Pilot light thermocouples?

Are they difficult/dangerous to install yourself? Any special tools/parts needed?
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wrote:

These are extremely complicated and very dangerous to install unless supervised by a trained HVAC Super Tech with a level 4 Ranking. You may blow your house up if not careful. Bubba
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Important is not to touch it or oil from your hands will shorten its life.
A level 4 tech , one that blows .20 alcohol is bad enough.
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On Sat, 24 Dec 2005 09:59:46 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (m Ransley) wrote:

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wrote:

That sounds like a bunch of BS to me, unless they are Halogen Thermocouples.

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no gas comes out when you unscerew the thermocouple. be sure the new one is in the pilot flame and secure. lucas
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- Colonel - wrote:

No and No. Most people can do so without any instructions. Just make sure the end is in the flame. Normally you just put the new on in where the old one was.
I do suggest that you carefully note the position of the old one before removing it. No special tools needed and you don't need to shut off the gas to do it.
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Joseph Meehan

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Joseph Meehan wrote:

And make sure the contact is clean B4 you screw it into gas valve. Tony
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wrote:

They're only dangerous if you leave the pilot burning after you remove it from the furnace, and place your balls in the flame !!!! :)
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