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VULCAN oil heater pouring out air - unable turn off, C.1975 model # can't find. Knob top RHS of unit has turning knob with three settings and two red dots, once clicked, not now. Turning this with its

Reduced air by turning swivel, but didn't stop airflow altogether. Tried turning on/off at top RHS knob, still zero. Concerned as unused oil in tank outside affixed to brick exterior of house (?) Cannot locate gas point, is that's how it's lit (?) Problem is just it's got air pouring out which is unstoppable. Fire hazard potential? Unit will never be used now. Installed new, manual probably thrown out. Help please!

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Check your setting for fan and heat, make sure the fan is only on when heating.

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SOURCE: Pilot light lit but no heat

the pilot's millivolt generator may be at fault.  if you have a meter that is capable of measuring a very small DC voltage, connect it up to the very end of the thermocouple and the copper cappillary. the thermocouple has a welded bead at the very end inside that generates a small DC voltage. Same principle of a J-K thermocouple. Iron constintan  - two dissimiller metals where joined together produce a voltage when heated.  the thermocouple actuates a millivolt electromagnet inside the valve to keep the valve pellet open.  no voltage there it won't actuate the electromagnet.

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Hi ColdinSF,

You need to remove the covers from the unit and blow out the gas lines with compressed air. If you can remove the gas lines blow out the lines and what they connect to like the pilot light and main feed line to the burner. Usually they gunk up with use and just need to be blown out with compressed air to clear the lines again. Maybe you have some dirt or foreign object from your gas tank which has clogged the line. Also check the igniter electric lines as well and make sure everything is connected properly. Especially make sure you tighten the gas lines you remove. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Gas wall heater won't light

You need to bled the line longer and when you get lited hold down for a good minute.When the gas gave out ,there could trash in the line.I would take the line off and blow gas through it undtil you can smell it.

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SOURCE: Torpedo heater wont stay lit.

Do you have the serial number or the manufacture date? There are some design changes and I would need to know the year of manufacture to assist accurately. Usually it is a relay or the thermocouple connection that will affect the unit staying lit.

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SOURCE: fire sense patio heater won't light...

you prob need a new theromocuple on your pilot or just cleen it with sandpaper this may help

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