Help with hot water hearter

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Topic by Rustic posted 04-03-2009 03:34 AM 2689 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2009 03:34 AM

Does anyone know how I can prevent my hot water heater pilot from going out when the wind blows too hard? I live in a 16X80 mobile home. Any help would be appreciated.

-- Rick

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06-10-2009 01:39 AM

Rick, a gas hot water tank comes with 2 small lift off metal doors, hatches, tin plates, whatever you want to call them. To cover the opening where the burner & the pilot are located. The galvinazied one goes in first, going over the 2 gas supply lines. Then a larger one that’s the color of the tank goes on the outside, & covers the first plate & the exposed supply tubes. The plate is attached to the tank by the 2 metal tabs going into the 2 slotted openings in the outside jacket of the tank. Once this is done, check to see if the access door to the mechanical room where the hot water tank is located fits tighter than it now does. If a draft goes underneath the outside door this would helf to snuff out the flame of the tank.
Well we are on the subject, your tank does have a thermocouple doesn’t it. Standing pilots are just to damn dangerous nowdays, but I have run into them myself. I was a industrial Pipefiter for 28 1/2 years & I worked as one in the construction field for another 10 years.
I hope this solves your problem.

-- kwhit190211

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06-10-2009 10:20 PM

Thanks for your response. I finally had our gas company come out and fixed the problem for now. I am going to need an extension to add to the pipe at the roof. to prevent it in the futurer

-- Rick

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06-28-2018 07:59 AM

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