I live on the Connecticut shoreline, where we often have significant
winds (and hurricanes).
We have a gas hot water heater. When the winds come, the gusts are
often strong enough to "blow" that pilot light out. Then I get an AH
"Sh**" from my wife as she tries to take a shower and there is NO Hot
Is there anything I can install on the roof vent. to prevent (limit)
those gusts from going down the vent, thereby "killing" the pilot
On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 1:26:23 PM UTC-5, philo wrote:
I've never seen a WH with an adjustment screw to turn up the pilot flame.
It would probably be a good idea to remove the pilot assembly, check the
condition of the orrifice, make sure it's clear, etc.
And depending on the age of the WH, if it's 10+ years old, changing it for
one with electronic ignition, as you say, would solve it. Typical life for
gas WH's seems to be in the 13 year or so range.
Thanks, for all of the advise, most appreciated!!
I agree that a new, pilotless model would Solve my problem. As the "
No Pilot" situation typiically occurs 6 ->8 times a year and our WH
is now working fine, I will defer until I replace the unit.
I was unaware of the Automatic Flue damper option. I will look into
that option, using the link provided.
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