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jmcs23 06-15-2007 02:04 AM

Turning pilot light off
 
Hello,
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:
http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/ima...a0fc7832e8.jpg

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??

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!

bigMikeB 06-15-2007 06:25 PM

valves
 
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 07:15 PM

OK! I'll try that one...
I also took another pic with a 3rd valve in there, here's the pic:
http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/32d3eda076.jpg

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

THANKS AGAIN!

bigMikeB 06-17-2007 07:52 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 03:41 PM

:thumbup: I tried it and it worked!

THANKS AGAIN!!!

gregzoll 06-17-2007 09:38 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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