How Big Should the flame be on a pilot light?
Inspecting a Gas Furnace Pilot Light Flame A natural gas flame should be a bright blue color with a small amount of yellow at the very tip. A propane flame will have more of a bluish-green flame with a tinge of yellow at the tip. The flame should strong enough to cover about 1/2 inch at the end of the thermocouple tip.
What should the pilot light look like on a gas fireplace?
A healthy pilot flame will be much like a blue “blow torch” flame. It will shoot sideways and be directly on your thermocouple and thermopile sensors. An unhealthy yellow pilot flame is more like a “candle”. It will shoot straight up in the air and will not engulf your sensors.
How do you adjust the pilot light on a gas heater?
How to Adjust the Pilot Light Flame on a Gas Furnace Locate the access plate on the front of your furnace, and unscrew the screws that are connecting the access plate to your furnace. Observe the flame. Turn that screw counter-clockwise, and the flame should grow.
Should pilot light stay on in gas fireplace?
Should the pilot light always be on in a gas fireplace? Most gas fireplaces rely on a “continuous pilot light,” a type of pilot that remains lit so long as gas is flowing to the unit. If you have a continuous pilot light system, you should always see a pilot flame unless you have manually turned the system off.
Where is the pilot light adjustment screw?
The adjustment screw is behind the cap screw. The screw should be turned to decrease the pilot flame.
Why is my gas fireplace flame so blue?
You get a blue gas flame with a hydrocarbon gas when you have enough oxygen for complete combustion. When you do have sufficient oxygen, the gas flame appears blue because complete combustion creates enough energy to excite and ionize the gas molecules in the flame.
Can a pilot light be too high?
Next to the “Pilot” indicator on the furnace’s control switch, there is a small screw located near the pilot light-thermocouple assembly. If it extends well above the thermocouple, it’s too strong. If the flame covers the top of the thermocouple and burns steadily with a yellow tip, that’s just about right.
What color should my gas fireplace flame be?
Proper Flame Colour A gas fireplace should burn flames that are blue, perhaps with very small tips in yellow or orange. The flames should be steady and consistent no matter what. Although, there is a small exception.
Why does my pilot light keep going out?
A faulty, misaligned, dirty, or damaged thermocouple is often the culprit behind your pilot light going out. The thermocouple is an automatic safety shutoff device that prevents the gas valve from opening if the pilot light is out.
Should a pilot light make noise?
It is similar to how a gas stove works. If your fireplace’s pilot light is not set the right way, it will produce a whistling sound while working. You must keep your pilot light on a low setting when you first turn it on. After that, slowly increase the light to increase the flame.
What does the pilot screw adjust?
An air screw adjusts how much air is being delivered thru the pilot circuit: in is rich (less air) and out is lean (more air). A fuel screw adjust how much fuel (or air/fuel mixture) is being delivered from the pilot circuit. In is lean (less fuel) and out is rich (more fuel).
How do you set a pilot light?
Turn the gas regulator valve to the “pilot” position. If the water heater has a manual “ignite” button, press that to light the pilot. If it doesn’t have the button, or the button fails, press the regulator valve and hold a grill lighter or long match to the pilot light valve until the pilot ignites.
Should I turn off fireplace pilot light in summer?
Your Utility Bill Perhaps the most important reason to turn off gas fireplace pilot light in summer is because of the money and energy you will be saving. If you leave the pilot light on during the summer it is simply sitting there burning gas, which is wasting gas and contributing to an exorbitant energy bill.
Will gas leak if pilot light is off?
If the pilot light goes out on a storage or instantaneous hot water heater, space heater or a ducted heater, you will not have a gas leak. This is because all modern gas appliances with pilot lights have a fail-safe device that closes off the gas to the appliance in the case when the pilot may go out.
Do you turn off gas fireplace pilot?
We recommend that you turn off your gas fireplace pilot light seasonally. Turning off your gas fireplace’s pilot light can save a substantial amount of energy and money. So, if you see the word “pilot” written on the knob, you know that you have a “standing” or “always on” pilot light.