Friday, March 07, 2008
I'm hearing alot about this non-story
You've probably heard about the guy who was using a "BLOWTORCH!!!" to light his heater.
I'm not sure where it was -exactly, or if they were talking about the fuel from the PROPANE torch or the LP heater.
That BLOWTORCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is really no worse than using a match to light the pilot tight.
In some cases it might be easier. I know on some mobile homes, that I've had to dip a long bamboo skewer in PVC glue and light it just to keep a flame past a wall of wind while maneuvering to the pilot light.
OR- he may have had a bad thermocouple and had to heat it up in order to get it working.
Posted by KurtP at 5:33 AM