No gas to pilot..?


Old 11-14-04, 10:31 AM
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No gas to pilot..?

Last year i had a recess gas fire fitted, everything was fine all last winter, but come the summer we never turned it on. Now the nights are getting colder we have tried to turn it on, but i cannot light the pilot light. I have tried using a naked flame and turning the dial past the ignition mark, but there seems to be no gas getting to the pilot or the bar, i have read in the manual that there is a cut off system but i would of thought the pilot would light.

Any ideas..

(if more info is needed let me know Thanks)
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Old 11-14-04, 11:16 AM
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Milesy, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
Check for spider webs in your pilot tube. While not in use they make a very handy home for these creatures. Could be dust or cobwebs too. Good luck and post back.
Old 11-14-04, 11:19 AM
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Thanks for the welcome....

I have blown down and stuck pipe cleaners down the tube all seems clear..
Old 11-14-04, 11:48 AM
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Try with the pilot tube off the valve. Do you get gas then out of it ???? "DO THIS JUST FOR A SHORT TIME". If so then check pilot orifice and see if its clear dont stick any thing metal in it. You dont say LP or Nat gas. Any A valve shut off some where.

Old 11-14-04, 12:30 PM
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Just found the problem.... ( its been racking my brains all day )

We had the fire serviced 4 months ago, the engineer had forgot to open the valve

thanks for all the help everyone...

ps glad i found this site, there looks like a hell of a lot of good info here...
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