If you wish to light a hot water system in an easy way then it of the utmost importance to follow the considerations listed in this article:
– Take into account 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
– There is a possibility that the solution will cost a certain amount of money in relation to the problem at hand.
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 really 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 panel
My 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 from 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
This tip will assure your own safety and it’s important to keep your health intact