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    Pilot light will not stay lit....

    So the guy tells me that his "future stepson" would always need to go up and light the pilot light whenever they need to turn on the heat. Of course I was already suspicious due to the fact that most furnaces have a hot surface ignitor, but I figured I'd look first.
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    So the circuit board was gone and it was all hard wired together. Hot surface ignitor not even hooked up. The gas valve was hot wired to always stay open and the gas shut off valve was off. When they wanted to use the furnace the "Future stepson" would turn on the hand valve and light the burners manually. Then turn on the thermostat.

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    HOLY CRAP!!!! Did you sell them a new furnace or end up rebuilding that thing, or did you just turn around and run as fast as you could?

    By the way, welcome to the forum!
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    Those johnson controls spark to pilot systems were always a pita. Replaced many of these with other more reliable brand/types. That said, this furnace is probably early '80's if not even earlier. Certainly due to be replaced asap!

    If they are destitute and HX is intact, retrofit a standing pilot valve.....

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    That's not an HSI system. That's a intermittent ignition system via spark.

    That said, that's a pretty poor excuse for heat. That guy should have his crotch kicked for putting his family in danger like that.

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    is this a rental?

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    This happened in the middle of winter and he just wanted to keep it running for the rest of winter and they were planning on replacing it before summer. I disconnected most of the wiring so it couldn't be used and told him to buy space heaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    That's not an HSI system. That's a intermittent ignition system via spark.

    That said, that's a pretty poor excuse for heat. That guy should have his crotch kicked for putting his family in danger like that.


    That is definitely not an HSI, & a Brand/ Md.#/ Ser.# would help.

    As far as the Guy's crotch? MeThinks that a Baseball Bat, repeatedly applied would be more Appropriate, .... But, the term "future stepson" leaves the door open for As long as he lites it, & she don't Blow.".

    That System needs to be Condemned, & the "Future Step-father" needs his crotch beat for several years.
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    wow... just wow...

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