By Don from Pasadena, MD on January 6, 2014
How do you reset the safety lock when the pilot wont ignite?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 7, 2014
Answer:This pilot assembly does not have a safety lockout that has to be reset. The pilot has an internal plunger that will close, shutting off gas flow, in the event of a loss of pilot flame. You will simply need to turn the pilot knob back to the off position, then relight the pilot as you push in on the control knob and turn the knob to the pilot position. You should have to hold in on the knob for approximately 30 seconds before you can release it again.
By Doug Allan from Conneticuit on January 3, 2017
I have a Marco 792774A gas fireplace that was installed by the previous owner of my recently purchased home. Will this valve work with my fireplace?
By Brennan W. on January 3, 2017
Answer:I will be happy to troubleshoot the issue for you. The 792774A model number is for the wood burning fireplace that the log set is installed in. If you could, please provide the model number and manufacturer for the log set, which should be on a data plate that is chained to the set's gas valve.
By El Vozeolas from W.Yarmouth ,MA on July 24, 2012
Can this SPK -26 be used for the SPK for the RGS-24 Fireplace unit. The SPK has no number in the list Part No. It just shows SPK.
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on July 24, 2012
Answer:That all depends upon the manufacturer of your RGS-24 unit. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with this model. Could you please reply with the manufacturer's information for this unit?
By Rick Heighway from Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 on January 23, 2012
I have a Monessen log set about 7 years old, the pilot will say lit, but when the fireplace is turned on only stays lit for a few minutes. I'm thinking the valve is bad. The Monessen Valve # is 27D0304. Would this Real-Fyre valve work as a replacement?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 24, 2012
Answer:Monessen has informed us that the valve part number you provided has been replaced by part #27D8951. We can get this part for you. If you want to order this valve, please call us at 1-800-203-1642.
By Roger Fecher from Indianapolis IN on February 13, 2012
Looking for replacement part DESA GA9050A on/off safety valve/pilot kit
Will the Real Fyre SPK-26 do the trick?
This is for a DESA Model LVDR24 log set.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 15, 2012
Answer:According to the manufacturer, the SPK-26 is not a suitable replacement valve for your needs.
However, we are still able to get the original valve that your log set uses. The GA9050A is available. This will be a special order part, so you will need to contact us via phone to place the order.
By Charlie from Raleigh, NC on January 25, 2014
I have a regulator on my 1/2 inch line just before my safety pilot kit. Is this necessary to have when there is a Natural Gas Regulator on the Meter from the city? The one inside is causing trouble.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 27, 2014
Answer:The SPK-26 does not normally require a separate regulator. The main regulator at the gas meter is usually set with an output of no more than 1/2 of a psi, which the SPK-26 is able to handle in a natural gas application. However, if you are in an area that uses a high pressure system, pressure levels could be higher in the home, necessitating a secondary regulator.
By Glenn from Hot Springs, AR on December 8, 2014
I have the Real Fyre SPK26 pilot kit for natural gas in my fireplace. The pilot light has made a noise ever since it was first installed, which is about 3 months. It sounds like it is not getting enough air. I have adjusted the flame but it does not change the sound. What can I do to troubleshoot this issue?
By eFireplaceStore on December 9, 2014
Answer:Besides the input screw adjustment, there are not any changes that can be made to the pilot flame. My recommendation is to check the pilot line for any crimps or bends that may be causing a restriction. Also, check to ensure the pilot supply tube is tight at the pilot bracket. Air intrusion can result if the nut is loose, causing a roar.
By George from Winchester, VA on December 6, 2012
Will this work as a replacement for a 16 year-old Heat & Glo pilot? My logs are still in good shape.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 7, 2012
Answer:We are not a Heat & Glo dealer, and, as such, we cannot recommend one of our pilot kits for one of their units. Moreover, this pilot kit is only for use with R.H. Peterson Real Fyre gas log sets.
By Nigel from GA on January 10, 2012
Looking for a valve to retrofit an antique wall mounted natural gas bathroom heater that has simple light with a match gascock. I prefer one with ODS so I can meet code. Is there something similar to this available with ODS incorporated?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 11, 2012
Answer:While this SPK-26 is an manual gas valve with standing pilot, it does not include an O.D.S. system and is intended primarily for use with vented gas logs.
For your application, I highly recommend contracting a gas plumber to evaluate the heater and determine if an O.D.S. control valve can be effectively fitted to the unit.
