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Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit

SKU:Y8610U4001

Brand: Honeywell

Honeywell
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$189.95
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$548.85 / box (3 units x $182.95)
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Voltage:
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24 VAC
Ambient Temperature: -40°F to 165°F

Description for Honeywell Y8610U4001

Intermittent Pilot Retrofit Kits save energy by converting atmospheric standing pilot systems to intermittent pilot. Typical applications are gas-fired atmospheric furnaces, boilers and heating appliances. (For 150,000 BTU units)

Specifications

  • Description: Provide electronic control of intermittent pilot ignition systems used on gas fired furnaces, boilers, and other heating appliances.
  • System Type: Intermittent Pilot
  • Ignition Sequence: Continuous retry, after trial for ignition, pilot gas shuts off for 5 minutes, then another trial for pilot ignition takes place
  • Typical Gas Control: VR8204
  • Type of Gas: Natural or LP
  • Flame Sense: Single Rod or Two Rods
  • Ignition Source: Internal high voltage spark generator
  • Prepurge: 0 or 30 seconds
  • Ignition trials to lockout: continuous retry
  • Lockout Timing: 15 or 90 seconds

Features
  • Y8610U kits are for use with natural or LP gas: provides 100 percent pilot gas shutoff if pilot fails to light; after 6-minute delay, trial for ignition is repeated.
  • Ignition trail/delay sequence is repeated until the appliance lights or call for heat is removed.
  • Includes gas valve, ignition module, pilot burner hardware, ignition cable, and wiring harness

Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit

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4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Happy with the product but...

I am very happy with the product and the solution that it provides, i.e. brand new valve and no longer have a standing pilot that would get blown out from time to time. ...Read complete review

I am very happy with the product and the solution that it provides, i.e. brand new valve and no longer have a standing pilot that would get blown out from time to time. The valve install went well and wiring the S8610 to the new valve was a no brainer. However the rest of the install was rough going, mainly b/c I'm not an HVAC boiler expert and I couldn't figure out how to wire everything OTHER than the S8610 back up with all the safety switches and limit switch.

My existing pilot tube was plenty long (but much thinner than the supplied adapter (1/8" vs 1/4") and so after I figured out how to cut my pilot tubing "cleanly" (i.e. no barbs nor closed tube end) I realized I needed a new adapter for my tube to fit the new valve. I couldn't get the main gas line compression fitting off the existing valve so I needed to go to the supply store anyway. No big deal 'cept that 3 stores didn't have the pilot tube adapter I needed.

Once I had the parts I thought I was home free. But since I'm a novice I didn't understand how to get all the wiring correct for the existing safeties (vent, flame roll-out), limit switch and circulator pump. I eventually found a diagram that was perfect for what I needed but it was too late and after I had to call in a pro. Heat was off for hours, it was late and outside temp was dropping down to 0.

One point of confusion was that in the included documentation there was a diagram for "no vent damper" but not 1 for "with vent damper" (which I have). And the existing wiring had a harness for the damper, which obviously included the damper in the series of safeties, but the S8610 had a standalone connection for the damper which wasn't clear how to complete the rest of the wiring w/o the damper inline.

It really would've been great if there was a diagram that showed how the existing components, the aforementioned switches, etc., wired in, EVEN if it was the same as before. Since I had to disconnect a lot of stuff I couldn't exactly remember how it all went back together. Something like a generic boiler install diagram but with the S8610 in there. I mean all boilers have all the same terminals on their transformer (R, G, C, Y, W) and same/similar components (safety switches, pump or fan, valve control, damper, etc.)

One last point of confusion was the TH-W terminal on the S8610. NOT NEEDED. Not at all. T-stat still wires to R and G on the transformer. Not even sure what it's supposed to do. Seemed to me that when I had it wired up it would power the burner if there was a call for heat regardless of the state of the safety or limit switch. Boiler started to overheat. Obviously I was wiring it WRONG but it seemed like an obvious connection, T-stat white wire to TH-W. Not in my config.

