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gas lights

K.Black Member Posts: 26
I have a customer that has an old gas lightpost outside their home . The problem is that this light is probabally 50-60 years old and was never taken of well long story short they would like me to hook it up . Do they make rebuild kits for these fixtures or do they need to just buy a new one but where do you get them? any help would be great thanks.


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  • Kal Row
    Kal Row Member Posts: 1,520
    here are a couple of google.com search phrases

    gas light
    automatic gas light
    electronic ignition automatic gas light

    let the customer see some of the sites - they may just want to get a new system - some are really cool

    electronic ignition has an electric gas valve too so that you can power the whole show with a dusk-to-dawn eye

  • ernie_3
    ernie_3 Member Posts: 191
    make up your own mind

    a plumber friend of mine was doing some gas piping some years back. It was a renovation. He followed a gas line to the front of the home to a sealed closet of some sort. He figured it was an old gas light line, but had no gas cock
    going to the line. Fearing the inspector would nose around it he called the homeowner down and pointed it out. She gave him the ok to pull a few boards to determine where it was going and why. Well....he found a gas light...LIT!
    The people had moved in 25-30 yrs previously. Could this possibly have stayed lit for this long? Was there never an interruption of gas? Had there been, the house could have gone boom. Anyone ever hear of this? This happenned in Medford Ma. and SPOOKED my friend. It renewed his respect for this highly volatile medium.
  • Ernie J yes I have run into gas lights

    still hooked up and lit. I had a job that had a 22 room house and the fourth floor was a walk up attic/storage room. We had shut the gas off to do some repairs. When we finished there was movement on the gas meter when we turned it on. The 92 year old lady who lived there gave us a clue as to why when she said "don't foget to light the lights in the attic". They had four gas lights that she kept burning all the time for light up in the attic.
  • David_5
    David_5 Member Posts: 250
    How about lights that use mantles

    I have never seen gas lights that use mantles and electronic ignition. The lights that use mantles put out more light than just the open flame type.

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