Originally Posted by billygeg
Thanks I'm going to check it out tomorrow and let you know how it goes.
check the sparkpilot: I have a utica too. Mine is 20+ years old. I replaced it andcould not get a replacement sparkpilot so I had to get a standing pilot installed. No issues starting now.
If it's snapping/sparking and not lighting it means the spark is not at the pilot hood. Mostly likely the insulation around the sparkpilot is cracked (i've replaced three of these over the past ten years) and is grounding/sparking at the flange.
see page 21 of http://www.ecrinternational.com/secu...ument/1798.pdf