The Teddington Mk 1 burner chapter is over for us. After replacing the thermocouple (see previous post) the pilot stayed lit for 2 weeks and went out again. I tested the thermocouple and it had aready degraded in that 2 week period (i.e. not generating the same voltage that it generated when new). Even after replacing with a another thermocouple we were not able to keep the pilot lit. It was time to upgrade.
I emailed Barry at agafixspares.com to see if he could furnish me with a new burner. It turns out that the US burners have different specs than the UK burners – the gas pressure ranges are different. This was a bummer because his burners were less expensive than the quote that I received for the upgrade in the US.
I called our AGA technician, Walter Sands, located over 4 hours away in Greensboro, NC. He located an upgrade burner located in the US. This was fortunate because we would not have to wait on overseas shipment and customs from the UK. The bad news was it was just shy of $1500. We had the burner shipped overnight to Walter for Friday deliverly. He drove down Monday EARLY morning, arriving at 8 AM. He had it up and running by 9:30.
The new burner is more quiet than the old. So far we are pleased even though it cost an arm and a leg. I am selling the old one for parts; see the “for sale” page and make me an offer.