I would recommend this item to a friend.
Remote fireplace w/adjustable flame
November 9, 2013
I bought this when I was converting my wood fireplace to a gas fireplace. I liked the idea of having adjustable flame with a remote. The instuctions were very easy to follow. One thing I found out was the pilot has to be manually lit, the flame adjustment is manually adjusted. The only operation of the remote is turning the fireplace flame on and off. So, you have to manually light the pilot (which will be left on all winter), set your flame height then sit back and turn the flame on with the remote and enjoy. One problem I did find was the remote receiver overheated. I located the receiver outside the fireplace and didn't have any more issues. I guess Skytech should be a little clearer in their desciption. That's why I only gave it a 3 rating.
Pros:Shipping was fast, parts all worked the first time, no defective parts. Remote works from any part of the house (good range).
Cons:short gas line connction (12"), heat shield for the receiver is plastic, and fits very close around receiver, doesn't provide good heat shielding in my opinion. I would like to have some type of electronic ignition for the pilot light.