If you wish to light a hot water system in an easy way then it of the utmost importance to follow the suggestions listed in this article:
- Consider the fact that a malfunctioning pilot light can be a symptom of other problems.
- It is possible that you just need to light the pilot again
After the above is taken into account the following tips and tricks will make your life so much easier. Pay attention and you will be well on your way to bathe with warm water soon.
Tip # 1 – Make sure your gas supply is on You wouldn’t believe how many headaches could have been avoided if a homeowner would have checked their gas supply before making expensive repairs or embarrassing support calls. This is the first and most important tip, although it’s common sense, it’s often overlooked.
Tip # 2 – Light your gas hot plate burners The orifices in these burners are considerably bigger than that in your gas hot water pilot’s burner. For this reason, you will markedly speed up the process when you light them all since at this point all the air previously stored in the gas line will have been removed.
Tip # 3 – Make sure the valve responsible for gas isolation or gas stop tap in the hot water system is on The small isolation valve inside the copper line that provides gas to a hot water system can be located between the ankle height and knee just on the side of most hot water systems. Make sure the tap on top is on. It is important to mention it should be aligned with the copper line, not sitting across it.
Tip # 4 – Remove the hot water system’s panelMy advice to do this requires two steps, the first one involves sliding the panels vertically just from the bottom finger hold. The second tip step requires swinging the cover base towards you.
Tip # 5 – Turn the hot water system’s pilot button to its flame position This tip and trick is self explanatory
Tip # 6 – Relight the pilot flame Push down the flame button while you press the ignition switch about 5 to 10 times. Hold the gas controller pilot for fifteen to twenty seconds and only after that release your pilot flame button
Tip # 7 – Step away when you turn the hot water system onThis tip will assure your safety should anything untoward happen.