Sure-fire way to clear a clogged pilot orifice? - Page 3
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  1. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    ...but the brass is like trying to push a noodle through the pilot LOL.

    Do, or do not.

    There is no try.



    Nothing wrong with water, or nitrogen or whatever. It's just that the brass brush is always there, always ready to do it's job, and it fits every pilot you could run into.

    not a bad idea to have a stainless one too.
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  2. #28
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    dat true, there is no try LOL. I carry a pill bottle with a assortment of pilot orifices just in case a orifice needs to be replaced. I also carry a few easy outs to pop that orifice out of the pilot assembly if it's the style that sits on the end of the 1/4 inch pilot tube. And a socket so I don't egg out the base of the pilot if it's a screw in type pilot orifice.
    I have my own little world. But it's OK...they know me here.

  3. #29
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    Replace the pilot orifice spud or the entire pilot assy. Too much liability in reaming out orifices for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zxcb View Post
    x2

  5. #31
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    came across a consolidated industries furnace yesterday missing a pilot orifice. It was in a house that had sat for a few years. No cleaning that orifice.
    I have my own little world. But it's OK...they know me here.

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    I have used this for years......works great.

    http://www.hvactool.com/product_descriptions/ak114.pdf

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    1 hair strand from a wire brush usually gets er done. I first try spit and blowing through it. You know, spit fixes alot of stuff. Like you ever scratched the homeowners wood work, try spit on your finger and rubbing the scratch. LOL
    As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another Proverbs 27:17 NIV84

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzhall View Post
    the t-stat wire works great on a muzzleloader nipple,its just right!
    What do you mean by muzzle loader?

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    50 caliber muzzle loading rifle
    Quote Originally Posted by Hvac216 View Post
    What do you mean by muzzle loader?

  10. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by ascj View Post
    I have used this for years......works great.

    http://www.hvactool.com/product_descriptions/ak114.pdf
    That looks handy. I just ordered one. Thanks for the tip.

  11. #37
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    I came across a lp gas pilot orifice the other day that no amount of coaxing could get clean. I gave it a squirt of starting fluid and it cleaned it out nicely. All squirting was done outside of course.
    I have my own little world. But it's OK...they know me here.

  12. #38
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    Pilot orifice cleaning tool(s) we used to have "stick drills" that came in "MTD" sizes that were great

  13. #39
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    200 psi nitrogen.

    99% of the time I just detach the pilot tube at the gas valve and Blow through the pilot.

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