Empire Gas Fireplace
Posted 11 September 2006 - 07:30 AM
I've been anually cleaning the pilot gas jet on a part called "Pilot ODS Assembly" ever since I paid the gas company about $300 to troubleshoot and ultimately replace this part that only needed cleaning. But I realize that eventually the metal will fatigue from heat and need to be replaced. Can you help me find parts for this Appliance? I don't see any Empire products in the RepairClinic.com lineup. Thanks.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 07:24 AM
Posted 15 September 2006 - 12:39 PM
What to look for? If all that is left is a 1/8" wire connected to the plug then the anode has completely degraded. The rod is typically 3/4" diameter or so and 3-4 ft long. Usually when I have pulled one it looks pretty ugly. Pitted and a bit slimey. If you can break it loose you shouldn't have any problem inspecting it and reinstalling it if/until you need a new one.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 02:18 PM
PS I got prompt results from those Empire (Gas F/P) web addresses you sent. The 'Pilot' lists for ~$23---my gas co. charged me like 80 bucks!
Posted 16 September 2006 - 05:22 AM
You should be able to get one at a plumbing supplier or maybe even at Lowe's / Home Depot. There is only two types I know of. The one that installs in the top like yours and one that is connected to the hot water outlet fitting. If you can't find one let me know and I'll do some checking.
Posted 21 September 2006 - 11:47 AM
Posted 22 September 2006 - 12:34 PM
Also I think the oil water heaters are built using thicker material due to the heat chamber requirements of oil burners.
Posted 24 September 2006 - 10:57 AM
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