By Linwood from Northville, MI on December 14, 2014
The valve on my Safety Pilot has locked up and will no longer turn freely. I can light the pilot light but can not turn on the gas for the fireplace.The only Model number that's now visible is SPK-18-NG, MTCH-18-NG. The remaining number are not visible. The SPK-26 looks a lot like mine but the shield is different. Can you help me?
By eFireplaceStore on December 15, 2014
Answer:The SPK-26 is the most recent version of the manual pilot assembly by R.H. Peterson and was designed to replace the aging SPK-18 and SPK-20 models. The SPK-26 can serve as a direct replacement. The larger shield used by the SPK-26 was designed to counter heat failure.
By michael lacy from Virginia Beach, VA on November 13, 2012
I have a G18-2-24-15. The pilot lights and stays lit. When the remote calls for heat, the gas burners light and stay lit for 15 to 30 minutes then the pilot and main burner shut down. Is this an ODS pilot problem? The gas logs were installed less than two years ago. Is this still under warranty?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 13, 2012
Answer:Yes, what you describe indeed sounds like an ODS issue. The solution may be as simple as blowing some compressed air in the direction of the gas flow through your valve to clean out any dust or spider webs that may be causing nuisance outages.
By Will from Arnold, MD on October 24, 2013
When the gas log is on, is the flame height adjustable by the knob?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 24, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, no. The SPK-26 does not have the ability to adjust flame height. However, if the main gas shutoff valve is nearby, you can control gas flow by that valve, which will raise and lower flame height.
By Don from Mercedes, TX on December 4, 2014
I have a G45 series fireplace and I am having problems. The pilot light works and the fireplace lights up like normal, however after about 5 minutes, everything shuts down. How do I fix this? Do I need to replace the safety pilot kit?
By eFireplaceStore on December 4, 2014
Answer:The problem is not likely with the entire valve system, but is probably related to just the thermocouple in the pilot assembly. This part can become weak over time and will cause the valve to drop out after only a short period. One thing you can try is cleaning the thermocouple probe with a piece of 800 or 1000 grit sandpaper. If this does not solve the issue, the part will need replacement.
By Don from San Diego ca on January 24, 2013
My gas line enters. Fire box on left side. Is this valve reversible or do you have a safety valve kit for left side entry?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 24, 2013
Answer:The valve is designed to easily be reversed. Once switched, the only thing that will be different is the rotation direction of the gas knob.
By Dude from Missouri on January 30, 2012
I have an existing Peterson log set with valve sv-12 about 12 years old. Is this the proper replacement valve for that valve?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on January 31, 2012
Answer:I am unfamiliar with Peterson's SV-12. From my research, it appears that it is simply an On/Off valve with no pilot assembly. The SPK-26 is more of a safety control valve that closes gas flow to the burner automatically if the pilot flame is extinguished. If you have a standard vented gas log set by Peterson (like a G4 or G45), the SPK-26 will work just fine for you.
By Al from VA on February 16, 2016
Do they make a similar replacement unit like this Real Fyre pilot kit with a wireless remote control?
By Will M. on February 16, 2016
Absolutely. This product is located here.
By Dana from Madison, WI on October 29, 2015
Can this Real Fyre SPK-26 safety pilot kit for natural gas logs be used on the left side of the log instead of the right side as shown?
By Chris C. on October 29, 2015
Answer:This valve assembly can indeed be installed on the left hand side of the burner pan as well.
By Josh from Montrose, CO on October 29, 2015
Answer:It can. It's just the control knob will read upside down. If your gas comes in on the left you can also get a whisper flex(don't use normal flex, it will whistle when you turn on the burner) to bring the gas over to the right side. I have done this several times.
By Mel from Portland, OR on September 27, 2013
We have a 20 yr old Peterson natural gas log fireplace with SPK-20A (see picture attached). The pilot light will not stay on. A tech checked the thermocouple, replaced it with a new one, and it still wouldn't work. His opinion was that it was the safety valve. We told him to put everything back as it was and we'd seek a second opinion. I believe the SPK 26 would be a suitable replacement. Do you agree?
By Kevin E. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 28, 2013
Answer:If the thermocouple checked out as good, it would be appropriate to then replace the entire SPK. Yes, the SPK-26 is the suitable replacement for your SPK-20A.