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fireplace spill switch

blackmonte Member Posts: 1
I have a 25yr old natural gas fireplace with the name Heatolator. I was told by a repairman that the spill switch was broken and no replacement could be found. Before I give up and replace the whole fireplace I wanted to ask if anyone knew where such a thing could be found, or alternatively if another make could be made to fit or could one be created?


  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833
    A picture of it in place if possible. And any info from the switch would be helpful.
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    edited April 2018
    a model would probably be better... they are still in business last I knew... or contact them direct and see if one can be found..

    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,863
    Are you sure it's a spill switch and not a Rollout switch? And maybe, just maybe, it's not a bad spill/rollout switch. Maybe it did what it was supposed to do.
    How is it vented? Is the flue unobstructed?
    25 years is a good run. I'm sure they've added some safety features in that time.

    To those who know.
    Is there ONLY a spill switch to open the circuit in case of a blocked vent? No N.O. switch to prove in series before the gas valve?
  • Bob Harper
    Bob Harper Member Posts: 1,040
    Heatilator is very much still in business and parts are available. If you don't have the part number, contact the factory with your model and serial number. A unit that old should be inspected and serviced by a pro familiar with HL and has access to parts and tech support.
    Heatilator is owned by Hearth & Home Technologies, the largest fireplace company in the world. HL has been around since 1927.