Why can’t I light my own pilot light?

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I realized that my pilot light had gone out last night. I turned the heater up to 74 and nothing happened. I was really upset. I was cold. I hate being cold. I’m cold all day at work, the last thing I want is to be cold at home.

I called PG&E, and the first appointment they had was on November 4. You know how bad that is? My mom comes home on the 1st for a week. She hates being cold more than I do. So, I did the only thing I could think of… I went over and asked my neighbour if he would light my pilot. And he did. Just like that.

The last time I tried to light my own pilot light, I burned my hair. Not a lot, but I never want to have that happen again. My sisters ex-husband got burned too… Worse than I did. My neighbour just did it. He just lit it. No big deal. No fire ball, no insane flames, just an easy light.

Why can’t I do that?

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  1. I don’t know, but thank doG for good neighbors.

  2. That shit is scary.  Most homes in Philadelphia are gas heated, and I have always been petrified.  Open flame+gas=great big huge disaster, as far as I’m concerned.

  3. Scary. Make someone else do eet. Good plan! Good plan!

  4. I get cold really easy too. And I hate it too.
    I can light the pilot light, but I’d rather not if I can avoid it. I’m actually really glad we are living in a flat with central heating.