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  1. #1
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    defective controls

    so the gas company was replacing the lines on my street. as they turned everyone's gas on they checked the furnaces.
    Mine was red-tagged with the remarks : "Base will not hold open, control valve bleeding by"
    so is this gonna be an easy fix by a technician or am i gonna be looking at a new furnace?
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    I’m not sure what they mean by “base.” Gas valve perhaps? That would not be overly expensive.
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    I think that is Baso, not base. A tech can easily replace it. May not even be the Baso itself, but another easy to replace part.
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    Should be an easy fix.
    Use the biggest hammer you like, pounding a square peg into a round hole does not equal a proper fit.

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