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02-11-2016, 02:48 PM
Didnt we have somebody on here that did natural gas work? Fortis just came by and replaced my meter. Afterwards, we're relighting the pilot lights and technician says that the thermacouple on my furnace isnt working so there's no shutoff in case pilot blows out. Problem is that the furnace is a Siegler from the 50s and dont know if going to be able to get parts or how easy to repair. Advice please

02-11-2016, 03:03 PM
Can't you get a grant and up date it to something modern and unrelable

02-11-2016, 03:04 PM
P m sent four eyes.

02-11-2016, 03:18 PM
The old unit works great and has been reliable for 10 years. Why replace with somethin new and cheap-made by chopsticks family? [15]

02-11-2016, 05:34 PM
I need a gas guy to run a line to my natural gas BBQ .

02-11-2016, 05:37 PM
4 Skin did you say the words modern and reliable in the same sentence. Lol that an oxymoron if I've ever heard one.

02-11-2016, 06:44 PM
Nah He said unreliable doug New shit is crap, old stuff goes forever No quality anymore

02-11-2016, 07:01 PM
4 Skin did you say the words modern and reliable in the same sentence. Lol that an oxymoron if I've ever heard one.

Speaking of morons lol I may be drunk and can't speell wort sheet but scrony understood

02-11-2016, 07:06 PM
Depends on what brand u get I guess. The new stuff saves big on $$$$ a there quiet as hell. Good rebates too.:dontknow:

02-11-2016, 07:43 PM
i just got off work so my brain was tired.

02-12-2016, 12:06 PM
Gotta spend the money to get good stuff. Problem is we are all to cheap to buy the good shit :p

02-12-2016, 12:34 PM
I bucked up and got a new 98% efficiency furnace. So quiet, very happy with it. I got a pretty sweet deal on it, so my guy figures within 2 years, maybe 3 it will have paid for itself.


02-12-2016, 02:21 PM
Take the thermocouple to Home depot and try to match it up

02-12-2016, 04:11 PM
still doing more testing. the thermocouple was working last night as the pilot light wouldn't remain lit until thermocouple had been heated proper. shut it off to let cool properly and going to test again after work. thinking that the fortis guy didn't wait long enough for it to cool down and that's why the valve didn't close. 3 minutes is supposed to be industry standard, but still researching more info. going to properly clean thermocouple line as lint & molly hair can affect the electrical charge and also cause it not to close proper