Posted by Steve on January 07, 2003 at 13:38:22:
Chances are it’s a simple fix. There’s a small gauge copper tube that runs from the gas control box to the pilot light, it’s called a thermo-couple. You don’t have to turn the gas off or anything to replace it because it actually controls the gas to the pilot and burner. Just undo the nut at the base (where it goes into the control box)and pull the end out. The other end may have a small brass clip or a tiny screw to remove but get it loose and take this tube to a local heating or appliance shop and buy one. They are only 7 or 8 bucks. Make sure you get the same length. It’s only a 15 minute job and you’re done putting the new one back in.
Even if you don’t do the work yourself, and have to hire it done, suggest you think you know what the problem is and you know it’s very simple. That may help you from getting overcharged
Heating Repair in Atlanta MH - Posted by Mark (Atl)
Posted by Mark (Atl) on January 07, 2003 at 11:53:40:
Anyone in the Atlanta metro know of someone who can look at the heater in my MH that won’t cost me an arm and a leg? Gas guy came out today and said he couldn’t get the pilot light to stay lit. Could be a simple repair but I have visions of the repair guy telling me I need a whole new heating system.
This is my first Lonnie deal and the unexpected keeps coming up. I’m starting to get anxious that this may not turn out to be such a good first deal. Kind words and motivation appreciated.
Here’s some encouragement - Posted by Dr. B (OH)
Posted by Dr. B (OH) on January 07, 2003 at 19:41:00:
I’m a newbie. My first deal cost me $500 in October plus $3600 in expenses even doing all the work myself. I have yet to sell it.
My second deal cost me $3000. I sold it for $8900, $1000 down and $249/mo. before I paid the owner her money. The best part is I only spent 10 minutes fixing it up by painting Kilz over an old water stain on a ceiling.
Keep going, it only gets better.