||01-24-2011 08:11 PM
Gas pressure question / big pilot flames
I have a natural gas 10k blue flame ventless heater with a big noisy pilot flame in the basement as supplemental heat down there, and a natural gas vented fireplace log set in another room also with a big noisy pilot flame. I called the gas company to ask them to check my pressure but they only do that for low pressure concerns - not high.(!). The house was built in the 50s and near before I bought it 2yrs ago the prior owner replaced what I'm sure judging from old ductwork was a big dinosaur of a furnace with a high efficiency Bryant 90i. I replaced the natural gas water heater last year and that was a 1994 model. I would imagine my current natural gas demand is much less than the house was previously demanding. Picking a gauge to measure nat gas pressure seems a lil complex, do I use psi or water columns... splurge for a gauge that does both? Looks like a gauge is $50 for something I'll use maybe twice :) The blue flame heater and the fireplace log set have regulators within them, so even if the pressure were high no biggee? Am I worrying about nothing? Strictly speaking all gas appliances work a-ok, and the pilot for the hot water is sealed in so I can't judge it's size/noise very well. Appreciate any thoughts!