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Old 03-07-2014, 01:01 AM   #1
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Is this pilot light safe?

We are looking at a house, and the wall heater pilot looks strange to me. There are 2 flames, not one. One above, one below. Is this a leak in the pilot gas line? Or something else?
The thermostat is not working so we can't fire up the heater. When I try to light the pilot it stays lit, but 2 flames.


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Old 03-07-2014, 04:52 AM   #2
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Probably a leak at the pilot compression nut. But without a pic, can't say for sure.


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Old 03-07-2014, 01:12 PM   #3
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A pilot leak in the wrong place might even be the reason the unit is not working.
Many pilot heads divide the flame between the thermocoupler/flame sensor (safety device)
and the main burners they need to ignite. Wall heaters pilots can even have a spiral flame around an interior power pile which puts the flame on different heights and positions.

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