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None taken Meplumber

@ January 1, 2011 8:00 PM in Riello/Buderus G115

Happy New Year

no offense taken

@ January 1, 2011 7:57 PM in burning through oil and not producing enough heat!

There are some questionable characters out there for sure. A lot of people frequent this site, and should get as much non bias info as possible. I also believe that each man to his trade, and commend those who know what I don't.  Happy and prosperous New Year to all.

That's all

@ January 1, 2011 3:09 PM in Beckett Fuel pump

Jeremy was just giving a heads up that a pump can come set for 2 stage. Worth checkin first. Thanks Jeremy. I have used Sids for decades, haven't got one like that yet, but never know. I have recently gone back to remans due to the high failure rate of the new pumps. 


@ January 1, 2011 11:33 AM in burning through oil and not producing enough heat!

At least you threw in there are some exceptions in your post, so I'm not too offended. Not all oil companies with their own servicemen pay poorly and don't care if you save oil or not. I don't know where most are from , but we must be licensed by the state here. That is not a guaranty that all know what they are doing, but it is a start. I run a service dept for a full service oil company. We have been around nearly 50 years. I have seen the results of non oil techs servicing, and can be done just a poorly. I don't personally take offense to that statement, just would rather that not be considered an across the board practice that would discourage customers from finding or staying with a full service oil company.


@ January 1, 2011 10:13 AM in System 2000 wiring issue

I wouldn't be jumping things out to see if it works. That's how things burn out. Also there should a 1/2" by-pass for the boiler, if you get domestic hot water from it, the by-pass will be flowing thru the heat exchanger. Sounds like you need someone who knows these boilers to get it done right

Happy New Year

@ December 31, 2010 5:29 PM in Happy New Year

To all. Healthy and prosperous

some not all

@ December 31, 2010 5:27 PM in Riello/Buderus G115

have had problems like this. I read your posts meplumber and know that you are no slouch either my friend, and thanks. Like anything else, no 2 are alike. 


@ December 31, 2010 5:24 PM in Combination Fill Valve and Backflow Preventers Help

Try to replace it with a Conbraco. Much more reliable

Never seal it

@ December 31, 2010 5:22 PM in vacuum relief

It is just that. A vacuum relief valve for the air intake. Should the outside vent hood plug or something, which I have seen happen, The vacuum relief will open and allow necessary combustion air to enter the burner, otherwise it will soot up nicely

firing rate

@ December 30, 2010 9:33 PM in Newbie question..all help appreciated

higher pump pressure is a good thing as long as he lowered the nozzle so it won't exceed the max firing rate. 140 psi is becoming a minimum pressure. We need more info, 


@ December 30, 2010 9:07 PM in Newbie question..all help appreciated

This has got to be a test

The thing is

@ December 30, 2010 9:04 PM in Riello/Buderus G115

there is no chamber to "insulate". Why would that raise the stack temp? Those boilers don't have to be stone cold to start and run poorly. High pump pressure, and in most cases a blanket solves it. Weil Ultra tried the same thing. Order the upgrade tube kit, and see what else comes in the box

is there

@ December 29, 2010 9:28 PM in transformer gasket not enough to prevent indoor odors in direct vent

any oil leaks at the burner? Not sure why when it's pushing that you would have an oil smell coming from the transformer area. If it is leaky, it should be fresh air and not an exhaust or oil smell

He's your man Jcamp

@ December 29, 2010 9:25 PM in Beckett burner banging real bad

If you can get Alan over to check things out, you'll be golden

Is this

@ December 29, 2010 8:10 PM in transformer gasket not enough to prevent indoor odors in direct vent

a combo intake/exhaust system? If so, it may be cross contamination? I would also recommend an Honeywell/Beckett control with an adjustable post purge. I'd like to see at least a 3 min, preferably 4-5 min post purge for direct or power vent systems. That after burn doesn't disappear that quickly, and a hot blast tube assembly will give off those odors if not cooled down enough


@ December 29, 2010 8:02 PM in Riello/Buderus G115

on the blanket. Although "Blue" may not agree, it will only aid in start up and cold combustion


@ December 29, 2010 7:58 PM in Beckett burner banging real bad

like the ice man said, don't give up yet. Have you contacted a Burnham rep? Get them involved, so if there is any defective parts that may be causing your problem, they will stand behind it.

pump pressure

@ December 28, 2010 8:45 PM in Riello/Buderus G115

jack it up on those. I am finding anywhere from 175-180 lbs makes them run like a Riello should. Obviously you will have to lower your nozzle size. Try .65 60B with the higher pump pressure. From there use the recommended settings to start with and test the combustion. Good luck, they are a challenge at times

Merry Christmas

@ December 25, 2010 9:25 PM in Ok got a call yesterday for a system 2000

Charlie and Ice


@ December 24, 2010 11:29 PM in Ok got a call yesterday for a system 2000

sorry bud, had company at the door earlier, so had to end the other posting. First, the last guy there never heard about tags? Writing on the cover?  Oh well, the co2 should be closer to 12, as said earlier stack temp too low, pull back off and look at the 12 "O clock
position, and you may see it, nozzle is correct. I have faith in you

sounds like

@ December 24, 2010 11:20 PM in Brick in the firebox burning and disintegrating

you need an 80 degree nozzle. Shorter, wider flame. The thing is, if it is a dry base boiler, the fire brick is more critical than if it is a wet base. Sounds  like he may not know that? Get us the make/model boiler you have, so we can advise. Merry Christmas


@ December 24, 2010 6:45 PM in Ok got a call yesterday for a system 2000

That stack temp is rather low. If the baffle is still in, remove it to start with.  Next, is that hi limit is only a safety, and should be set at 205 above the burner
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