My piss poor gas company who sold me my water heater, and came out when I moved in, to turn the gas on, and light the pilot light, NOW, want $75.00 to come light the pilot light.
The guy gavd me 3 choices with them:
pay them $75, or report them to the Better Business Bureau, or stop using their gas.
I could see a service charge for a repair or replacement of a part.
Even then $75 just to come by is on the high side.
To drop by here for less than 5 minutes, (while they are headed back to their facility from a service call) to light my pilot, is not worth any $75 per hour.
At 5 minutes that is over $800 an hour.
He said lighting instructions are written on the side and very easy.
But, I'm half blind.
I think the pilot light went off last weekend when my washing machine drain hose popped out of the hole in the wall.
I hope and assume that when the pilot light went out that the water heater turned itself off to stop the flow of gas.
I was visiting a relative since then, and go to take a shower, and no hot water.
Any ideas on how to do this?
The guy implied he did not care if I blew the place up trying to light it. What a joke.
By the way, before I moved in, a referred plumber came by to check the water heater. He said I needed a new part and wanted $125.00 total. He lied, I needed no part at all, only a lighting of the pilot light, which the gas company did the first time at no charge, to get my business.
I use gas for water and heat.
I have never used gas before and really scared of gas.
I have heat so gas is getting to that point in the attic.
Like I said, maybe a plumber knows how to light a pilot light, but the last one turned out to be a crook.