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    Do You always Just try a new thermocouple, when it doesn't stay lite or test Millivolts ! And please it You test is, 20 always the target # ,and where do You place test probes! Tanks Tool
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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    Re: Trouble shooting W.H.

    Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
    Do You always Just try a new thermocouple, when it doesn't stay lite or test Millivolts ! And please it You test is, 20 always the target # ,and where do You place test probes! Tanks Tool
    Here ya go

    http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/sho...rmocouple+test

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      Re: Trouble shooting W.H.

      Originally posted by TheMaster View Post
      Nice work, funny as I was thinking about this today(believe it or not).

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        Re: Trouble shooting W.H.

        I almost always test them. Get two sets of jumper wires with alligator clips on each end. I disconnect the thermocouple then alligator clip the end of the thermocouple-the part that screws in the gas valve- and alligator clip to the copper wire or outside of the thermocouple wire. connect to volt meter, lite pilot and watch the voltmeter. easy as that.


        old water heaters I may just replace the thermocouple but flammable vapor units are worth testing because of the extra work to replace.

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