Re: auto-light for furnace
- Exactly my point, all automatic gas burners should have a fail safe
that WILL NOT ALLOW the main gas valve to come on until pilot has
reached ignition temp. Even these sometimes fail and should be
tested OFTEN. Propane can do a lot of damage when allowed to flow
then a spark can set off quite a blast. This is why I'm in full
control of the main gas valve and it can only come on when I turn it
on. My pilot has a seperate valve and is low pressure around 7"-10"
Actually lighting the burner is what caused me to desire foundry work
in the first place. While in High School many yrs ago we had metal
shop with a neat foundry, although a lot of us only learned how to
make patterns and do green sand molding. Teacher was deathly afraid
of lighting the burner and actually pouring the molten metal. I
always wanted to be able to do castings at home and the process is so
easy, and your correct>>>>>> BE CAREFUL.........
"Howard" <owly@t...> wrote:
My pressure washer uses a huge steam cleaner boiler with a massive
burner ... so big the 100 lb bottle I use will frost up after extended
use..... I assembled the works myself. I utilize a manual fuel
pilot light. Once someone shut off the bottle and didn't get the
valve shut off. Next time I used it I opened the bottle and reached
to light the pilot.....BOOM... The main valve was still on and I
realize it..... knocked me right off my feet and removed lots of
body hair........ No real harm done.
Moral of the story is BE CAREFUL
- Does anyone know what is the best beginners book
for casting small brass and bronze pieces, and also building
a small furnace?