Pilot light keeps blowing out

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  1. metoo

    metoo New Member

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    We have an ongoing problem with our hot water heaters. There are two of them in the crawl space. When we get any kind of a major storm with wind, the gas/pilot light gets blown out and I have to go relight them. We have had a couple of plumbers look at them and have not come up with a solution. It's been suggested that possibly convert to the Rennai Tankless heaters might help?
     
  2. shacko

    shacko Master Plumber-Gas Fitter

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    >>>When we get any kind of a major storm with wind, the gas/pilot light gets blown out<<<

    That looks like you problem, you have to block the pilots from the wind.
     
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  4. metoo

    metoo New Member

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    Any suggestions on how to do this? I would assume some type of enclosure would help. Any recommendations on the type of enclosure?
     
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    MACPLUMB 777 TROJAN WORLDWIDE SALES RP

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    What you need is something like a picket fence you cannot block the air flow that the burners need,
    but just something to block the wind blowing though,
    i would have to be there to see what would work !
     
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