CENTRAL HEAT PILOT OFF


I just pre-tested my heater for this winter.
Lots of cold air blowing through.
Can I light my own pilot? Or, do I call the gas company?
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I have for years, though usually uncomfortable as it requires holding down the knob for a minute, it isn't rocket science. My advice is to get one of those trigger operated lighters with the long nose, as the pilot is usually just slightly out of reach. I did it for years with matches and locking tweezers (hemostats). Other than that the vague directions are on the knob, usually a 3 position affair, on, off and pilot with instructions to hold the knob down after lighting (to warm the thermocouple). hint: it often takes longer than specified. Once the pilot will stay lit without holding the button down it is safe to turn the knob to on. If you screw up and turn it to off, simply start at the beginning and do it all again.
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Eric in North TX wrote:

Very good advice.
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Joseph Meehan wrote:

Thanks.
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I also recommend the type of lighter mentioned above. Specifically they look like this:
http://www.broilkingbbq.com/images/GrillPro/31714568.jpg
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