Thanks for asking me to take pictures. Once I got in there, I saw there
is a thermocouple (White Rodgers Automatic Pilot type: 30A48-5) on the
side of the White Rodgers Gas Valve type: 25D46-206. The small
copper line runs from the pilot light to the gas valve.
It never occurred to the two geniuses from PSE&G that the
thermocouple failed... Duh! The pilot light is out and
there's gas RUSHING through the valve coming in from the street.
Decided to share the pics anyway. Please don't be offended with my
labeling the pics.
Regards, and I appreciate your quick response...
Wait Sir, Replacing the thermocouple will not solve your problem. The
thermocouple holds an electromagnet valve in the gas valve open. When
the thermocouple fails the electromagnet valve closes preventing the gas
valve from releasing any gas. This means that your gas valve (the one
with the button on top is defective and needs to be replaced. If only
the thermocouple failed you simply would not have any
heat, you would not have any gas going to the burners, Don't use this
boiler til you get it fixed, it is very dangerous.
A simple 24 volt standing pilot gas valve will replace the gas valve
and the regulator above it with one small unit. see example.
This may not be a perfect fit for your boiler but I wanted you to see
the type of valve I am talking about.