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Came back from Toronto to a 57 degree condo. The pilot light went out -- something that had started happening about a week earlier. I've had been able to re-light it okay the first 3 times, but now it's not staying lit. As soon as I release the knob, it goes out.

Any thoughts as to what this may be? Thermocouple maybe? Any way to check to see if that went bad?
 

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Oops.. this is Capt'n Mike <_<
 

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mike you can go to any hardware store - homedepot for a thermocouple.
if yoiu want i can put it in or help you its pretty easy.
 

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Thanks Eddie. I'll probably go pick on up. Lowes and Sear's Hardware are closest... Lowes should have it, shouldn't they?
 

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How wierd, our furnace broke on Friday. Kevin went and bought some wirey thing which fixed the problem. I think he bought it from warren pipe and supply. He is at home right now if you want to give him a call and he can let you know what he did.
 

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QUOTE(MrsP-29fun police @ Dec 29 2003, 09:08 AM)How wierd, our furnace broke on Friday. Kevin went and bought some wirey thing which fixed the problem. I think he bought it from warren pipe and supply. He is at home right now if you want to give him a call and he can let you know what he did.
KEVIN SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT A GRUNSFLO PUMP
MUCH BETTER THAN THE ONE HE HAS, AND QUIET, SELF SEALED-CONTAINED, LIKE $90, I ALREADY TOLD HIM THAT YESTERDAY.....LOL
 

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QUOTE(Fast~Eddie @ Dec 29 2003, 09:19 AM)QUOTE(MrsP-29fun police @ Dec 29 2003, 09:08 AM) How wierd, our furnace broke on Friday. Kevin went and bought some wirey thing which fixed the problem. I think he bought it from warren pipe and supply. He is at home right now if you want to give him a call and he can let you know what he did.
KEVIN SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT A GRUNSFLO PUMP
MUCH BETTER THAN THE ONE HE HAS, AND QUIET, SELF SEALED-CONTAINED, LIKE $90, I ALREADY TOLD HIM THAT YESTERDAY.....LOL
I am afraid to ask!!
 

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before you go buy a thermo-coupler, try cleaning out the inside of the tube that the pilot flame comes out of along with the porcelyn part that actually sparks to ignite the pilot. Use a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. Sometimes carbon builds up inside the line and leads to the same problems your having. Also, sometimes there is a pin hole through the line about and inch or so from the end of the flame. Make sure that is not pluged up with carbon by GENTLY pushing a tooth pick all the way through it.
Good luck!
 

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My furnace (95+) doesn't have a pilot, but the igniter went bad beginning of winter. Had to go to a special store and $36. later.
 

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The heat is ON!
Thanks everyone for the input.

I had to run around from store to store to find the right adaptor. My stock thermocouple had a junction box on there with some leads that connected to the main board. Nobody carries that. They now make an adaptor that screws right into the valve to replace that junction box, and then any generic thermocouple will screw into that.

So I was able to use the $6 thermocouple -- but that damn adaptor cost me $40!


C&C on Grosebeck at 12 Mile had what I needed.
 
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