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Water heater pilot going out often

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Lorraine says: 
Here is my huge problem. Last Nov my water heater let go. We replaced it and about 2 weeks later the pilot started going out every few days. We replaced it again thinking it was a bad unit. The new one did the same thing. We called gas co and they checked pressure and all was fine with gas. We replaced it again. Same issue 2 days later.
We thought it must be the batch of heaters, so GE sent out plumber to replace all parts of heater. Worked for a few weeks then started going out again, checked to see if chimney was clean and it is.
My carbon monoxide detector goes off when heater pilot goes out so I assume it must be a venting issue. It came with a 3inch hood and is connected to a 3 inch pipe to chimney. Is it possible that I need a 4 inch vent pipe and hood? This is making my life crazy and no one seems to know what it is. Help!!!! Please…
asked in Gas Water Heater by darekrudy (21,730 points)
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Mark Costa says: 

check back with the gas co to see if you need a larger lb meter and also i would replace the water heater vent with a larger  diameter pipe
answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)