pilot light on sp80

Old 03-01-08, 03:22 PM
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pilot light on sp80

Have a Heil sp80 for 18 years. Gas was turned off and now am unable to turn pilot light back on because I lost instruction manual. It's a gas furnace vented to the outside with metal piping. Can anyone help please.
Old 03-01-08, 05:05 PM
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A picture is worth a 1,000 words, so if you could post photos of the gas valve and furnace (close-ups), that will help us guide you better.

Also, providing the full M/N of this furnace will be quite helpful too. SP80 does not tell much about it.

At any rate, I will assume that you have a standing pilot ignition system. If so, this is what you do:

1. Turn the knob on the gas valve from OFF to PILOT
2. have a lighter or a lit match handy.
3. push down on the knob
4. bring the flame from the lighter/match to the opening (looks like a small hood) of the pilot burner. The pilot burner should ignite, now you have a pilot flame. DO NOT let go off the knob, keep on pushing downwards on it.
5. Continue pushing down on the knob for a good 45 seconds or so.
6. let go off the knob. The pilot flame should stay lit (if it does'nt, you have a bad thermocouple)
7. turn the knob from the PILOT to the ON position. The pilot flame should stay lit.
8. go to the thermostat and call for heat as you'd always do.

Pls let us know how'd did you make out.
Old 03-01-08, 05:10 PM
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Furnace help

Good Advice if the pilot doesn't light you may have to replace the thermocouple, it's the torpedo shaped copper object directly in front of the pilot flame, you can buy one at Lowes or HD

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