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Old 01-07-07, 12:21 AM
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my pilot light keeps going out on my 56 year old armstrong forced air gas heater. I'm handy but never worked with natural gas. I have to light it with a long stick after it goes out. Tell me how to fix it and I'll be your best friend.
Old 01-07-07, 05:50 AM
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For something that old, I am guessing here that you either have thermocouple, or a metal spring.

If you have thermocouple, you can easly replace them, they can be found at any hardware/home centers. You will see a small copper looking tube going to the gas valve from the pilot assembly.

Now if you see a spring like thing next to the pilot and a rod going to the gas valve, call for service.

With that age, I'd suggest looking into replacing it with a new furnace to save $$$$$$ on your gas bill.

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