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Old 01-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #31
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Thank you very much for the reply, if what you mean by a safety device is the thermal coupler and thermostat on it. It has them. I can see the burner and it looks like it is new. I really like these old burners , I'm cooking on a 1932 tappan in the house and If I can use this I would really like to. There's is a picture of the mete on the first pager , it's a unitrol 110 which is still being made. I was told that it was a upgrade.. This meter is the same as meters that are common today on hot water heaters. So I'm assuming it is a good control. As You can see I really would like to use this but if I shouldn't I won't I'm of course looking for advice.
On a water heater, the tank has a pressure temp relief valve to prevent the tank from becoming a bomb.

The thermocouple only proves that the pilot is lit, it provides no over heat safety.

Even a floor furnace has a high/over temp limit.

If you decide to use it. lay down brick under it, and behind it for fire prevention. Keep it 18" from wall.

I'd probably install an ECO in it to be safe.

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On a water heater, the tank has a pressure temp relief valve to prevent the tank from becoming a bomb.

The thermocouple only proves that the pilot is lit, it provides no over heat safety.

Even a floor furnace has a high/over temp limit.

If you decide to use it. lay down brick under it, and behind it for fire prevention. Keep it 18" from wall.

I'd probably install an ECO in it to be safe.
What is a Eco and thanks for the help. I'm going to take the valve apart and check all the gas-gits and see how it looks > I am going to try it and I'm going to do as you say with the fire bricks , have many of them I'm a potter.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:27 PM   #33
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Never take a gas valve apart.

Emergency Cut Off.
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Thanks for the help everyone , you have a good group here and I'll take the advice given.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:47 AM   #35
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Too much bickering.

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