lighting a coleman propane hot air furnace

lighting a coleman propane hot air furnace

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:03 pm

For my birthday my dad bought me a tank of propane :shock: So now iv got some propane, which is nice cause im out of coal :( but, the coal yard is open on till 1pm monday and if i can get my POS truck to start and run i'll have coal. I burned up all my matches on the stupid wire gizmo in a fruitless effort to light the dam pilot flame every time i got the lighted matchs in the burn chamber the draft would blow it out. I have about a cord of wood i can burn so i dont have to have the furnace but i dont like getting up in the night to feed the fire.

Does anyone have any tricks to light the pilot?
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: lighting a coleman propane hot air furnace

PostBy: rockwood On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:20 pm

I usually just use matches but one of these lighters might work.

http://www.123rf.com/photo_3503395_a-ha ... ghter.html
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: lighting a coleman propane hot air furnace

PostBy: littlefish On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:34 pm

standing pilot with a thermocouple? may need a gas tech to clean out the plugged pilot orifice or replace the t-couple. a plugged pilot makes a weak flame, or may not jet enough gas to light, especially with a strong draft. check the draft diverter. may also have a cracked heat exchanger - this can cause weird draft problems and creates a carbon monoxide hazard!
littlefish
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: oil/baseboard


Re: lighting a coleman propane hot air furnace

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:41 pm

Easy to replace a universal thermocouple, cheap too. I have used a propane torch many times, if you can reach in far enough.
Dann757
 

Re: lighting a coleman propane hot air furnace

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:48 pm

The furnace have been unused for a couple of years the furnace had been shut down the whole time. I really doubt theres anything wrong with it i just cant get a flame in there to light the pilot every time i put a flame in the "door" it gets sucked out.
thanksfor the thoughts i'll try to get one of those blowtourch lighters
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: lighting a coleman propane hot air furnace

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:07 pm

I got a $75 tank rental fee from my propain supplier last week because I didn't use any of the gas :mad: I got a blowtorch lighter and got the pilot light lit and held the pilot button down for 1 minute then let off the button and it went out, I repeated this scenario multiple times with the same result till it pissed me off. So I thought bad thermocouple, I replaced the thermocouple and the F-ing flame still wont stay lit.

Any suggestions?
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous


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