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Old 04-13-2008, 08:24 AM   #1
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Don't want to blow myself up

Say 1974 Overlander new to me and trying to start the furnace. When I tried to light the pilot it took quite awhile for the pilot to stay lit. Then poof a little flam shot out of the whold and put out the pilot. I thought maybe I let to much LPG settle to the bottome of the furnace so I let it sit and tried again the next day. Same thing basically a small explosion. Is there a chance that when I light the pilot that somehow the main burner is leaking LPG? Not to familiar with this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-13-2008, 10:09 AM   #2
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Sounds like the flame is floating above the burner. This may because of a gas pressure problem. If the furnace has not been taken apart and cleaned for a while this could help.

If it is the original furnace you will have a hard time finding parts and most service techs won't work on an old furnace because of liability. Consider putting in a Suburban NT30. Do a seach on the forums and you will find lots of stuff.
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