Family member has an older gas-fired clothes dryer.
Want to suggest to them that they put a vacuum hose in the duct's outlet (on
the outside of the house) to vacuum out any lint and dust. Have been
reading so much about clothes dryer duct fires !
Was wondering, though: is there any possibility that by doing so they will
snuff out the gas pilot light
on the dryer ?
Frankly, I am not even sure there is a pilot, but knowing the age of the
thing, I doubt that it has a
piezo type of igniter, which, I believe, all the newer ones now have.
So, is there much of a possibility in putting out the pilot flame ?
Or, is it in a spot that it would not even "see" the vacuum or air stream ?
Would hate for it to happen, as they would probably have to have someone
come in to re light it for them, as they couldn't do it themselves.