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Thermocoupling burns out every 7-10 days

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  • pagosa777 Dec 04, 2008

    Thanks thats about what I had figured. I can't find any way to adjust the pilot. Any suggestions on where the pilot adjustment is could it be out on the end where the flame is?

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Your pilot is to much, turn it down on the gas valve. You just need enough flame to get it hot. Not to burn it up. Most gas valves have a adjustment for this. Post me back if you have any problems

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