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Trying to light pilot not sure where to light at hear gas come on n not sure how to or where to light

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  • Roger Jelinek Apr 05, 2011

    Can you explain in more detail of what it all looks like? A picture of the burner compartment would be great. If there is a 1/4 inch aluminum line on the gas valve, follow it. Depending on the unit, that probably goes to the pilot assembly. Please vote on this response. Thank you. Roger

  • Rich Landrum Apr 05, 2011

    For safety's sake, we need to know what make and model your heater/furnace is , to help you.

  • Rich Landrum Apr 05, 2011

    For safety's sake, we need to know what make and model your heater/furnace is , to help you.

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Follow the 1/4 inch aluminum line from the thermostat. It feeds the pilot. Please rate my response to your question. I am new to this site and need to improve on how I relay the information. Good or bad is OK. It all helps. Thank you for writing FixYa! Roger

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