and we feel confident that you will find Will and Sarah to be knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

    Thank you for your business over the years. It was my distinct pleasure to have been of service to you, and I wish you continued success and prosperity in the years to come.

    Sincerely, Karen and Carl Newton

  • Is Your Wood-burning or Gas-burning Fireplaces ready for Winter?

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Log unit ready to go? If not, or for a service, give us a call.

    During a power outage, a fireplace or gas log unit may be your only form of heat, so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up an appointment, 919-772-8110.

    PS: If you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs, GET ONE… NOW… We recommend the combination CO/Smoke, battery-powered, detectors found at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or most hardware stores.

    If yours are over 10 years old, replace them (there’s a date on back). If there is not a date of manufacture on the back, GET rid of it.

  • Interesting Info/Links

    • Want to find out more about vacation rentals? Timeshare Resorts.
    • Own Timeshare and exchange with RCI? You need to read this info. IT'S IMPORTANT TO LEARN MORE.