I think the solution (for me anyway) would be a little more info on each terminal for each component, for folks like me that might be diving into this appliance for the 1st time, and I'm sure I could figure out how to wire it then. Error on the side of too much info/documentation since I'm sure the experts would just toss out that page.

Anyway, all's well that ends well I guess. I'm really not one to complain. Just wish I knew then what I know now. Would still recommend. And if anyone has any questions, fire away, I'm an expert now. :)

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great idea but not so easy to do

Honeywell should offer a model of this kit that has the aqua stat built as part of the valve. that would simplify installation.
Am still not finished with installation because I can not...Read complete review

Honeywell should offer a model of this kit that has the aqua stat built as part of the valve. that would simplify installation.
Am still not finished with installation because I can not locate the reverse thread to 1/2 pipe fitting. the adapter for propane use (reverse thread) should come with kit.

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5.0

Excellent

By B.B

from Gaylord, Mi

Verified Buyer

Comments about Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit:

Although it was a few hour project, I had excellent results. My pilot kept going out. And that wouldn't be that bad but I am four hours from cottage.Pipes kept freezing between visits.Now it works every time she fires up !

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5.0

Honeywell Retrofit Kits

By Manny R

from NYC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit:

You eliminate the thermal coupling and how your boiler becomes electronic ignition saving you on gas because there's no more polit light running all year long

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5.0

Excellent product - worked straight out of the box

By mr. pc

from san jose CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit:

Initially I couldn't tell whether the spark-control or the valve unit has failed. Symptom was pilot would successfully light every time but the gas flow would gently die back each time after about 1/2 second - process repeated every couple of secs. ad infinitum. Thought maybe the pilot valve solenoid was lazy - however I could not isolate the problem to either of the pilot valve mechanism or the flame sensor in the spark-controller. So I first replaced the valve unit - exact same symptom occurred, so then swapped in the new spark unit - everything working nicely now. Particularly nice that no valve or regulator adjustments were necessary on the valve unit.

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5.0

Excellent Customer and Sales with great item

By Alee

from Flushing, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit:

Great customer services and sales very knowledgable. Pick up my item and installed without any issue. However, I have a friend installed for me. So far so good. Oh yeah, it is has the best price on this website. Thanks.

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4.0

Good Product to Buy

By RC

from Chicago, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit:

This is a great product to buy helps reduce the waste of energy by eliminating the standing pilot.

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5.0

Works great!

By happyshopper

from new york city

Verified Buyer

Comments about Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit:

Super fast delivery was the best thing of this purchase, the price was cheaper than what the technician was going to charge me and more importantly, works as a charm once installed. So happy I found this site!

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4.0

So far so good!

By Wreck-it Ralph

from El Cerrito, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit:

I was able to retrofit an old gas gravity heater with only one hiccup: the lead wire to the sparker was too short for where I put the control unit; I got some teflon insulation from my local electronics store to wrap around my soldered extension wire, and now everything works great!

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5.0

Works well, but do your homework in advance.

By John

from Queens, NY

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit:

I had a standing pilot light on my boiler, which kept going out. I went through a couple of thermcouples and then decided to make the change and convert it to an electric ignition. The gas valve I had prior was the Honeywell VR8200C3005, now this gas valve had 3 female quick quick connect on it, but only two were used (the two bottom ones) TH and TR (Th is for thermostat) and
(TR is for Transformer). The TR wire went from the gas valve to the transformer (in new setup to location letter C on transformer) and the TH went to another wire shared with the two safety switches. In the new setup the old TH wire went to the TH-W on new box. The green (GND) wire on this unit was not long enough at all. I had to use some bell wire (which is red in color and I connected with a female 1/4 quick connect cap) to go from the GND on black box then all the way down and around until I looped it around a screw that attached the the metal place near the flame ignitor (see pic). The rest of the installation was no problem. I had used a wrench to dismantle the gas pipes (you can see examples how that goes on you-tube) and I made sure the clean them threads off with a wire brush, and apply new 'pipe-dope' to the threads once I put them together. Finally once it was all together I sprayed a water-soap mixture over the pipe connections I just put back on to make sure there were no bubbles (which would indicate a leak). Once the unit was turned on, it worked perfectly. Just give the system a few tires to push out the air with natural gas (since thre is air the pipe because you just removed it). I had a purchase a 1/4 female quick connect for the black wire coming from TH-W on the black box to connect to the current black wire which was connected to TH on the old gas valve, and a 1/4 male quick connect for a new wire to connect from the GND on black box all the way down to the screw on the ignitor plate near the sparker. All in all it took me about 90 minutes. Just do you homework and you'll be fine with this installation.

