Why Does My Gas Lantern Keep Blowing Out?

One of the most common problems that occur with natural gas lamps is that the flame keeps getting blown out. Most people assume there is something wrong with their lamp and that it needs to be repaired. While that may be true in some cases, most likely it is a situational symptom of certain conditions and not a sign that your lamp is broken or malfunctioning. 


How Do I Stop My Gas Light From Blowing Out?

There could be several reasons why your gas lantern keeps blowing out, some of which require repair and some of which are remedied in just a few do-it-yourself simple steps.

Wind Or Drafts Where A Gas Lamp Is Mounted

Gas lantern flames are easily extinguished with a strong draft or gust of wind. If your lantern is in a location that is often windy, or even has the occasional gust, try relocating the lantern to a more sheltered area. If the lamp is ideally situated, consider using a wind guard to protect the flame from wind interference.

Improper Gas Pressure On A Gas Lantern

The element that keeps the flame consistent and stable is gas pressure. If the gas pressure is too low, the flame is not likely going to be able to withstand even the most minor disturbance. The way to fix inconsistent gas pressure is to check your manufacturer’s recommendations for gas pressure and adjust your lamp accordingly. If the pressure is too low and you have a Legendary Lighting copper gas lantern, simply refer to your owner’s manual or give us a call and we can assist you with adjusting the pressure. 

Dirty or Clogged Burner Tip in a Gas Lamp

When the burner on a gas lantern is dirty or clogged, it can disrupt the flow of gas and cause the flame to flicker constantly or consistently go out. Gas lantern burner tips are easily cleaned by removing the burner and using a soft brush or a wire brush to clear any debris, soot, or blockages from the burner tip. Once you’ve cleaned it, check to be sure the burner is completely dry before reassembling and relighting the lantern.

Gas Leaks in a Gas Lantern

In more rare cases, your flame may be unstable or blow out consistently due to a gas leak. To check if this is the reason for your flame problems, inspect the gas connections, hoses, and valves for any signs of leakage. To do so, mix soap and water and apply this solution to potential problem areas.  Bubbles forming are an indicator of a gas leak. If you detect a gas leak, immediately use the gas lantern shut-off valve, turn off the gas supply, and consult a Legendary Lighting professional gas technician for repairs.

Outdoor Gas Lamp Repair Near Me

Besides all the above-mentioned fixes for various flame stability failures, if you own a Legendary Lighting gas lantern, you can purchase a wind guard to prevent the most common flame issue: wind blowing out the lamp. All Legendary Lighting post model gas lanterns automatically come equipped with a wind guard. If the lantern is equipped with electronic ignition, the lantern will re-light in the event the flame is blown out. You can also always consult your owner’s manual or contact us for Legendary Lighting parts, service, and technical support. 

Best Gas Lantern Company

Legendary Lighting is your go-to gas lantern company for a wide range of outdoor and indoor gas lanterns. All our custom natural gas lanterns are hand-crafted right here in the United States by experienced copper workers and expert glass blowers. With a plethora of designs for every aesthetic, you’re sure to find a gas lantern that’s ideal for your home or commercial application. Browse our extensive selection – the perfect gas lantern is just a click today! 


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