Help with gas wall heater


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Old 10-07-09, 10:39 AM
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We just moved into a rental house with a gas wall unit.

it appears to be connected to an electronic thermostat, however the wires dont appear to be connected and/or connected right.

When I light the pilot light, it takes longer then usual, then the heater will run for about 10 or 15 min max then shut off (but gas is still on). and the pilot light goes out...so that I cant relight it then for a few hours.

1. why does the pilot light go out?
2. why does it shut off like that and I cant relight it
3. is it possible to take the electronic part off and make it manuel only?
 
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Old 10-07-09, 12:23 PM
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Since this is a rental house, you should not attempt to troubleshoot this heater. Call the landlord and have him send out a qualified technician.
 
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Old 10-07-09, 12:26 PM
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He lives on site, he gave us permission to do household repairs.
 
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Old 10-07-09, 05:59 PM
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Household Repairs

This goes beyond normal household repairs. You are dealing with an appliance which could kill you if repairs aren't done right. It is the landlord's resposibility to provide a properly functioning heater.
 
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I see you are in so ca,
can't you call the "Gas Co" and have them take a look?
 
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Old 10-07-09, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by mbk3
I see you are in so ca,
can't you call the "Gas Co" and have them take a look?
I can but do they do house calls? i thought they like edison only deal with what is up to the house but not in the actual house?

i'll call them and see what they say
 
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Old 10-08-09, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by socalchef00
I can but do they do house calls? i thought they like edison only deal with what is up to the house but not in the actual house?

i'll call them and see what they say
my understanding is they do make calls, even sell some parts.
 
 

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