When a fireplace has a gas starter where you turn on the gas with one of those square keys and use a match to ignite it, do you turn it on to see if it works? I do. I do not put a match to it but turn it off immediately just to see if gas flows. I am just wondering if others turn the gas on briefly?
I'd rather not do it, but I had a complaint many years ago that there was something wrong with the gas line to the fireplace. They had to spend a lot of money to fix it, and I didn't discover it during my inspection.