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Need replacement glass for pilot cover of Coleman Presidential II

We have an older mobile home with a Coleman Pres. II gas furnace model number 7763A series 856. The screw on cover for the pilot hole fell and the glass insert broke. This is an obsolete part and the pilot can blow out without a proper cover. We need to find someone who is replacing their furnace to sell us their old piece of glass. HELP!

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  • njrwoody Feb 06, 2009

    Thanks for the tip. We actually found someone with old coleman parts and were able to replace the glass. No more help needed!

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The glass is there as a service tool to veiw pilot and flame or relite just get a peice of sheet metal and cover hole with it ,it will work short term or long term

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