Turning off pilots for gas stove?

Old 06-01-10, 07:47 PM
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Turning off pilots for gas stove?

Okay, how do I turn off the (two) pilots for the (four) cooktop burners on my Magee range/gas heater? I suppose I should leave the oven pilot on, for convenience' sake, or should I light that burner with a grill igniter, as I intend to do with the cooktop burners?

Old 06-02-10, 08:55 AM
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Hello Jack Black. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

*First, I separated your question from the prior thread in which your posted it and made your question a new thread here. Works best as a new post then it would have made in an older prior thread, etc.

You should not turn off the ovens pilot light. Leave it on so as not only for your usage convenience but it also helps keep moisture and condensation out of both the oven and broiler. Moisture, if and when present, will and/or can cause rusting and premature internal deterioration, etc.

The top burner constantly on pilots can be turned off. The tiny setscrews used to adjust the pilots flame size is or should be located on the main manifold pipe or underneath each pilot flames cup, just below the flame. One or both locations may be present.

Use a tiny tipped screw driver inserted into the hex nut at the end of the pilots aluminum tubing going from the pilots flame cup. Insert screw driver into the brass or bronze nut to shut of the pilots. Or set screw under pilot flames cup.

Use care and caution. The set screw may be difficult to turn initially. Stripping the slot in the set screw is possible. Be sure the correct size straight blade screw driver fits into the hex nuts slot.

Kindly use the reply button to post all replies, add additional information or ask additional questions when replies are posted. Using this method moves and/or keeps the topic back up to the top of the list of questions automatically and keeps all content on the same subject within one thread.

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