Lighting the pilot light to a gas furnace

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Old 11-01-05, 01:18 PM
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Lighting the pilot light to a gas furnace

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I dont know where to light the pilot light to my furnace. I have a Rheem. There are two tubes coming out of the place. One is thicker than the other but they both dont have an ending. They seem to go beyond a plate in the back.
 
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Old 11-01-05, 02:36 PM
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On the main gas valve do you have "Off, PILOIT, and ON"?

If yes, then it's a standing pilot.. If no, then there is NO pilot to manaul light.

What's the model # on the furnace?
 
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Old 11-02-05, 01:35 PM
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yes I have a on off and pilot valve...model number 3204-125HD
 
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Old 11-02-05, 08:22 PM
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Ok, you may have to slide/lift the plate to get into the burner area.. follow that smaller tube and the pilot assembly should be there.. Follow the steps on lighting the pilot. If the pilot don't hold. may need a new thermocoupling.
 
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Old 11-03-05, 12:46 PM
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Thank you Jay it works now you are a big help
 
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Old 11-03-05, 01:39 PM
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Glad to hear you got it lit.. How old is it?

If it's older, i'd suggest to get yourself a new thermocouple, and have it next to the unit.. That way if the pilot fails to stay on, you got it when it's -20 outside, on a holiday /weekend!
 
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Old 11-03-05, 02:05 PM
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It's older than 15 years old. Thanks alot for your help Jay.
 
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Buy a thermocouple, hang on nail next to furnace & you will never need it
 
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Old 11-04-05, 12:32 PM
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thank you very much
 
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