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Boiler won't start Pilot lite on T stat seems ok. Today may…

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Boiler won't start Pilot...

Boiler won't start Pilot lite on T stat seems ok

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

Today may be over night

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

I normally do it my self

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Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. First I’ll need some more info so I have a more complete picture of your situation.

What's the brand and model of your boiler? is te pilot lit all the time or do you have electronic ignition?

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