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Pilot light the pilot light flame is very high, is there any adjustments, this looks like it will use alot of natural gas. Too bad it was not electronic, this would make it even more efficient. Louie

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On the gas valve there is an adjustment for the pilot it usually is a machine head type screw if you remove it there is a limit adjustment for the pilot under that. It will not be the flat cap type screw and it will not be a black plastic inner screw to adjust, it should be a metal brass screw you adjust. Not trying to throw to much info at you just making sure you get the right screw to adjust the pilot. The flat metal cap cover screw with the black plastic screw underneath is the pressure regulation adjustment, so it is critical not to touch it.

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