I have a gas fire with what i think is a dodgy thermocouple. I've got a spare thermocouple (universal size i assume) and was just wondering how much a CORGI registered gas man would charge to come out and fit the new thermocouple?
Well I assume it is the thermocouple after trawling through many forums on the Internet.
When i start my fire, the pilot lights, i keep it on for a few seconds, and when i turn the dial from the pilot light to the on position, the fire doesn't 'kick on' if you get me. If tried holding the pilot light on for about a minute, but still when i goto the next setting where it should ignite, nothing happens.
If you could give me any clues as to what it is that would be super :)
If the pilot keeps going out, get a CORGI registered installer to check it. Oxypilots and vitiation sensing devices cut the gas off to an appliance if carbon monoxide / lack of oxygen is detected. Not to be ignored.
There seems to be abit of dust around the pilot and thermocouple. So the pilot may be blocked.
When the pilot is lit, there should be two flames, one over the burner and the other (smaller one) touching the thermocouple. If you get dust in the pilot assembly then the flame lifts away from the thermocouple.
Between the pilot supply pipe and the pilot burner, there's a brass tail/connector. There'll be a small hole in one side make sure there's no dust blocking this and clean if needed. Then place a bit of tubing or a drinking straw over each pilot holes and blow down it to clean the pilot out.
Then try re-lighting, check the flame is touching the thermocouple.
Remember you need a CORGI registered gas installer to work on gas appliances, do not break or disconnect any gas supplies or fittings or try to change parts yourself.
Also gas appliances should be serviced every 12 months.
Hi I'm going to buy the Oxypilot thermocouple complete because the one in my Royal Cheltenham 32-187-26 has definitely failed. It seems that the actual thermocouple itself is a standard thread size, but the connector at the other end of the pipe isn't. I don't have the number for the replacement part, but the thread that holds the thermocouple onto its bracket is the same thread size as the other end of the pipe. I've enclosed a link on Fotki of pictures of both ends of a similar thermocouple, but different sized "other"end. Hope that makes sense. I'm doing all this to save some money. When I get the right part, I'll have a gas-safe fitter install it for me. Thanks in advance.