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I have a rite temp two brick heater.(Model # RTL 100 MZ) When I hook it up to a propane cyl. the pilot light has a huge flame and the bricks will not light when turned on!!

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Sounds like the orfice is clogged or the pilot assembly needs cleaned ..try tapping an the assembly while it is lit ..to see if the flame straightens up. if so clean the assembly with a tooth brush or small wire brush..good luck... let me know if it works/ joe/

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