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Old 08-25-2014, 04:21 PM   #1
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Pilot light

Just lite the oven pilot light for the first time. This sounds silly but do I leave it on the entire time we are camping? Seldom used our old oven and only lite the pilot when needed.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:56 PM   #2
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I'd turn it off except when using the oven. No reason to waste propane.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:20 PM   #3
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Ditto. Unless you plan to use it frequently, go ahead and turn it off.


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Yup. Off.


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Old 08-26-2014, 11:35 PM   #5
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Agree. If you "Seldom" use it, why have it on? No need. When you "Seldom" use it, light it.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:01 AM   #6
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I would agree, but I will also interject that there is hopefully a special circle of hell for the guy who designed the gas train on these ovens. You need 3 hands to light them, and a chiropractor to straighten out your back and neck after you are done.

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Old 09-03-2014, 09:35 PM   #7
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If I am not mistaken, turning off the oven also turns off the pilot light.


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Old 09-03-2014, 09:50 PM   #8
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If I am not mistaken, turning off the oven also turns off the pilot light.
Depends on how far "Off" you turn it.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:01 PM   #9
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Ours goes all the way off. I don't trust the toddlers around anything with a pilot light.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:13 PM   #10
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In my case the pilot shuts off when the oven is turned off and has to be lit each time. A pain in the neck (literally) but a nice safety feature.
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