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03-21-19, 02:14 PM
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Posted By mbk3

Most of those required 61/4 fuse

Most of those required 61/4 fuse
01-23-19, 03:01 PM
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Views: 398
Posted By mbk3

In my area, I would find furnaces installed...

In my area, I would find furnaces installed basements with a "summer fan" arrangement. It would be wired from the furnace to the head of the stairs with a switch located there.
12-21-18, 09:21 AM
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Posted By mbk3

Thank you, I've been here only quiet. Hopefully...

Thank you, I've been here only quiet. Hopefully I may be able to add something when it comes to older equipment.
12-20-18, 07:15 PM
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Posted By mbk3

I've never seen a range/oven from the 1980 era...

I've never seen a range/oven from the 1980 era with no pilot or other ignition device. Match lit ovens were much older. Unless this from another country.
12-20-18, 07:07 PM
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Views: 411
Posted By mbk3

Years ago we used sulphur sticks. Put on the...

Years ago we used sulphur sticks. Put on the burner and then go around and smell the supply registers. Only problem was almost every one had an odor. If you haven't guessed why....the odor was on our...
11-13-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By mbk3

That is indicative of an undersized flex...

That is indicative of an undersized flex connector. I just reread your post and after I saw it goes away on high fire. Maybe I jumped the gun.
11-10-18, 06:28 PM
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Views: 784
Posted By mbk3

Are you sure the valve is a B-50 and not a B-60 ?...

Are you sure the valve is a B-50 and not a B-60 ? The pilot type is difficult to determine. Is there a transformer supplying voltage? If it is a B-60 you just need to replace the bleed tube that is...
01-17-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,063
Posted By mbk3

Sorry for term ďwhackĒ after checking thousands...

Sorry for term ďwhackĒ after checking thousands of wall furnaces in my career some need a tap after sitting idle all summer.
01-16-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,063
Posted By mbk3

Have you tried giving the valve a whack with a...

Have you tried giving the valve a whack with a wrench?? No? Do it.
01-16-18, 05:38 PM
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Views: 2,063
Posted By mbk3

I donít where to go at this point. If you want a...

I donít where to go at this point. If you want a more definitive answer you need a millivolt meter. Get one and we will try and help you along. Sound like a good plan? OR you could replace you...
01-16-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,063
Posted By mbk3

Donít buy that valve. Said for parts. The only...

Donít buy that valve. Said for parts. The only part is the knob. Call your gas company back and ask them to use their meter. Iím kind of leaning towards a spider in the burner orifice. Iím thinking...
01-16-18, 04:08 PM
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Views: 2,063
Posted By mbk3

Pete made a good comment about the age of your...

Pete made a good comment about the age of your furnace. A heat exchanger inspect is certainly in order before you make any repairs. The thermostat wires are the two coming into the valve not from the...
01-16-18, 08:14 AM
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Views: 2,063
Posted By mbk3

I know it is a long gone valve. Iím sure you can...

I know it is a long gone valve. Iím sure you can find one on eBay if you donít want to install another style. The universal cartridge is smaller in diameter so they give you an insert you install the...
01-15-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,063
Posted By mbk3

After taking a second look at the pilot I noticed...

After taking a second look at the pilot I noticed you have a universal replacement cartridge. Those have a tendency not to burn properly and that may be your problem.
01-15-18, 01:19 PM
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Views: 2,063
Posted By mbk3

If the pilot stays on it usually is something...

If the pilot stays on it usually is something else. Thermostat- dirty pity- bad splice. Spider in the burner orifice. The valve you have is a General Controls B-67. Can you hear the valve click when...
12-17-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,377
Posted By mbk3

Now I see the thermocouple you replaced. It...

Now I see the thermocouple you replaced. It appears you installed it in the vent line opening of the gas valve. Please remove and replace the tubing you took out. The valve wonít open if the vent is...
12-17-17, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,377
Posted By mbk3

Thanks for the great pictures. At this point...

Thanks for the great pictures. At this point using a meter will tell us where the problem may be. Might be multiple problems, but once you get a meter on it we can provide a fix Iím sure.
12-16-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,377
Posted By mbk3

The thermocouple you see is actually the bleed...

The thermocouple you see is actually the bleed tube. Tapping the gas valve is an assist to help it open, meaning probably the voltage is low or the bleed tube is partially plugged. Try removing all...
11-24-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By mbk3

Typically dryers have a 3/8 nipple and the...

Typically dryers have a 3/8 nipple and the adapter as shown is a 1/2 male threads. You could install a 3/8 to 1/2 ell and install the adapter
10-30-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By mbk3

Glad you were able to some heat. Thank you for...

Glad you were able to some heat. Thank you for reporting back.
10-27-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By mbk3

I should have mentioned the bleed line sometimes...

I should have mentioned the bleed line sometimes gets partially restricted and that makes the valve slow to open or not at all. Another issue is poor splices or loose wiring.
10-27-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By mbk3

Most of the time the pilot generator is the...

Most of the time the pilot generator is the culprit. Either needs cleaning or weak. If the pilot has any clips on the valve end remove them and scrap the wire bare. Same goes for any wires on the...
09-25-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By mbk3

Have you removed the burner orifice to check for...

Have you removed the burner orifice to check for spider nest . Also you should have a "standby" pilot if this is a match lit oven. The minimum flame and the pilot must be adjusted for safe operation
06-10-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By mbk3

My understanding is this is to used only as...

My understanding is this is to used only as breeching (from furnace to tee) and may not pass thru any wall/ceiling.
06-10-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By mbk3

No it is not safe if the furnace is producing...

No it is not safe if the furnace is producing carbon monoxide. A proper burning gas appliance produces water vapor and carbon dioxide. Don't use until inspected by a tech.
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