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Larry Weingarten

Hi: That certainly looks better! I wouldn’t use pipe dope. Teflon can take a lot of heat. If the teflon fix doesn’t work, it looks like there is enough tube to cut off the burnt end and redo it. If it just needs a ferrule, the job isn’t too hard. 😎

Yours, Larry

ps. I’ll add that it isn’t likely that the pilot leak is the cause of the bigger problem of sooting. Another thought is that low gas pressure might not shoot a stream of gas properly into the main burner, allowing it at some point to start burning before it gets to and goes through the burner.

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