Pilot light(burner) Prob on a natural gas heater


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Old 01-15-07, 03:16 PM
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Pilot light(burner) Prob on a natural gas heater

I have natural gas heaters as back up heat source should my electricity go out. The problem is that I have not had to use them in years. In anticipation of some freezing rain and sleet I tried to light one of my heaters but the pilot light wont stay on? Any help would be appreciated. I'm kinda scared of messing with natural gas anyway, but I mkay have to use them in the coming days. thanks.
 
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Old 01-15-07, 03:47 PM
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Is the burners and pilot assembly clean?

You can replace the thermocouple.. They are the common problem if the pilot don't stay lit.

You can find these thermocouple at most home centers/hardware store.. Now if your unit don't power then you may have themopile. They make thier own power. The thermopile has two wires tha tties to the gas valve. The thermopile is larger than the thermocouple.

Thermopile may be harder to find.
 
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How do you clen

The pilot and burner?
 
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Old 01-15-07, 04:14 PM
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I don't know what type of heater you got there, but most of the tiem the burners are removed, and pilot assembly is too.. DO NOT make the pilot hole bigger or put anything in it. Use air or shop vac to clean the parts down.
 
 

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