Gas Fireplace Keys

Written by Charles Peacock
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Gas fireplaces have a lot of benefits, but they can also be pretty dangerous. When you're installing a gas fireplace, it's extremely important to make sure that all the seals are as tight as possible. And when the fireplace is not in use (particularly over long periods of time such as the summer months), you should always shut off the gas to the fireplace by using a valve key.

Varieties of Gas Fireplace Valve Keys

It can be quite a surprise to see all the different types of valve keys that are out there on the market. They all serve the same function: to shut the gas off to your fireplace. Using a key to shut of your gas is a good idea when the fireplace is not in use, since small amounts of gas may leak out into the fireplace itself which could lead to an explosion or a fire.

Why not protect yourself in style? Valve keys are available in all sorts of beautiful hand-carved designs. The most common designs are made to look like old fashioned door keys. These are usually made out of brass or wrought iron to match your fireplace grate and tools.

If you're looking for a more fanciful valve key, you have plenty of options. There are keys shaped like ducks, medieval knights, golf clubs, and even baseball bats. One important thing to keep in mind about valve keys is that they can also help you prevent young children from turning on the fireplace when you are not there to supervise.

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