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I did all the above checks on my gas furnace and none solved the issue. Then I blew compressed air through each of the gas venturis (the hourglass shaped tubes that mix the natural gas with the air - flames come out the back). It turns out that over the years that the furnace was in service, the dust build-up in the venturis was enough to affect the gas ...
Go to basement, garage sale, or thrift store and pick up an old, regular screwdriver about the right size to fit the slot in the lighter. Use a file, hacksaw, angle grinder or mototool type device to cut a slot in the screwdriver. Make the slot big enough to fit around the gas nipple. Unscrew as needed.
It might be a small leak or several very small leaks. I had a leak in my Philadelphia home for years and had no clue. During remodel, I replaced the gas pipes (same appliances), and my gas bill unexpectedly went down by $50 for the summer months. A bubble test will not do. Obtain a real gas leak tester, and thoroughly and methodically test each joint.
The CSST (corrugated stainless steel tubing) is approved as a drop and in concealed stud cavities; however, the manufacturer's installation instruction regarding protecting the piping in the stud cavity needs to be followed. Usually strip wound conduit is required for 12" from locations that secure the csst (terminations and penetration at the top or bottom ...
A thermocouple makes 30 mv power by a temperature differential across the tip of the thermocouple which contains 2 dissimilar metals. If the entire tip is hot,there is no temperature differential thus no power made or not enough power will be made.A thousand millivolts = 1 volt,so a thermocouple's 30 mv is about 1/33 of 1 volt,a AA battery has 1.5 volts ...
The fact you have to turn it off or down to reset the unit tells us the unit is having a fault and locking out which requires a reset or a tine soan to pass before it will run again. Typically this is due to the induced draft proving switch, it is a pressure switch that proves the induced draft motor is operating and it is ok to transition to ignition and ...
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