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jmcs23 06-15-2007 01:04 AM

Turning pilot light off
I have a old "in the wall" style heater. It's getting hot here, 100 degrees today...

So, I need to turn off the pilot light on my heater because I will no longer need to use the heater in the Summer. I've already located a label with possible directions but it is worn and un-readable from old age.

When I remove the cover on the heater, this is what I see:

Would turning either of those 2 valves cause the pilot light to turn off??

If so which valve, and how much do I need to turn it??


bigMikeB 06-15-2007 05:25 PM

The small valve (#2) on the aluminum tubing from the pilot burner will shut off just the pilot. The only thing about turning off the pilot is that in the fall you may find that it won't relite due to spider eggs that have been layed and hatched in the pilot orifice, that happens all the time, just keep it in mind.

jmcs23 06-15-2007 06:15 PM

OK! I'll try that one...
I also took another pic with a 3rd valve in there, here's the pic:

The valve in the above pic appears to be the one connected to the aluminum tubing from the pilot burner....?


bigMikeB 06-17-2007 06:52 AM

That's the one
Yeah, that is the valve the one the tubing goes into. In the other pic I thought your red otline was jut a little off.

jmcs23 06-17-2007 02:41 PM

:thumbup: I tried it and it worked!


gregzoll 06-17-2007 08:38 PM

Valve 1 is the main supply line shut-off. I used to shut off the old furnace we had in my first place, due to would get too hot during the summer to deal with it. When we had the old Octopus Radiant heat furnace, we never shut it off, just let the pilot run, which was pretty much like running a burner on the stove 24/7 365.

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