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5.0

Saves gas, not too hard to install

By DC

from Massachusetts

Verified Buyer

Comments about Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit:

I installed this pilot conversion in my garage heater which is not used regularly, replacing a gas-hogging standing pilot and saving a big portion of my gas bill! The included valve was a direct replacement for the valve I already had on my heater. It was a little confusing at first to figure out the wiring, but it turned out to be a lot easier than I thought. Rather than wiring it back to the primary transformer, it draws it's power from the two wires that had gone to my previous valve to fire the main burner. All the rest of the wiring is to control the new valve, or the igntion/heat sense wire.

It can be a little tricky to install the ignitor/spark. It needs to stay in the right place to light the pilot. If you aren't confident in what you are doing here, get a plumber to come do it with you. It won't take a pro very long to set it right, as long as you are replacing something similar.

Great product, and saves me a lot of money from the pilot that was sucking up gas in my garage for no reason most of the winter! Plus, no more worries about the pilot blowing out in a high wind!

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5.0

Perfect Installation

By Jonathan NJ

from Somewhere, NJ

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit:

SupplyHouse shipped this order to us in no time. The installation was extremely simple. I would recommend having knowledge of HVAC before installing..just to be safe. Also, make sure you have all your safeties wired in based on your original installation. This kit works like a charm.

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  • Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit

    Q:

    can't figure out where the orange and black bare wires attach to on my boiler control.
    Asked on 2/10/2016 by bert from stillwater, pa

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    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      We do not have any technician that can assist you in wiring the controller.

      Answered on 2/11/2016 by Supplyhouse Staff from New York
  • Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit

    Q:

    Does this kit require installing a (new?) transformer? Also, someone mentioned needing a new pilot tube. Can't use the existing one?
    Asked on 1/7/2015 by Tom from Shirley, MA

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      40VA transformer will suffice. Might need to extend pilot tube or change
      fitting to fit new valve.

      Answered on 1/7/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Tom, as long as your system already operates on 24vac, you won't need to change the transformer. If you have a milivolt or line voltage system you will need to add a 24v transformer. There is no pilot tube required.

      Answered on 1/8/2015 by Anonymous
  • Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit

    Q:

    could you tell me what parts are included in the Y8610U4001 kit
    Thank You
    Asked on 7/9/2011 by Tom from yeadon,PA

    3 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Please refer to the first page of the following Product Data Sheet for a complete list of included parts: http://s3.pexsupply.com/manuals/1253196590775/17523_PROD_FILE.pdf

      Answered on 7/11/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Gas valve, propane/nat gas conversion kit, control, spark assembly. It does not contain a new flame sensor or a transformer.

      Answered on 2/8/2012 by Jeff from linden, va
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      1) Gas Valve
      2)Ignition module
      3)Pilot module
      4)Wiring harness
      5) 1/2 inch to 3/inch pipe adapter

      Answered on 3/27/2012 by Georgetown_Collins from Georgetown, CO
  • Intermittent Pilot Control Conversion Kit

    Q:

    doe's the Y8610U4001 include a LP gas valve?
    Asked on 11/16/2010 by mikel from pickford , mi.

    1 answer

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      A:

      Yes it does, has a gas valve and an LP conversion kit.

      Answered on 11/18/2010 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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