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Heaters prior to 1978 had "standing pilots" meaning they were on continuously, just like our water heaters still use today, since then laws enacted made a standing pilot for California illegal and the country followed Ca law.
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How do you keep the pilot light lit on a pool heater?

Keeping the Pilot Light Lit . The flame should generate a micro amount of voltage which keeps the burner going. \n. \n. \nIf the burner won't stay lit the problem could be caused by a lazy pilot generator, dirty wire connections, high wind conditions, or even something more serious or clogged. (MORE)

How do you light the pilot on the pool heater?

Most pool heaters are propane fueled. A match or lighter lit near the pilot light opening should suffice. Hum, I would not say, "most" --- some would be a more adequate word. The above previous answer would apply if you had an older style heater. All new heaters for the last several years have (MORE)

How do you light the pilot on a pool heater?

Answer . Firstly, how old is your heater? Do you in fact have a pilot light or is it an electronic ignition heater? If the latter, it has no pilot. Older heaters have a gas valve knob that is rotated to "pilot" and then when ready with the ignition source, match, push the knob down and hold wh (MORE)

How do you light the pilot light on a heater?

The detailed directions are printed on front of EVERY gas regulator. - However, in general terms, turn regulator switch to OFF for 2 minutes, then to PILOT and depress for one minute, then light pilot or press clicker till it lights. Keep PILOT pressed for 2 more minutes then slowly release it. I (MORE)

Do you have to keep pilot license updated?

Answer . Once you obtain your pilot's license it will never "expire." However, to keep it "current" you must maintain your medical certificate as well as complete a Flight Review from an authorized instructor every Two Years. To carry passengers during the day you must have made three take o (MORE)

How do you light the water heater pilot?

Turn knob to PILOT, press button down and light the pilot; hold button down for 60 seconds and release - pilot should remain lit; turn knob to ON. If pilot does not remain lit, turn knob to OFF, wait 5 minutes and try again, If pilot still will not remain lit, replace the thermocoupler.

How do you light a pilot light?

100% of the time the instructions are located close to the device, if not the users manual will help. You should follow the particular steps for your gas fireplace, grill, hot water heater, furnace, or stove. There are differences.

How much does a pilot light burn?

45 CF per hr . BLkiller64: that is ridiculous, that would cause major carbon monoxide buildup ... and you'll die!, i think it worth putting this on the answer . Wouldnt it depend if the standing pilot light was for a stove or 5 million BTU input boiler

Why does your pilot light keeps going out on your gas heater?

The pilot could be dirty and may be too weak to heat the thermocouple properly. Most of the time it comes down to replacing the thermocouple. ANS 2 The thermocouple costs less than $19 and can be changed in about 30 minutes. Best to first Shut off gas, and remove your one, then take to the sto (MORE)

How do keep the pilot on in my gas heater?

Depress pilot valve, hold in while lighting, hold in for 2 minutes while lit. Continue to hold pilot valve in while rotating the gas control to the "on" position. If the pilot flame doesn't stay lit, it may be due to a bad thermocouple, a device that looks like a thick, solid copper wire whose tip (MORE)

Does an oil furnace have a pilot light?

Well, the answer is "yes and no". A True oil FURNACE or BOILER does NOT not normally have a 'pilot light". Instead, they have some type of electrical ignition system. In the past--this was accomplished with an "iron" type of transformer that increased the 120 volt line voltage to 6-10 thousand vo (MORE)

How do you light pilot light?

The detailed directions are printed on front of EVERY gas regulator. - However, in general, turn regulator switch to OFF for 2 minutes, then to PILOT and depress for one minute, then light pilot or press clicker till it lights. Keep PILOT pressed for 2 more minutes then slowly release it. If it s (MORE)

What color should a pilot light flame be?

A pilot light flame should be about 90 percent blue. Flecks oforange are okay but if the flame is yellow, large, and flickeringthe pilot light may need an adjustment.

Why does my furnace pilot light keep going out?

There are a couple common reasons for a pilot light going out.. 1. The thermocouple is weak. This is the gold rod that must see the flame in order to keep the gas valve open. it is a safety device that will not let the gas vavle open if there is no pilot.. 2. The pilot is dirty and has a yellow fl (MORE)

Why does your pilot light keep blowing out?

If your pool heater is outdoors in a high wind area, the wind might be blowing it out. In some cases you can solve this by installing an outdoor vent cap to extend the distance from the end of the exhaust and the combustion chamber. Answer: try changing the "thermocoupler"( not sure of the spelling (MORE)

Pilot will not light?

If it will not lite at all, copper pilot line kinked,,, bad gas valve, if you have the button on pilot and depressed down all the way. Will light but not stay lite, bad thermocouple.

