Originally Posted by bevman
... Do I just light the flame at the end of the pilot tube and it stays on until I shut off the gas? ... I'd give you the model/make but there is nothing.
Since you have nothing, I will toss out how my oven works.
While I have a "pilot" setting on one knob, it does not surprise me that your pilot is controlled by the gas shutoff valve. Your oven evolved from a household oven, and I do not believe ovens of that era had a "pilot" setting.
On my oven, the thermocouple has nothing to do with the pilot. Once my oven's knob is turned to "pilot", gas flows to the pilot until the knob is turned off. The pilot, in my oven, is there to light a secondary
pilot whose gas supply is more robust, an turned ON when the gas control module wants the main burner on. Once the secondary pilot is lit, it warms the thermocouple. Once the thermocouple is hot enough, it signals the gas control module to supply gas to the main burner. The main burner then lights off of the secondary pilot.
Hope this helps,