Setting a valve to pilot position

Old 12-20-13, 02:17 PM
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Setting a valve to pilot position

I have a Honeywell valve VR8204A 1219 on my water heater. The knob has 3 positions; a "C" inside a triangle, On, and Off. Is the C position the pilot position? When away for extended periods, I want to turn off my well pump And set the water heater to pilot, but there is no setting marked pilot. I think it must be the C setting, but would like to be sure.

Old 12-20-13, 08:35 PM
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I'm not the pro in this section but I'm pretty sure you don't have a standing pilot light. You have an intermittent pilot light which means it lights on a burner demand.

If there is a plug with three or four wires that plugs into the valve then you have no pilot. You should hear the unit sparking shortly before the burner lights.

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