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Old 12-22-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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Heater Pilot keeps going out.


I bought a gas heater 2 months back for my room. In our area the gas pressure fluctuates throughout the day, what this fluctuation does is make the pilot flame jump up and down a centimeter or two. Because of this the heater goes out every hour or so. The only way I found to fix it was to close the air valve of the pilot which turns the crisp thin blue flame into a thick yellow flame. I had it like that for a few days but had to open the valve because of carbon monoxide concerns. Has anyone ever encountered this problem and can share a solution or two for this? Thanks

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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Get the gas co to fix the pressure fluctuating problem. That should never be happening in the first place unless their meter or regulator is failing. Is this happening to the neighbors or how do you know this? Is this a wall unit? You will get CO poisioning from a yellow flame so don't fool around with it.

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Get the gas co to fix the pressure fluctuating problem. That should never be happening in the first place unless their meter or regulator is failing. Is this happening to the neighbors or how do you know this? Is this a wall unit? You will get CO poisioning from a yellow flame so don't fool around with it.
Our city has been having pressure problems the last couple of years. The fluctuations can be seen during peak/off peak usage times. I am not sure this fluctuations is what causes the flame to jump up, because it will jump even when the pressure seems stable. The heater is a wall unit properly vented out. Is the yellow flame still as bad if the unit is vented outside?
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yellow flames are VERY bad as they are a carbonizing (candle flame which produces soot) which will carbon up/plug up the inside of the heater. not sure what your solution is as I don't see those heaters except on TV and once in a no tell motel room.
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