Joined on October 27, 2004
Last Post on January 15, 2013
@ January 15, 2013 9:09 AM in fuel oil pumpsAre identical except for the cone valve setting. A 3450 A pump will have a cutoff of around 2600 rpm and the 1725 A pump cutoff will be aroound 1800 (been too long to remember.) The pump pressure is controled by a spring loaded regulator so the pressure will not change and the gearsets of course are identical.
So if you were to put a 1725 A pump on a 3450 burner it would have exactly the same combustion results however flame startup and especially cutoff would suffer, causing excessive soot accumulation. if you use it with a solenoid valve you will be ok. A 3450 pump would never get up to RPM neccesarry to open the cone valve and therefore it would not operate.
@ September 26, 2011 3:35 PM in outdoor resetThe Beckett AquaSmart and ODR should have simlar results on typical Baseboard or convector systems, on larger systems with big piping and radiators ODR may have an advantage. ODR should be an option on the AquaSmart within a couple of months.
@ January 10, 2011 5:00 PM in Beckett burner banging real badI thought Alan was taking care of you.
@ December 20, 2010 4:56 PM in Beckett burner banging real badPossibly because you installed the boiler sideways! (just kidding)
I have found that sometimes now that the burner has pre-purge it will bang due to a cold oversized chimney, probably should be re-lined if it isn't. You can figure out if that is all it is by just removing the draft regulator and letting it start and stop with the opening wide, if that solves it you can make it better by dropping the draft regulator down on an "elephant trunk" made out of two ells, one pointing down from the tee and the next turning back to horizontal and mounting the draft regulator at the bottom of this setup, will look a bit odd but creates room for expansion before the draft regulator, sort of like a water hammer arrester.
@ May 10, 2010 4:15 PM in Im Stuck!did you put a vacuum gage on? Loose the return and use a TigerLoop
@ January 27, 2010 4:17 PM in tiger loop: I don't have one .. do I need one?The Oil Watcher or Vacuum View is a clear tube with male and female flare fittings and a vacuum gage that is used to troubleshoot fuel line problems.
Those two names are two manufacturers names for similer products.
@ January 26, 2010 7:35 PM in tiger loop: I don't have one .. do I need one?needed tiger loops to operate properly, the contractors sure wish they had done it at installation!
I am of the opinion that too many boilers have been running badly for decades due to high vacuum but people have accepted it as ht way oilheat is, lost too many people to gas beause techs don't appriciate what vacuum does to combustion. Once the new boiler goes in it is loud, we put an oil watcher on and watch the "suds" move through the line and you know that the old burner did this too, it is just more pronounced with our newer high efficiancy equipment. Do yourself a favor and don't skip this step on an existing two line system, the boiler will be quieter and cleaner and you will save energy $$.
Charlie from Beckett
@ January 18, 2010 6:12 PM in Beckett NX worth it?The Nx is speced for the WBV Chimney and Direct vents, we sell qiute a few here on Long Island, extreemly quiet and clean on this application.
NX70LD airtube, 1.25 60W, 140 PSI
@ December 30, 2009 3:42 PM in Anyone use the new Beckett AquasmartPetes
Thanks for your interest in AquaSmart
You may not have been told that the AquaSmart has LWCO logic built in, however the introduction of the corresponding sensor well is a couple of months off.
Your explanation of the new HeatManager logic is correct and is designed to meet the DOE 2012 regulations.
The HeatManager reset aggressiveness is adjustable so that systems that may be under-radiated will still be satisfied in the lower settings, these settings may not provide the same savings as the factory shipped setting thus the inability to provide a guarantee.
@ December 12, 2009 5:19 AM in Boiler Wiring QuestionThe HeatManager logic in the AquaSmart constantly adjusts the temperature of the water supplied by the boiler to the inferred heat load. The Original HeatManager would constantly adjust the differential.
@ December 10, 2009 2:17 PM in Boiler Wiring QuestionHeatManager is a trademark of RW Beckett corp. The HeatManager dynamic temperature reset inside the Beckett AquaSmart is not the same technology as the Beckett HeatManager manufactured by Intellidyne.
@ October 5, 2009 4:38 AM in bad transformer ?Is it actually that the motor wont start until you close the transformer? If the cad cell sees light it will not let the burner start, once you close the transformer the cad cell is in darkness and the burner will start.
@ August 13, 2009 4:55 AM in Cash for ClunkersA car can cost about three times what a boiler replacement costs, thus 4500 vs 1500 seems to make sense. Also you are trading in a car that may have had a trade in of 2500 anyway so there is only a gain of 2000 on the Cash for clunkers deal.
@ January 2, 2009 3:31 PM in Oil Heat vs. Gas Heat"Natural Gas comes from The US and Canada." Here on Long Island there are plans to build a Liquefied Natural Gas re-gasification plant on Long Island Sound. I asked where this Gas will come from and was told that it wil come from the US and Canada as well as other parts of the world including the middle east ... go figure.
@ December 15, 2008 8:12 AM in oil burner questionCall us, 1-800-OILBURN, ask for tech service.
@ August 24, 2008 4:08 PM in Hello and Thank you from your friend in the industry - Alan R. MHi Alan I just got back from vacation to all of these messages,Yikes! Glad to hear that there is some progress on what is ailing you. Charlie
@ August 4, 2008 8:16 AM in New Williamson H.A. oil (can't get co2 above 9%) ??Are you on 2 pipe? If so check for suction line leaks or too much vacuum.
@ August 1, 2008 8:59 PM in Home DepotWow paul, that really sucks, I can't believe all the days that got by and this didn't happen. This happened to me once here on Long Island but it was a big fat guy and I just started shopping at Lowes
@ July 10, 2008 10:17 PM in System 2000 install ( Ron Jr. )Ron You forgot to put the bricks back under the burner! Nice job CM
@ June 24, 2008 6:49 AM in Beckett Z GaugeCome to a Beckett seminar and you will walk out with a free one. www.beckettcorp.com/nep
@ June 23, 2008 7:56 AM in Beckett Z GaugeThe Z2000 gauge main purpose is to reset the Z dimension on burners equipped with F heads without removing the burner from the appliance, that saves time. It is also used for setting the electrodes.
@ June 23, 2008 7:52 AM in 7184-A PrimariesCOuld it be possible that you pressed the reset button a second time and put the control into pump priming?