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Chevyscrounger 12-01-2008 12:49 PM

Gas heater won't kick off?
 
We are about the take posession of a house that has a natrual gas heater out in a room attached to the garage.
Here is the manual
http://12.153.20.72/tech/manuals/103568-01B.pdf

I'm not familar with gas heat such as this...
As far as i'm aware the heater stays on constantly and even on low the room is about 90 degrees right now.
Doesn't this thing have some kind of thermostat to shut the gas off at a reasonable temp And then kick it back on when the room cools?

I could have swore when we were looking at the house this heater was kicking on and off by it's self.

beenthere 12-01-2008 05:19 PM

The control just regulates how much gas it burns. Not the temp of the room.

Chevyscrounger 12-02-2008 07:42 AM

So once this model is lit it runs constantly?

beenthere 12-02-2008 07:57 AM

Pretty much so.
Your suppose to set it to off, when you don't want any heat.
One of those things they don't tell you before you buy them.

The knob can only regulate how much gas it burns per hour.
With adjustment from low to high having technically an infinite amount of vairance.

It is not made, or approved as a sole source of heat for a room or house. So its not required to have a thermostat to regulate it.

Chevyscrounger 12-02-2008 12:14 PM

I thought the previous owners had it going to keep the pipes in that bathroom from freezing.

Here are pics. (Keep in mind this is in a detached garage)
The room it heats. you can see the heater on the left
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...e/img_4880.jpg
Snd the bathroom..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...e/img_4879.jpg

Do you guys think if i just turned off the gas heater I'd have to worry about the pipes in the bathroom freezing up?
Do you think the hot water heater would put off enough heat to keep it from freezing?

beenthere 12-02-2008 01:54 PM

Hard to say.
Better to use the gas, then repair broken pipes, and water damage.

Daltex 12-02-2008 03:12 PM

Why don't you turn the gas all the way down and see what the temp is. If it's still hot (80* +) then you can consider getting a portable electric heater with a thermostat that will keep it cool but not cold enough to freeze. Just a thought. The cost of the gas may be less than the electricity for even a small heater.

Chevyscrounger 12-02-2008 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daltex (Post 192817)
Why don't you turn the gas all the way down and see what the temp is. If it's still hot (80* +) then you can consider getting a portable electric heater with a thermostat that will keep it cool but not cold enough to freeze. Just a thought. The cost of the gas may be less than the electricity for even a small heater.


It's turned down as low as it will go and it's 90 degrees in there. :laughing:
I will probably stick a little electric heater in there for the winter.

hvaclover 12-02-2008 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chevyscrounger (Post 192837)
It's turned down as low as it will go and it's 90 degrees in there. :laughing:
I will probably stick a little electric heater in there for the winter.

Why not just replace the defective component?

Chevyscrounger 12-02-2008 05:03 PM

According to the other replys to this topic I don't think there is a defective component.

burr 12-02-2008 05:27 PM

is this Dale Earnhardts hair salon??? between furnace and water heater and hair products you better have good ventilation

Chevyscrounger 12-03-2008 07:54 AM

LOL Those are pictures from the Realty site. The old gal that previously owned the house and ran the salon must have been a HUGE Earnhardt fan. There were boxes and boxes of races on VHS tapes. She took all the pictures and stuff with her. I used to be a fan when he was around,but haven't seen a race in years and could care less now. :P

The gas heater is vented correctly like that manual shows.
We're probably just going to convert the room to a spare bedroom/gameroom

maelo_el_feo 12-03-2008 11:05 AM

hey guys new here, I have a carrier 58ss forced air furnace and it is not puttin out warm air. It blows air but each time it tries to ignite it lights for a few seconds then goes out and it keep doing that but never light the blower just keeps going. Does anyone have an idea of what might be causing it not to ignite ?

hvaclover 12-03-2008 02:07 PM

You change your filter recently? That's one possibility.

Or your flame sensor is dirty.

maelo_el_feo 12-03-2008 06:27 PM

I think is the gas valve because i hit it with screwdriver and took of......
any ideas how much will it cost me for new gas valve????
thxs for all the help!!!!


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