How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Patrick Your Own Question
Patrick, General Contractor
Category: Plumbing
Satisfied Customers: 2429
Experience:  30 years commercial construction and 23 years house remodeling projects
Type Your Plumbing Question Here...
Patrick is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

i have an old Warm Manning gas heater. How do I light the pilot

Resolved Question:

i have an old Warm Manning gas heater. How do I light the pilot light without me, a novice, getting injured? Thanks
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Patrick replied 6 years ago.
To light the pilot you hold down on valve for a minute while holding a flame from a long lighter at the pilot orifice. You hold down on the valve for this minute while it is lit and then let go. The flame should stay lit. If the flame should go out then you have a bad thermocouple. If the pilot stays lit but it is a weak flame you may need to clean the pilot orifice. This is the very small hole that the gas comes through that supplies the pilot light. It can get closed up some from soot or carbon build up. If you have compressed air to blow it out that would be good. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, contact a qualified technician. Good luck. If this proved helpful, please remember to hit ACCEPT, otherwise I do not receive credit. Thank you.
Patrick and other Plumbing Specialists are ready to help you

Related Plumbing Questions