Why does my pilot light keep going out on my hot water tank?

try changing the "thermocoupler"( not sure of the spelling) The piolit light heats the thermocoupler. looks like a little metal rod that sits above or right next to the piolit light. when the thermocoupler is heated it produces a millivolt of electricity the power it produces is what keeps the gas v (MORE)

Why does your pilot keep going out?

There are a couple of things to check.. 1.What color is the pilot flamte? If it is yellow then it is dirty and needs to be cleaned.. 2. Check the thermocouple. That is the gold color rod that the pilot flame burns on. It is a safety device that tells he heating system if the pilot is burning. It i (MORE)

How do you turn on pilot light?

1) first u have to find a switch 2) then u click it 3) it should light up! 4) eat just kidding---try bringing it to the dealership or buy a car manual in an autoshop.

Why does your aga cooker pilot light keep going out?

It could just need routine service. If mine goes out twice it means that a service is required, then It works fine. You are probably suffering from the change in standards of heating oil that occurred towards the end of 2008 when we changed from the old British Standard for (MORE)

If the pilot light goes out on a gas fireplace does the gas keep running?

On most gas fireplaces there are two safeties, that if working properly, will keep the gas from running under the described conditions.. One is a 30mv thermocouple that will hold in a pilot operator (similar to a water heater setup). The second is usually a 750mv (0.75 volts) generator that provide (MORE)

If I turn the gas on but the pilot light isn't on does the gas keep running?

On a stove it will. On a modern, code-compliant water heater, space heater or furnace it will not, because these modern appliances have electric valves that will not open if the pilot flame goes out. Once the pilot is out, the only way to get gas to flow is to push the pilot button in on the gas val (MORE)

How do you relight the pilot light?

If you have an automatic lighter connected to the thermostat follow these directions: - Turn the on/off/pilot valve to 'pilot' - Hold the button on top of the controls down completely. This is the thermocoupler button. - While keeping the thermocoupler button pressed down push the automatic lighter (MORE)

How do you light the pilot on a whirlpool gas dryer?

I don't know of any dryers that have a pilot light. They have glow plugs which glow red hot before the gas valve is opened so that the gas will ignite. If the glow plug is not working it probably has a crack and needs to be replaced. The dryer will not start without it.

Why is my Pilot light on but no hot water?

If the pilot light is on and no hot water, then the regulator is not turning the gas flow on. The commonest cause for this is a faulty thermocouple. This is a thin copper tube that's heated by the pilot light and relays a voltage to the regulator. This can be changed by a competent handyman in abo (MORE)

The pilot is lit and it keeps ticking but won't light?

The sensor wire is not sensing the flame. Check the size of the flame to make sure it is making the metal glow. If it is the ignitor box may be bad. The person asking the question asked why it is just clicking and not firing. That has nothing to do with the flame sensor. Obviously, the pilot i (MORE)

What does a pilot light do on a heater?

it heats up the thermo couple which opens up the gas control valve allowing gas to flow to the main burner. if the pilot goes out the thrmo couple will cool and shut the gas valve so gas does not come out

Can not get pilot light to light on the fireplace?

If holding the controls in the LIGHT position for about 15-30 seconds does not keep your pilot lit, there is probably a problem with the thermocouple. That is the small tube that the pilot flame touches. Be sure it is not bent, and being missed by the pilot flame. They do go bad, and require replace (MORE)

Where is the furnace located to light pilot light?

It could be different for every house. A side note : I'm taking that you mean where is the pilot light located in side your furnace? Depending on the of your furnace it's very possible your furnace does not have a pilot light, in fact it may have an ignition system with a flame management sensor (MORE)

Where can you find a gas stove with pilot lights?

The majority of gas stoves are lit with a pilot light. It is not considered a very green thing but won't be vanishing anytime soon. you can find a gas stive with a pilot light at Home Depot, Lowe's, or your local appliance store.

How do you light a pilot for a HVAC?

if it's a 90 % furnace you may have a flue or intake air problem or a bad pressure switch make sure you are venting the flue gases and the fresh air intake is clear

How do you light the pilot on a atlanta superflame?

In the middle of the unit is the pilot , while setting valve to pilot (note if u push down on the pilot valve u will here gas-do not hold for long or to much gas will accumulate) light within 1st five-10 secinds. If u dont light right away turn off and wait 5 minutes. Then try again, when pilot is d (MORE)

Why does the pilot light keep going out on your hot water heater?

The thermocouple is going bad. The thermocouple is the small tube that sits in the flame from the pilot light and goes back to the gas valve. They are easy to replace and cost $6 to $8. For health and safety the failing part should be replaced without delay by a competent gas engineer.

How do you light pilot light on reznor heater?

Typically, these instructions are on the access panel door, or near the pilot light port. Additionally, there are differences between models, so a specific model number would be necessary to give specific information.

What exactly is a pilot light?

Pilot lights are used in various ovens, gas fireplaces, and gas heaters. The pilot light burns constantly and is used to ignite the actual flame that heats the previously mentioned items.