Tip & How-To about Heating & Cooling
An ODS space heater is a nice way to keep warm on the nastiest winter
nights. It does not require power either so when the lights go out the
ODS space heater keeps on truckin. This vent -free system is used on
most fireplaces and space heaters today. A heater/fireplace using the
vent-free system sits idle in summer months and dust gets a chance to
accumulate in the pilot safety. After lighting the pilot and starting
the heater all will be fine for a few minutes then the pilot goes out
and heat fades away. The thermocouple for these is a superior grade one
that is much costlier to buy than an ordinary t-couple. Lots of folks
buy a new thermocouple only to realize that didn't fix the prob. Well I
have the solution. I took some photos:
Each year just before the cold season you should at least vacuum the grates for flame unity and blow the cobwebs out the pilot to avoid having problems. Hope this helps someone.
A nice video from Micheal Holigan which explains how it works.
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