Security Seal Facebook Twitter GooglePlus Pinterest Newsletter Sign-up
The Wall


Joined on February 17, 2009

Last Post on April 20, 2014

Contact User

Recent Posts

« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 75 »

you should post this in the oil heat section

@ December 15, 2013 9:58 AM in Cad Cell Problem?

but I would say it is either a bad zone vave, or primary control. The cad cell eye will only lock it out, and not short cycle/on & off. I would call a tech. Pics will help also.  Good luck


@ December 14, 2013 4:29 PM in 10 seconds of oil smell when oil furnace starts up

crack in the heat exchanger? I would have it checked. Could be an inspection door, or clean-out access port, delayed ignition, rotted or disconnected smoke pipe, partially or plugged chimney, down draft, and countless other causes. Have it checked by a pro.

carbon build up

@ December 14, 2013 1:53 PM in Beckett Burner irregular trips

I also find that. It can be caused by a a few different issues. One is the gun adjustment, or "Z" dimension. The shorter the tube, the harder the gun is to get in and out. Many guys will loosen the screw, and pull it back so it will go in and out easier. Not good. Another is impinging, and another is from the flame floating away, and not burning on the endcone itself. This can be from low pump pressure, improper air adjustment, wrong endcone , defuser, etc. Beckett AF/AFG is an excellent burner, and like most others, will only operate as good as the last tech to service it

I would suggest

@ December 13, 2013 6:02 PM in Beckett Burner irregular trips

replacing the control to one that will interrupt the ignition, or shut it off after light off, if you go electronic ignitor. These do not like constant duty

I wouldn't

@ December 13, 2013 5:59 PM in Boiler Pressure Spike while under heat

add an isolation valve. Although nice when replacing an extrol, by just closing it with pressure on the system, it is only trapped in the tank, and you won't get an accurate PSI reading. Shut the valve off, and remove the tank. You will see what I mean


@ December 13, 2013 1:31 PM in Boiler Pressure Spike while under heat

It may be unlikely, but does the boiler have a tankless coil in it, or have an indirect? May be a pin hole, or even a bad feed valve


@ December 13, 2013 1:29 PM in Beckett Burner irregular trips

What is your pump pressure, and what is it mounted to for a unit?  Wrong nozzles, weak spark, draft issues,and improper air and "Z" dimension settings will all cause this to happen. What control is on this burner? One with a pre-purge, and interrupted ignition would be a big plus, as well as a post -purge.

Might still be bad

@ December 13, 2013 1:09 PM in Boiler Pressure Spike while under heat

I've had some that the diafram would not compress. Had air, but wouldn't release from the inner sides of the tank. I would first take the pressure off the boiler, to zero, then test the air pressure. Should be 12-15 with zero on the boiler side. Also, any change to piping? Is the tank isolated between a flow check and zone valves?  Pics will help


@ December 3, 2013 9:13 PM in Fan/limit rising with fire off

I wouldn't rotate the fan limit manually. First there are instructions on it that tell you not to, second, it will throw your the control off even more. Replace it if it is in question


@ December 3, 2013 8:59 PM in Beckett 7505 120V GeniSys Control

are you trying to monitor,or reprogram the control? This is a great control by the way

68 series

@ December 3, 2013 8:56 PM in Oil / Gas Nozzle conversion - HELP!

I would start from scratch here.  

If you were

@ December 3, 2013 8:51 PM in Carbon Monoxide Issues - HELP!

here on Cape, it would have failed. I would see to it if it was in my customer base

"C' wire

@ December 1, 2013 11:12 AM in Which is my "C" wire, want to install a new Hoenywell RTH9580

there is only a "R" and "W" on that control. Do you have a separate AC unit utilizing one thermostat?

it can

@ December 1, 2013 11:06 AM in Fan/limit rising with fire off

residual heat can hide. The blower should only cycle once more. What are your other fan/limit settings?

thermal x tank?

@ December 1, 2013 10:55 AM in Pressure relief valve

Have the valve replaced, and check thermal expansion tank, if there is one

Chris is right

@ December 1, 2013 10:51 AM in Slow leak at joint (picture)

Tee with either a street 90, or a very short piece of pipe and a 90

true yes and no

@ November 24, 2013 12:26 PM in Carbon Monoxide Issues - HELP!

there is a vacuum breaker for the air intake, not a draft control on the exhaust. He should at least put a plug in that "T" where it is for now

widow maker

@ November 24, 2013 12:20 PM in Carbon Monoxide Issues - HELP!

this is one poor install. Never a draft control on a direct vent to start with. That is where you CO is coming from, and needs to be set up properly with instruments. Shut it down, and stay alive

definitely wired wrong

@ November 24, 2013 12:17 PM in Powervent shuts off after running for 1 minute

sounds like the power vent is powered from the burner on the cad cell relay, if it does have a post purge. Should always be 2 L-1's to any power vent, and someone needs to do a combustion test, if it is sooting. Call a pro

pump pressure

@ November 9, 2013 4:30 PM in Undersized nozzle installed (.85), boiler lists 1.1 to be used.

The pump pressure is most likely 140 PSI. A .85 gets you close to that max firing rate, and that is all it is-a maximum firing rate for that boiler, doesn't mean that it needs to be firing max, depends on load.


@ November 9, 2013 4:22 PM in Maintenance of Wayne Flame-Retention Oil Burner

there are 3 inlets on a J pump, but when you put a bypass plug in, the top inlet in that pic becomes a return

these Waynes

@ November 6, 2013 6:42 AM in Maintenance of Wayne Flame-Retention Oil Burner

were not flame retention Alex. As Frank mentioned, I would at least have a Beckett installed, new chamber, baffle it down, and save some $$$$. Short of investing in new equipment, that is money well spent here. These were coal converted back in the 40'. Tough as nails, but inefficient by today's standards. I have got them up to mid 80% efficient after upgrades.
« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 75 »