Charlie: Mark in Cypress writes, He has a propane heater at his deer lease. He tried to light it on the last trip and the pilot light would come on, but when he turned the knob up to fire it up, pushed the gas button, nothing happened. He says, “Just the pilot light stayed on.” Is this a control box issue, Tom, or you think he needs a whole new unit?
Tom: I think it might be the gas valve, but I’m not sure. There’s no way I can answer this, because if I get something wrong and he blows his face off, he might call us and be mad.
Charlie: He might.
Tom: Call you and be mad.
Tom: He might write you a dirty email.
Charlie: Or maybe he has an expensive mail order bride and she’s –
Tom: Okay, I’m not sure about all we’re going here.
Charlie: Changed the one he’s gonna … okay.
Tom: I would be very careful. I would have it checked by someone who knows those units. It sounds to me like the gas valves –
Charlie: Thinking about it, Mark, maybe you want to make sure that your business affairs are in order. If there isn’t somebody you owe money to or something.
Tom: Just be careful, so you don’t get a flash. Anyway, there’s –
Charlie: I’m seeing a movie here.
Tom: Yeah, those old heaters, you gotta be careful with them, and if there’s a clog in the gas valve, it will keep the gas from going to the burners. It sounds like the pilot light’s okay, so that’s clean. A thermostat issue, maybe, but if it’s … probably more so, I think, the gas valve.
Charlie: I guess if it’s a portable kind of thing, he’d just bring it into, get a plumber come look at it or … where would you get something like that serviced?
Tom: That is a problem. I’ve had that call even … when I did the show in San Antonio, so many people have those, and they don’t know where to take them to get them serviced, but the plumber would be the place to start. I’d call some plumbers who might be experienced with those, especially in that part of where they are. They might be more popular.
Charlie: Way out in Cypress.
Tom: Yeah, way out in Cypress. They might be more popular there, than way downtown by Katy.
Charlie: Thank you.