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Old 12-05-07, 06:49 PM
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Anyone know where I can buy a Johnson Controls K16RA-24" thermocouple at a decent price? A decent price to me is something less than $20 plus $11.50 shipping. (central Indiana) Thanks, Joe
 
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Anyone know where I can buy a Johnson Controls K16RA-24" thermocouple at a decent price? A decent price to me is something less than $20 plus $11.50 shipping. (central Indiana) Thanks, Joe

Is there a reason you must use a Johnson tcouple?
 
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Yes, my gas heater has been "eating" ordinary Honeywell thermocouples. Someone on another board recommended a "heavy duty nickle plated" one and this Johnson fits the bill. The Honeywell thermocouples from the home improvement stores cost between $5-8. I can't find a Johnson rep close by and the internet sellers want astronomical shipping charges for a small item or else they have minimum order charges. Joe
 
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This place has K16RA-24 NICKEL PLATED HI-TEMP TCPLE for $20.79 Plus shipping. Not sure if this is the part you are looking for..

http://www.patriot-supply.com/produc...item.cfm/15913


This site wants $42.77 for it.
http://americanhvacparts.com

I did find some good deals here.

You can try calling the 1st place to verify the part.
 
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Thanks, Pete OldNavy
I already found both of these. I don't consider them bargains. Patriot is $20.79 + $11.17 shipping.
American HVAC is $42.77 + ?? shipping.
I may have to pay this much, but not until I look a little further. Joe
 
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Has anyone verified your pilot flame and its position? Improper position and to strong a flame will indeed shorten the tcouple life.
 
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Thanks [B]mbk3[B]
Yes to both questions. Flame hits top 1/2" of thermocouple. Blue flame. Then backed down the pilot pressure until it would not keep the gas valve energized. Then increased pilot pressure slightly until it would keep the gas valve energized. Joe
 
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