Floor Furnace Problem


Old 12-18-02, 11:09 AM
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HELP! Problem with Thermostat/Valve?

I have a really old furnace in the floor of my front hall. It has a pilot and is attached to a thermostat in the dining room off the hall. It appears to work from an electronic valve (ITT General Controls B60) that opens up when triggered by the thermostat. The valve has 4 wires attached: 2 that appear to come from thermostat in dining room (they look the same) and 2 that go to what appears to be a thermostat by the pilot light in the furnace itself. I'm assiming the two by the pilot light complete the circuit only if the pilot is going.

Here's the thing. Furnace has pilot light going, but wont kick on. There doesn't appear to be a charge going to the valve from the thermostat in the dining room. I can't find a transformer that would power the thermostat & therefore the valve on the furnace. Any ideas?

Thanks, it's cold here.

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Old 12-18-02, 03:31 PM
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old gas

What it sounds like is that you need a new powerpile generator.
Thats what you see up there by the pilot light. That is what makes the gas valve have power to work ED
Old 12-18-02, 04:46 PM
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THANK YOU! I was wondering where the juice was coming from. I thought there must be a transformer somewhere. Great advice. Tks.


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