Any precautions needed in soldering to a millivolt gas control system?
February 18, 2013 9:46 AM Subscribe
A gas stove in our family room uses a thermocouple, millivolt valve and manual switch to control the gas to the stove. I need to solder a new switch to the leads that go to the old switch (the total wire length is about 4 feet). What precautions do I need to take to ensure that I do not blow out the millivolt gas valve when I do the soldering?
posted by mbarryf to home & garden (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have done lots of electronics soldering in my lifetime, but never to a millivolt system. I plan to use a soldering pencil, and electronics solder (resin core). I am not lengthening the wire or adding a second switch.