convert gas pilot to electric


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Old 01-28-09, 07:15 PM
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convert gas pilot to electric

Can it be done, and are there still kits available to do this?
 
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Yes, there are. As a matter of fact I have a Honeywell Y8610 Y3003 intermittent pilot retrofit kit left over from my repair business that is for sale for $100 + $15 shipping.

It's new and in the original box.



It's identical to the unit here:

HONEYWELL Y8610 U 3003 INTERMITTENT PILOT RETROFIT KIT - eBay (item 350145998807 end time Feb-25-09 17:17:54 PST)
 
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Old 01-29-09, 06:19 PM
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I'm definitely interested. Whats the difference between yours Y8610 U 3003, and this one Y8610U6006? Let me know I'm kind of wanting to pick one up soon. My furnace model number is Carrier 58GP 125 JA. Thanks.
 
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Old 01-29-09, 09:47 PM
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The one I have was manufactured earlier, dated 1994.

Again this is new, never unpacked. But that's when it was built. It does the same thing and the date of manufacture should affect performance, in my opinion.

Of course, anyone having a different opinion can disagree, should they wish.

It's sitting on my table if you want to go ahead with this deal.

You'd have to send me a check or money order and I'd ship it immedietely for a money order or after ten days or so with a check unless you have a better idea.
 
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Old 01-29-09, 09:50 PM
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I notice some furnaces of your model had a standing pilot (burning all the time) other has a pilot lit each time the burner called for heat. I presume you have the standing pilot with a thermocouple. That's what this conversion kit is designed to replace.
 
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Old 01-31-09, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by SeattlePioneer
The one I have was manufactured earlier, dated 1994.

Again this is new, never unpacked. But that's when it was built. It does the same thing and the date of manufacture should affect performance, in my opinion.

Of course, anyone having a different opinion can disagree, should they wish.

It's sitting on my table if you want to go ahead with this deal.

You'd have to send me a check or money order and I'd ship it immedietely for a money order or after ten days or so with a check unless you have a better idea.
I understand that it does the same thing. Did they make any changes or are there any different parts that are better/safer in the newer model?
 
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They do the same thing in pretty much the same way --- intermittent pilot with flame rectification.

Perhaps the new ones have a different bell or whistle, I really don't know. But it functions the same way.
 
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Thanks. Ill be in touch.
 
 

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