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Old 03-31-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Source for Igniter, '74 Trillium Furnace?

The furnace in the Trill works fine, but the igniter seems to have packed it in - gotta poke a BBQ lighter in there to get it fired up. Does anyone have a link to a parts source? Not sure of the furnace make and model (it's 300kms away at the cabin), but it's original equipment for a '74 Trill if that helps...
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:39 AM   #2
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:47 AM   #3
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I believe the "igniter" in a furnace is electronic/automatic. I'd hate to crawl down there every time the temp dipped below the thermostat setting.
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I believe the "igniter" in a furnace is electronic/automatic. I'd hate to crawl down there every time the temp dipped below the thermostat setting.
Sorry, I was thinking of a fridge.
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Is it possible the furnace in question has a pilot light rather than automatic / electronic ignition. Just a thought, I'm not familiar with what furnace is used in a Trillium.
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Is it possible the furnace in question has a pilot light rather than automatic / electronic ignition. Just a thought, I'm not familiar with what furnace is used in a Trillium.
Especially in a 1974, it's possible, but if it is I'd go for an upgrade.
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Assuming you have a factory furnace, there is no igniter. Open the pilot light port. Hold the bbq lighter on the thermocouple for a while, then push the gas valve till the pilot lite stays lit. If your system has air, this may take a while.
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Thanks, all - I will check and pix things when I go out to the cabin this coming week. The 'igniter' I'm talking about creates a spark to light the pilot if I'm not mistaken - it's a round knurled shaft that one turns sharply - I can hear and feel it scrape against something, and there is sometimes a very weak spark visible thru the round port - suspect it's just old and worn...the BBQ lighter works, so it's no biggie, but I would like to replace it if possible.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:18 PM   #9
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Thanks, all - I will check and pix things when I go out to the cabin this coming week. The 'igniter' I'm talking about creates a spark to light the pilot if I'm not mistaken - it's a round knurled shaft that one turns sharply - I can hear and feel it scrape against something, and there is sometimes a very weak spark visible thru the round port - suspect it's just old and worn...the BBQ lighter works, so it's no biggie, but I would like to replace it if possible.
You are correct. It works like a flint, same way a lighter works, the coarse wheel grinds against the flint and creates a spark. When I took mine apart there was no flint left, just metal rubbing metal. If you could find a replacement it would be easy to replace.
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I've not seen the striker you're talking about, but it sounds exactly like the accessory lighters that used to be common on Coleman gas lanterns. Try looking at your local hardware or sporting goods store for Coleman parts.
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A tobacco shop might have flints for various types of lighters.
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We have a Trillium. Both the furnace and fridge are started with a regular BBQ lighter. Usually once the furnace pilot light is going we leave it on and turn the heat up if necessary. Often the pilot light is enough by itself to take the chill off. We also use the same gadgets to light the burners on the propane campstove on the picnic table. They are CHEAP - so we keep several of them around!
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Thanks, all - I will check and pix things when I go out to the cabin this coming week. The 'igniter' I'm talking about creates a spark to light the pilot if I'm not mistaken - it's a round knurled shaft that one turns sharply - I can hear and feel it scrape against something, and there is sometimes a very weak spark visible thru the round port - suspect it's just old and worn...the BBQ lighter works, so it's no biggie, but I would like to replace it if possible.
This is totally news to me. I have four Trilliums, and two spare furnaces. Where is the knurled shaft? Please post pictures.
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Wilco, Dave - soon as I get to the cabin and can get a few shots...
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