Gas pilot light flow

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Old 11-20-02, 04:57 AM
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Gas pilot light flow

Is there a way to regulate the flow of the gas pilot lite? Free standing pilot lite. When the pilot lite is on which is all the time it looks like a torch. When the furnace Weil Mclain is on the gas meter's small clock spins like when you are setting your time on a watch.

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Old 11-20-02, 09:45 AM
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How old is this unit. Has anyone worked on it or cleaned this pilot? Some you can regulate not all. ED
 
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Old 11-21-02, 05:52 AM
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The Weil Mclaine gas boiler is about 15-20 years old. The gas valve and pilot light was changed a few days ago. It was a White-Rogers with automatic pilot. The new valve is a free standing single stage.

I compared the torch of the pilot on the furnace with the hot water heater's pilot. The torch on both seem to look the same.

I was just wondering if it is posible to turn down the gas flow to the furnace to save money.

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Old 11-21-02, 10:24 AM
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There are on some valves where you can turn down the pilot,you would have to look at your valve and see. Now you say there both about the same. So I would say leave it alone.It does have to wrap around the thermocouple so it works. ED
 
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Old 11-21-02, 10:33 AM
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Didnt get that gas flow to the furnace No , Dont, you cant do that.If you did close down the gas flow to the furnace. It could not light right, and you would burn a lot more gas than you do now. Iv had some try it and it "dont work". It would burn longer and not get as hot so it will run longer OK ED
 
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It sounds like you've had it converted from a hand lit standing pilot to an automatic standing pilot. Thats crazy, tell your tech you want the pilot off when there is no call for heat. It may require a new gas valve though.
 
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Old 11-21-02, 04:06 PM
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The change was:


Two pieces ...


old gas valve: White-Rodgers Type 25046-204
old automatic pilot Type 30a48-5 red button push in

one piece ...

New gas valve with pilot, VR8300H-2125

I still have the old valve. I am going to find out what is the difference. and ask that it be changed to the same, if it needs to be changed. research ... research

The new valve does work ...

Raul
 
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Standing pilot???

What you need to ask him is why are we still using a standing pilot? Why not an intermittant pilot.
This require 3 wires (MPC) from the ignition module to the gas valve. a ground, a sensor, a rollout switch, low voltage transformer and a thermostat.
On a call for heat, power goes to the TR terminal to energize the sparker and pilot valve, once pilot has been proven, the main gas is energized.When the room reaches temp, the thermostat opens the low voltage circuit, and the power to TR is lost, de-energizing the ignition module , main gas valve and pilot valve.
 
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