On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 15:47:29 +0000, tocostew wrote:
Dirty nozzle or perhaps enough of a down draft that the gas isn't
igniting when it should?
If it isn't obvious, might be safer to have a repair person check over
the unit. Faulty systems can produce CO as well as become a fire hazard.
The pilot is likely plugged by a spider. If you do elect to blow it out, be
sure to remount the pilot correctly, otherwies you will have delayed
It would be in your best interest just to call out your HVAC repair people
to do the work. At the very least, they should have insurance if something
People post messages to "call a pro" when the situation is dangerous, or
could be dangerous. That way home owners don't hurt them selves with DUI
(Driving Under the Influence.)
Heating repair techs such as Don Ocean have seen the disasters that result
when ignorant people DUI on their own furnaces.
Christopher A. Young;
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I could understand the reasoning in saying call a pro, anytime you are
working with gas it could be dangerous, I made sure that everything was off,
elec. gas. before I started working and made sure everything went back in the
exact way it came off. Everthing so far is working fine.
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Sometimes that is the right advice. Other times people are quick to assume
no one can do what a pro does.
When someone asks "I want to add a gas appliance, what direction do I turn
the pipe to open the gas line?" Or "I'm finishing my basement and since
I'll only be plugging in lamps, it is OK to use lamp cord to wire the
receptacles?" I'd have to say to call a pro.
Now, you may say those questions are idiotic, but I was in a house doing
some work (I was the pro on a door job) and the homeowner was wiring
receptacles using lamp cord.
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