Helpful outdoor gas light maintenance & troubleshooting tips to keep your gas lamps bright, beautiful, and operating safely.
Elegant and easy to maintain, outdoor gas lamps offer a unique design element to home exteriors. On rare occasions, you may find yourself troubleshooting to identify whether professional outdoor gas lamp maintenance or repair is needed. While we recommend reaching out to a local plumber or gas specialist, we’ve outlined a few easy tips to keep your gas lamps bright and beautiful.
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There are two basic types of gas lamps and lights: gas mantle lamps, which use a specialized wick to create light when supplied with gas and ignited, and open flame gas lamps that work without a wick and burn gas directly. Fuel and flame are two things both types of gas lamps need to run properly, and though your gas lamps shouldn’t require much maintenance, small issues that arise may be solved by looking at those sources first.
Outdoor Gas Light Fuel Troubleshooting
Gas lanterns run on two types of fuel — either natural gas or liquid propane, depending on the style. Parts of the gas lamp can become obstructed and cause your lamp to burn improperly. Here’s what you can do if this is happening:
If you’ve tried these tricks and your gas lamp is still not burning properly, it’s time to call a professional. Here’s what they should check:
An outdoor gas lamp’s extinguished flame can be hazardous, in addition to the costs of wasted fuel.
With our American Gas Lamp Works Limited Warranty, the aluminum housing and posts of your lamp have lifetime coverage. The natural gas burner assembly and electric socket assembly are covered for five years, GasGlow® LED for two years, the powder-coated finish is covered for one year against peeling and cracking, and the copper/brass housing is covered for 90 days. Glass and mantles are not covered under the warranty.
These tips and tricks should help you care for and troubleshoot issues with your gas lamp. For other issues and questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. For the quickest resolution, calling a local plumber/gas specialist for an appointment is the best thing to do. If you purchased an American Gas Lamp Works product or are interested in purchasing, please reach out to us directly!