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Can i change my intermittent pilot gas valve on my cgm-4 to a standing pilot gas valve ?

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

Just installed this used boiler

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

Yes

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

Would it be direct wire or do i need a new control box

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: HVAC
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HVAC Technician: Phil, Mechanical Engineer replied 6 months ago
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Hello, it can be done, but you need to change the rest of the control system as well, the ignition printed circuit board, etc. In summary its do-able but not practical. It bypasses many of the manufacturers safety provisions

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
is it less costly than changing thermocup, ingniter, i have the gas valve ?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
plus less things to fail in the future
HVAC Technician: Phil, Mechanical Engineer replied 6 months ago

Thermocouple costs $20... any change from your existing pilot safety system compromises the safety of the furnace unless performed by a licensed gas appliance specialist.

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