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Q&A Thermopiles & Thermocouples

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Oct 5, 2001.

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

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    Question:

    Why do many newer gas stoves incorporate both of the subjects?




    Answer:

    The thermocouple, which puts out less electric, is used to "prove" the pilot flame and open the gas valve. The Thermopile is then used to power the circuit which allows for a thermostat and/or switch/remote to be used with the appliance.
    For more info on how gas appliances work, please check the article: http://hearth.com/what/gas/howgasworks.html

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