One of the ways that do-it-yourselfers keep themselves warm in their garage, or workshop, is with a gas ventless heater. This type of heater provides great heat, while not being an overly large investment. Installing a ventless heater in a garage is an easy process for you, and does not require a lot of maintenance. However, that does not mean there are not some problems. Here are a couple of the most common problems associated with a ventless heater.
1. Pilot Burns too High
One of the most common problems with this type of heater, is that that pilot flame burns too high. This not only uses too much gas, but is also a potential fire hazard. This is most often caused because of a small hole in the pilot assembly being blocked. Cleaning it out with some air will eliminate this problem.
2. Pilot Goes Out by Itself
A frustrating problem with some ventless heaters, is that the pilot light will simply go out on its own. This can be hazardous, because the gas is still on. A spark in the garage can ignite the gas. Again, this is mostly caused by a small hole in the pilot assembly being clogged. Cleaning it out will help the pilot light to burn as it should.