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  1. btw, do you ever have a problem replying here -...

    btw, do you ever have a problem replying here - get a message like 'the token has expired'?

    This just happened to me, and even reloading the page did not help. I'vw begun copying my replies,...
  2. thatguy, Thanks, I am starting to understand. So...

    thatguy, Thanks, I am starting to understand. So if I did all this and found .382v DC, would that mean my t'pile is good, or bad, or weak? Sounds like it might be weak - if it is supposed to generate...
  3. ok, so an open circuit has no load device on it?...

    ok, so an open circuit has no load device on it?

    I thought a short circuit was where a device, say, a toaster, was not getting any current? That sounds like the opposite of "maximum current...
  4. thatguy, i've started reading that site,...

    thatguy, i've started reading that site, electronics-for-beginners.com, but McAfee Site Advisor (my antivirus) is saying there are potential security risks with that site. have you used it safely?
  5. thatguy, I'm not sure what the meaning of...

    thatguy,

    I'm not sure what the meaning of 'open circuit' is? I measured with the pilot flame on, and the leads unhooked from the gas valve. Is that what you meant?

    how would I physically hook...
  6. I would like to get a vacuum in there and start...

    I would like to get a vacuum in there and start cleaning the burners and heat exchange area. you can see in the picture there is a lot of dust that needs cleaned.

    what is the best way for me to...
  7. ans some more pics and a video of the pilot...

    ans some more pics and a video of the pilot flame:

    http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/9652/img0290q.jpg
    http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/9652/img0290q.jpg
    ...
  8. Sorry it took me so long to get back here. I've...

    Sorry it took me so long to get back here. I've had some other problems that needed attention.

    So I took apart the pilot burner and orifice, and cleaned it out.

    I took a couple of still...
  9. Why is called 'retro'.

    Why is called 'retro'.
  10. I didn't think you could screw onto a copper pipe?

    I didn't think you could screw onto a copper pipe?
  11. It's all copper. So that 90 angle is soldered on...

    It's all copper. So that 90 angle is soldered on to the copper stub from the wall. I'll look for an inline valve that would thread onto where that short vertical copper pipe is threaded onto the...
  12. Jerome, It's cooper - someone at some point...

    Jerome,

    It's cooper - someone at some point painted the copper lines silver. The lines in the basement are all copper. I even put a magnet on that elbow and the pipe from the wall, and the magnet...
  13. Thanks guys. Is that short piece of copper...

    Thanks guys.

    Is that short piece of copper tubing under the valve and above that 90 degree elbow typical. The elbow is on another copper tube coming out of the wall, and I don't want to disturb...
  14. I just that realized that this is your forum....

    I just that realized that this is your forum. Great job! This is really cool! Thanks.
  15. Hi Terry, Guess what. I had to go use the toilet,...

    Hi Terry, Guess what. I had to go use the toilet, and without thinking hit the flusher. And now the tank is filling up. I had left the valve open when I posted earlier. Kind of wierd, huh?
  16. Toilet shut off valve no longer letting water in after I shut it to do some work

    I have a need for some advice.

    I closed the supply line shutoff valve to the toilet this morning. Just wanted to clean the bowl. (I should have just left it alone)

    But when I opened the supply...
  17. Fig 2 looks like the 3 screw terminal on the...

    Fig 2 looks like the 3 screw terminal on the valve. Fig 3 cold have been the 'power unit' lead, but this picture shows 2 wires, and the one I'm looking at only has one.
  18. thatguy here is another diagram they have for...

    thatguy

    here is another diagram they have for that gas valve.

    http://www.emersonclimate.com/en-US/products/valves/Documents/Cat_06_pg0250_253.pdf

    Frankly, I'm overwhelmed by this diagram....
  19. Figure 4 is 24 volt. Fig 3 is millivolt, which I...

    Figure 4 is 24 volt. Fig 3 is millivolt, which I have. I went and looked at this valve at the store, and the 'power unit' is a large nut screwed into the valve body with a black wire coming out the...
  20. thatguy, Here is a white-rodgers replacement...

    thatguy,

    Here is a white-rodgers replacement millivolt gas valve installation instructions:
    http://www.emersonclimate.com/en-US/products/valves/Documents/0037-6264.pdf

    Page 3, FIGURE-3, has...
  21. Jimbo, Thanks for that tip. I tried that once...

    Jimbo, Thanks for that tip. I tried that once already, but I won't again.
  22. Let's try that link again: ...

    Let's try that link again:

    http://americanhvacparts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=GSV820A1047A&Category_Code=GV

    I do not have a schematic for that replacement gas...
  23. thatguy, I hear you. But it has been reliable for...

    thatguy, I hear you. But it has been reliable for a long time.

    Here is a pic of the schematic. This is the lower part, which is the Millivolt gas valve:...
  24. I searched for that gas valve, and found this one...

    I searched for that gas valve, and found this one as the replacement:

    http://americanhvacparts.com/Merchan...tegory_Code=GV

    How would I convert the 6 wires I have now, to that (looks like 3...
  25. I had the 400mV reading while the main burner was...

    I had the 400mV reading while the main burner was off. Would that count as being 'under load'

    So if I put a test wire across the LIMIT switch contacts, does that remove the LIMIT switch from the...
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