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Questions about my newly replaced thermocouple and

Questions about my newly...

Questions about my newly replaced thermocouple and thermopilot.

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Since I replaced them two weeks ago. The pilot is great, the flame is great, but after about 5 hours of running, the whole thing goes out. The fireplace is in a bedroom. Home is 10 years old.

Contractor's Assistant: Just to clarify, what type of fireplace is this?

Hearth and home natural gas fireplace.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I already have, when I replaced with new thermocouple

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I am wondering if it is possible that it goes out when room is warm. The outside vent is fine and it goes off and on fine, by the wall switch, unless the whole thing goes out. I always have windows open and we have no wind. It usually burns around 5 to 6 hours and then goes out. I have replaced the wall switch also, before I did the thermocouple work.

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David Bowden
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I​f the wind or any type of draft is not causing the pilot to blowout, then most likely the problem is the gas valve. There is usually a magnetic contact that keeps the valve open so long as it is receiving an electrical signal, however these wear out over time. The 5-6hr delay may be from a slow and deliberate decline of the electrical current which shuts off the gas flow to the pilot. These valves are available and your trusted plumber or heating company can make the repairs.

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Thank you. I will do a little more research and then call my plumber. This sounds like the answer. I appreciate it.

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