Oh my! Ever get that kind of call late at night? "Hey, this is Bubber. I ain't go no heat and I'z thinkin about taking a wire.... cause that little blower that comes on first ain't workin"...". I'm don't plan on getting sued for telling someone how to by-pass a safety.
Bob I totally understand you have a problem but please call someone to come check. Gas (and electricity) are nothing to play with. When you short your system and smoke the transformer it's going to cost more to repair (if you don't get hurt or blow it up).