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Last Post on March 9, 2014
@ December 13, 2013 6:02 PM in Beckett Burner irregular tripsreplacing 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
@ December 13, 2013 5:59 PM in Boiler Pressure Spike while under heatadd 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 heatIt 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 tripsWhat 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.
@ December 13, 2013 1:09 PM in Boiler Pressure Spike while under heatI'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 offI 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 Controlare you trying to monitor,or reprogram the control? This is a great control by the way
@ December 3, 2013 8:56 PM in Oil / Gas Nozzle conversion - HELP!I would start from scratch here.
@ 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
@ December 1, 2013 11:12 AM in Which is my "C" wire, want to install a new Hoenywell RTH9580there is only a "R" and "W" on that control. Do you have a separate AC unit utilizing one thermostat?
@ December 1, 2013 11:06 AM in Fan/limit rising with fire offresidual heat can hide. The blower should only cycle once more. What are your other fan/limit settings?
@ December 1, 2013 10:55 AM in Pressure relief valveHave the valve replaced, and check thermal expansion tank, if there is one
@ 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
@ 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
@ 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
@ November 24, 2013 12:17 PM in Powervent shuts off after running for 1 minutesounds 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
@ 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 Burnerthere are 3 inlets on a J pump, but when you put a bypass plug in, the top inlet in that pic becomes a return
@ November 6, 2013 6:42 AM in Maintenance of Wayne Flame-Retention Oil Burnerwere not flame retention Alex. As Frank mentioned, I would at least have a Beckett installed, new chamber, baffle it down, and save some $$$$. Short of investing in new equipment, that is money well spent here. These were coal converted back in the 40'. Tough as nails, but inefficient by today's standards. I have got them up to mid 80% efficient after upgrades.
@ November 3, 2013 6:47 PM in firematic valveIf this is the Fireomatic oil valve, Omco, etc, the threaded stem is spring loaded. Turning the wheel counter clockwise opens the valve, clockwise closes it. You should see the threads disappear and feel the resistance of it pulling closed
@ November 3, 2013 6:41 PM in converting a two line system to a single linewas it set up for 2 pipe? Like others said, pump is no good now. Another thought, if you decide to do it yourself, what is the pump pressure set for on your unit? They come set at 100 PSI I would hire a pro
@ November 3, 2013 6:34 PM in Outside tank info Removal & InstallI do live and practice here in Mass. I don't know if you have used the same company as an oil supplier, or shop around for oil. Many underground tanks were never permitted, inspected, or tested, so those fell thru cracks, not greased palm. Any fuel supplier should have stopped filling that tank, if it was not in a vault, or had visible test wells, or proof of less than 20 years old, back in 95-96. This is what you get when you "shop" around. They only want there $$$, and off they go. Fortunate for you and whoever delivers your fuel, hopefully, there are no leaks or contamination. Like I said, no one knew, from the state, fire prevention, etc, that your tank was underground, or even a permit for fuel storage. I feel for you that the previous owner, any home inspector, pulled the wool over your eyes. Don't blame the state for wanting to try and prevent ground water pollution. As far as pricing, I don't think Lowes or Home Depot removes and installs oil tanks, last I knew. It is also an understanding on this site, and I think it states that. No one trying to screw anyone by leaving that out