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    Pilot light therm usage ?

    any idea how many therms of NG a pilot light uses a month

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcman View Post
    any idea how many therms of NG a pilot light uses a month
    We have a ng stove, one that looks like a wood burner. Its pilot has four flames and I think we calculated that it uses something like 6 ccf a month.

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    do you leave the pilot shut off during summer ?? My pilot has just one orfice so one flame

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    Cool

    A typical single flame thermocouple burns about 600-800 BTU/hr/ A millivolt valve using a thermopile uses a pilot that burns about 1,200 BTU/hr. A ventfree ODS pilot uses about 1,600 BTU/hr.
    one therm=100,000 BTU/hr

    hearthman

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcman View Post
    do you leave the pilot shut off during summer ?? My pilot has just one orfice so one flame
    Off for the summer. There's something in the directions about shutting it off for extended periods of non use. Also saves some $$.

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    I thought they didnt want it shut off ??? Something about moisture or something.


    How do I know which I have a thermopile ????

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    Ours is a direct vent model, the directions recommended shutting off. I'll check to see if they gave a specific reason; I can't remember off the top of my head.

    Is yours ventless? -- Maybe the process is different b/c moisture has nowhere to go?

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    mine is B-Vent Regency

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