water heater pilot goes out
I have a rental property - which I bought in summer 2011 - with two water heaters and two furnaces in the basement (all with pilot lights).
On one water heater (30 gal) the pilot went out every week or two last summer. It was fine until this June, when it started going out every several days.
I put a new thermocouple in last weekend but it went out again a few days later.
Today I increased the water temperature to see if that will make a difference.
It seems to be a seasonal thing. My guess is that there is not enough air flow - hence increasing the water temperature to increase air up-flow (I read this somewhere).
Other thing which I might do - check the drip loop at the gas meter(s), check for air intake obstruction, increase pilot flame if possible, check/replace gas valve.
The other water heater (50 gal) and furnaces are fine.
Would appreciate any input.
I am in New Jersey.
Last edited by Nick1; 06-27-2012 at 04:33 PM.