What would make a pilot light go out on a furnace? 3 times this winter I have had to relight the pilot light on our gas furnace, never happened before.
Mike F said:What would make a pilot light go out on a furnace? 3 times this winter I have had to relight the pilot light on our gas furnace, never happened before.
lol did they install old furnaces I cant believe you live in a new house with a furnace that uses a standing pilot...who makes the furnaces?, most name brand companies replaces standing pilot with electric spark ignition or electric spark pilot ignition in the late 80's.....Rod said:My pilot light went out 7 times in the last 4 months because of high winds. I live in a new development and many other houses had the same problem. After several people complained to the builder (houses are still under the one year warranty) they have attempted to resolve the problem by lengthening the rooftop exhaust (B-vent I think they call it). They said that high winds swirling around the roof near the exhaust was causing the problem. The pipes were extended around 3-feet, many extending above the roof line. Anyway, that's what they did around here. Hopefully, it will work.