a woman needs help with lighting her furnace it is very cold were she is shes afraid the pipes will freeze!!
Help! I'm in a panic tonight. No hookups, and the temp is predicted
to fall to 28 over night, and my main furnace does not work. I
could weather this, but I"m worried about the pipes. No electric
backup tonight. The Catalytic heater always used to work, but I
haven't needed it in years, and I don't think I'm lighting it
properly. It's a 1976 old style--I get a poof! of propane but the
heater doeesn't seem to stay lit. It has two buttons--one is a
slider, the second is a dial.
This is what I"m doing"
1. put dial to "start" position (solid line area on dial)
2. light match, hold it to heater
3. slide switch, it all goes "poof" so I know propane is getting
through to the heater
4. I release slide switch
5. then move dial to 1/2 setting
It seems to go cold at this point. But if I light the match again,
I get the poof. What am I doing wrong?
Help somebody before I blow up!
please help her guys!!!! john