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Why does your hot water tank keep blowing the pilot out when it shuts off?

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2008-01-21 13:14:10
2008-01-21 13:14:10

If it is windy outside, you may be getting just enough of a breeze to blow out the pilot light -even though the covers are shut. My heater is in the garage, and even w/ the garage door shut and the covers on the heater shut, very windy weather can still cause enough of a draft to blow out the pilot. You could try to find something to block drafts around the heater such as a hot water heater blanket.

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