Re-lighting Gas Furnace

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Old 10-18-19, 06:40 AM
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Re-lighting Gas Furnace

I have an old gas furnace in my basement. This past summer I turned off the shut off valve to the furnace. I did this because we were painting part of our basement. I need to begin using my furnace now that the weather is cooler. Is it OK to turn that shut off gas valve back on and then re-light the pilot?
 
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Old 10-18-19, 07:04 AM
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Does your furnace have a standing pilot light?
Some are direct spark ignition. Some are spark to pilot to main flame. Old units have standing pilots.
 
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Old 10-18-19, 07:29 AM
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To my knowledge yes it is a standing pilot light.
 
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Old 10-18-19, 07:58 AM
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As long as there are no fumes it’s ok to start the furnace back up.
Although since it’s been off and cooled now may be a good time to do early season maintenance like clean the pilot/burners and check the heat exchanger.
 
 

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