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    Default Anyone have a hot water system with a pilot light?

    I have just moved in my house.

    My hot water system has a pilot light on it and I have never has one before.

    I just took me about 6 hours to figure out how to get it light and now that it is it is scaring me, it is very noisy and I could hear something falling on the flame

    is this normal? all I want to do is soak in a hot bath

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    Very normal, the system in our investment property has a pilot light. Its always noisy when hot water is running & ash is forever falling in the system.

    You'll be fine to have a bath.

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    The sound of something falling is when the pilot physically lights the burners to heat your water. You can wait and watch it if you like (but I'd prefer to be in the bath )

    As long as your hot water system is well maintained and there is no rubbish/paper near the machine it's all safe.
    and enjoy your soak

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    Ah, this brings back memories. I used to rent a place where the pilot light was under the house, and it would frequently blow out while I was showering so the water would go cold and I'd have to grab a towel and run downstairs to light it again! Hopefully the design has changed a bit since then.

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    Thanks everyone I was scared so turned it off then re-lit it, then though I should get advice.

    Stupid question but I leave it lit all the time, don't I?

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    Yep, permanently lit.

    You will find a dramatic difference in gas consumption between settings too.

    I suggest try at a smidgeon below 3 and see how you go from there if you need it hotter or if you can get away with having it a little lower

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    Thank you again everyone, It had me scared for a while.


 

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