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I have purchased a house with a Vulcan gas space heater. The pilot light was on but since the gas was temporarily turned off I can not turn on the pilot light. I am in Adelaide South Australia.

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You have air in the gas line , the pilot being so small it would take ages to come through , you need to purge the line to get the air out , se if you can undo the pilot line to pruge it

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