Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

Gasoline Alley

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  1. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, about 13 hours ago

    Don’t discount your elders!

  2. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    Walt’s minin’ pure black Gold !

  3. flowerladytoo

    flowerladytoo said, about 11 hours ago

    Uncle Walt is right on top of things. My hubby just had to do this with one of my burners, yesterday. Now, it works like a charm. It was clogged.

  4. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, about 10 hours ago

    Definition of “You’re Screwed” — having to rely on a 115-year-old repairman.

  5. sully2000

    sully2000 said, about 7 hours ago

    I have done that on burners and shower heads.

  6. Neil Wick

    Neil Wick said, about 7 hours ago

    If you want to see yesterday’s strip in colour, it’s there now.

  7. gaebie

    gaebie said, about 5 hours ago

    Unlike electric, a gas stove is never “unfixable”. And Walt will prove it.

  8. Nermal M

    Nermal M said, about 4 hours ago

    That is what I used the paper clip for.

  9. Zod

    Zod said, about 4 hours ago


    Only the old school ones. The newer ones with the electronics add an additional twist..

  10. toms1945

    toms1945 said, about 4 hours ago


    You can light a burner with a match if the power goes out. Don’t need the electronic ignitor.

  11. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago


    As long as it lets the gas flow. On a furnace with electronic ignition, that if the spark is not there it will shut the gas off. It will NOT keep pushing gas through the line. Were the gas to keep flowing well, that will make for an explosive accumulation.
    I have not been around electronic stoves enough to know what they would do in the event of a no spark condition.
    The non electric water heater has a thermocouple that as long as it gets heat from the pilot will supply the small current to actuate the solenoid that opens the valve for the main burner. Also keeps the valve open that supplies gas to the pilot. Lose the pilot flame you also get a closed valve that stops THAT little bit of gas flowing. A pretty great fail safe system !  I have actually disassembled a failed water heater controller to know this. Heater stopped working. Thermocouple was good and a new salvaged controller later it was making hot water again.
    That is why you have to manually hold the button down when lighting a pilot; to hold the valve OPEN while the pilot flame gets the thermocouple up to temperature.

  12. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 2 hours ago

    I love the look on Walt’s face when his mind and hands are
    cooking together on a project. Will Skeezix be surprised.
    He’ll probably end up offering the stove to Walt as it is probably newer than his

  13. PipeTobacco

    PipeTobacco GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    Joel knew Walt would be able to fix it (as would have Joel if given the opportunity).

  14. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    Shoulda started with Uncle Walt, young man!

  15. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 hour ago

    Uncle Walt is so happy to have a project!

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