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My Furnace Won't Stay On

Christian Member Posts: 1
Hey all, my furnace won't stay on. It is a really old gas conversion burner. The pilot will light and the furnace lights when I turn it to on but after about a minute it goes out, pilot and all. It's like the gas is getting shut off. Any ideas, it's snowing here right now and I need some heat.


  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,232

    The thermocouple may need to be cleaned or replaced. It could also be a flame rod but I doubt it with an old conversion setup.

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,482
    What is the make and

    model number of the conversion burner. Some had thermocouples others had powerpile self generating systems. Both systems procedures for troubleshooting are found above by clicking resources, the library and look for Tim McElwains Closet.
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