Hot Water Heater Help {or HWHH}

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    My pilot light keeps going out in my water heater. I relight it, and we have hot water for a bit, then it goes out again. I DO NOT want to pay someone to come out and look at it if possible, and wonder if any of you "handy men" have any ideas on how I can fix it.

    Thanks!
     
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    Sounds like a bad or misaligned thermocouple (the little metal bulb that the pilot light heats up).
     
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    Prolly needs a new thermocouple. If you do not know what you are doing get a pro.
    It beats blowing ones self up.
     
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    Don't think about Boots so much when you relight it. All that heavy breathing....
     
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    if it keeps going out, you probably have a bad thermocouple.

    happened to me a couple of months ago.

    YOU REALLY, REALLY DON"T WANT TO TRY TO FIX GAS APPLIANCES BY YOURSELF.

    plus, it's a pretty cheap part.
     
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    Gas regulator could be bad on HWH... I just replaced mine; same damn problem last Wednesday. Have gas co. check the gas meter too.. could be a bad diaphram in there as well.

    If you have a gas stove, fire it up and see if it screws up HWH. If so, probably a bad meter.
     
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    I don't think e-breathing is flammable :cool:

    Thermocouple---I third it.
     
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    YOU REALLY, REALLY DON"T WANT TO TRY TO FIX GAS APPLIANCES BY YOURSELF.

    Couldn't agree more.
     
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    Have somebody who knows what they are doing look at it.

    Or take a chance..

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