pilot light going out


Postby mfos » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:27 pm

i have an old ideal floor standing conventional boiler, at first the pilot went out when burners were on for hw or heating. within 2 days the pilot wont stay on for any length of time. changed thermostat as i had a spare. any ideas. thanks
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Postby Dave From Leeds » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:19 pm

My pilot light used to go out if it was windy outside. Is your pilot flame as big as it used to be? Mine wasn't when it started going out, so I increased the gas flow to it slightly and it's been fine since. This was about 8 years ago! There should be a small screw near the pilot flame. Open this very slightly. The pilot may well then become more stable.
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Postby mfos » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:04 pm

thanks fixed problem today, it was the thermocouple
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