- 1 Why is my patio heater not lighting?
- 2 Can you light a propane heater with a lighter?
- 3 How do you bypass a thermocouple on a patio heater?
- 4 Why do patio heaters stop working?
- 5 Why is my propane heater not working?
- 6 How do you light a small propane heater?
- 7 How do you know if you have a bad thermocouple?
- 8 Is it safe to bypass thermocouple on patio heater?
- 9 What does a patio heater thermocouple look like?
- 10 How long do outdoor heaters last?
- 11 Why does my patio heater have a yellow flame?
Why is my patio heater not lighting?
Check for debris around the patio heater burner pilot and clean out insects and ensure the area is clean and dry. There may be low fuel pressure, ensure the gas cylinder has sufficient fuel and is turned ON at the regulator. Ensure the regulator is not worn and working OK.
Can you light a propane heater with a lighter?
Never use your propane heater in a small space. To light the propane heater, all you need is a propane tank and matches or a lighter. Switching it off when you’re finished is easy; just make sure you store it away properly to prevent damage.
How do you bypass a thermocouple on a patio heater?
To bypass the thermocouple:
- Move the tilts switch wire aside.
- Remove your thermocouple from the heater using an 8mm wrench.
- Pull the valve housing aside using your 13mm socket wrench.
- Remove the valve using your pliers.
- Put your thermocouple back into position.
Why do patio heaters stop working?
One common issue that patio heater owners face is keeping their patio heater lit. The typical cause for this is that the pilot light flame has become too far away from the thermocouple. Other potential causes are not having enough gas pressure or the pilot light/orifices are more restricted due to corrosion.
Why is my propane heater not working?
Most propane heater problems can be traced to a malfunctioning pilot. If your propane heater has a standing pilot, you should be able to see it through a small window or opening near the control knob. You can clean it out by turning off the gas first then gently poking a needle into the top of the pilot tube.
How do you light a small propane heater?
How to Light a Propane Heater
- Open the valve control knob on the propane tank by turning it counterclockwise.
- Push in and turn the knob on the front or side of your heater to the “Start” or “Light” position.
- Push and hold the knob to unlock the propane valve in the heater and send gas to the unit.
How do you know if you have a bad thermocouple?
If you can’t get the flame to light at all, and you’re sure the gas is on, there’s probably an obstruction in the pilot tube. If the flame lights and goes out when you release the gas control knob after holding it in for the recommended 20 to 30 seconds, that’s the sign of a thermocouple malfunction.
Is it safe to bypass thermocouple on patio heater?
Bypassing the thermocouple would make it no more dangerous than any propane grill. It’s not going to make it explode. The only thing it would prevent is losing a tank of propane into the atmosphere if the flame happened to go out because the valve wouldnt close.
What does a patio heater thermocouple look like?
The thermocouple looks like a piece of metal tubing smaller than a soda straw. To find it, first locate the gas control box. This is the box that the main gas line enters, where you turn the gas on in the furnace. The other end of the thermocouple sits in the flame of the pilot light.
How long do outdoor heaters last?
A standard 20lb. propane cylinder will last for up to 10 hours in an outdoor gas heater. Natural gas patio heaters are less costly to operate than propane patio heaters since there are no upfront fuel costs.
Why does my patio heater have a yellow flame?
Why do I get a yellow flame and black smoke? Possible blockage in the burner venturi tube which houses your pilot feed tube. Clean the venturi tube buy backing out your pilot feed tube for access. Use pipe cleaner to remove all debris.