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Last Post on March 30, 2014

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What brand thermo couple

@ March 30, 2014 1:45 PM in how to replace a thermo couple on a

Should I use Honeywell or?... Thanks for your help I am an oil man,It is for a friend of a friend and could not find the manual ,I thought so but wasn't 100% sure.Thank you.

how to replace a thermo couple on a

@ March 30, 2014 12:55 PM in how to replace a thermo couple on a

buderus model gc124 18/3 sp ,do  I need to pull out the entire burner assembly in cluding the gas valve?thanks in advance for any help.

outdoor reset

@ March 25, 2014 10:59 AM in outdoor reset

I would like to install an outdoor reset on my 3 section oil boiler,4 zones(including indirect) pipe with circulator , wired with the argo box. Any advice? Thanks.

not a spring coupling

@ February 2, 2014 6:36 PM in ironfireman coupling

In actuality is like a residential  coupling made out of hard rubber,but much thicker in diameter that you can cut down to your lenght. The set screws on each end are made of metal( pump side and burner motor side).I'll probably order directly from Guardian (there is minimum to spend in order to buy directly). Thank you.

ironfireman coupling

@ January 16, 2014 10:08 AM in ironfireman coupling

Hi , I am having a hard time to find a  Guardian-20 or -30 for a  ironfireman pump coupling any info on who carries it, or can i use another brand that is similar,  Rockland cty area , New York,Thanks.

45 min cleaning

@ December 15, 2013 1:46 PM in Beckett Burner irregular trips

I think the 45 minute cleaning needs to stop if,and when you need more time to clean brush and calibrate,   you'll see the numbers of service calls drop. I personally do not carry a watch on cleanings , because I do not like my name associated with a call back,unfortunately not everyone takes pride in what they do.

i got it now

@ December 15, 2013 1:37 PM in Beckett Burner irregular trips

I see your point Ice on the Carlin now and I get it. Unfortunately I always end up pulling off the burner to clean out the chamber and hit the outside of the retention head .I never thought about it from that view.But I still prefer a Beckett some afg models have v-head that is mounted  on the draw assembly like the carlin and riello.

how to check motor

@ December 15, 2013 6:36 AM in Beckett Burner irregular trips

many years a go at a Beckett seminar, they showed as how  to check a motor with your ohms meter.I do not remember the right numbers but when you spin the shaft if your numbers are bouncing around instead of being steady you have a bad burner motor.on the other hand is hard to diagnose a burner from behind a pc.

sound like a bad motor

@ December 14, 2013 8:07 PM in Beckett Burner irregular trips

It definitely can be any control,but just by reading the initial post sounds like a bad motor.mister ice what is the deal between you Carlin, I don't see much of a difference between a Beckett and a Carlin since most of the parts are interchangeable , I personally prefer Beckett. Now if talk about Riello yes that is a real different burner and I am very proud of  it due to my Italian heritage ,and still in some applications I would not use it.

cold chimney

@ December 14, 2013 7:52 PM in 10 seconds of oil smell when oil furnace starts up

My question is ,does this happen only on a cold start or every time the burner fires up,some pics of the smoke pipes would be helpful,i don't think you have an oil leak otherwise you would smell the oil constantly,maybe a slight delayed ignition so i suggest to check for carbon around the nozzle and retention head.

thank you

@ May 8, 2013 5:50 PM in RIBu1c

for your help.I must missed your article on "oil tech news" you know how it is in winter season.I ended up calling the company directly on monday,and had a tech explain me the part that i did not understand. Thank you a lot.


@ May 5, 2013 8:49 PM in RIBu1c

hi i like to understand in simple words how the rib works ,mostly how all six wires work.
how does it get energized on the low volt side or high volt side.
yellow/white  com  = volt?
yellow com =volt?
blue  n/close = volt?
orange n/open= volt?     thank you? maybe some example using all six wires?

Good old Levittown

@ April 14, 2013 5:46 PM in Heating problem

by carefully reading your post sounds like ,when your system was converted to baseboard, the installers took some short cuts by not eliminating all the copper in the slab floors ( like your kitchen floor, maybe done on purpose for the cozy effect ).Some pic.s lets see if you have a LWC, maybe pressure gauge is old and not accurate.Good luck.If the heating contractor was send there by your oil supplier, you may need to ask to send a more seasoned mechanic.

sounds like is time

@ April 14, 2013 5:29 PM in Need a tigerloop?

for the annual cleaning, and then go from there.

what is the failure code on

@ April 14, 2013 5:26 PM in Carlin 1150FD Flame Failures

the FIRE EYE control.Since this is a commercial unit I  suggest to post again on the new commercial site '' HVAC COMMERCIAL".I just started this past winter with commercial units and i had a good share of draft issues. The fireeye controls that i encounter put me on the right track with their failure codes.Good luck.

amazing new site

@ March 28, 2013 1:40 PM in amazing new site

Thank you Dan for this new site. I am amazed to find this new site, i haven.t been on the site since early December when i was trying to learn about Iron Fireman burners.I want to thank the ones who helped me it was a great help. I had a long winter  and picked up a few thing on these commercial burners.Just like the residential world ,i had my hands full with draft issues. Right now i am dealing with one old smith dry base cast iron boiler with an iron fireman burner,slowly being replaced with Aerco condensing boilers (hydronic system) a honeywell controll system a two types of DDC  systems getting married. I will be seeking HELP.

Thank you

@ December 14, 2012 6:28 AM in commercial dual fuel burners

so much for the information.

plenty oil

@ December 13, 2012 6:56 AM in commercial dual fuel burners

Thank you mister Jammer for your help,you probably think that i am a home owner trying to play around. I have 10 years  as a service man in the fuel industry(10 long years night and day with combustion analyzer as my pillow),mainly on residential burners.i have been to all the seminars ,beckett,riello,Carlin and so on so forth,to Dan seminars.And i am proud to say that i do not know it all. I know an empty tank from a full on ,and a clogged filter.I am now a public employee and want to  learn about the commercial burners.Yes i did disconnect the coupling and the noise went a way,couldn't wait any longer for the contractor,today i am putting a new one in and see what happens,there is time that i have to run on oil.
I also want to thank mister Ebebratt-ed for your great help,and Dan for this great web site.Happy Holydays to all of you.

Iron Fireman mod# g120-30-3.0

@ December 10, 2012 6:55 PM in commercial dual fuel burners

I was running on oil when one of these units when on lock out. switched to  natural gas
and a horrible noise was coming from the Webster pump.PLaced a call to the contractor 2 days later no i realized while running on nat.gas and these horrible noise that the burner is not going into high this point took it upon my self to check the burner coupling.removed the top left lid and there you go the coupling is stripped.i would like to replace the coupling but a do not know the correct sequence of steps like i do on a residential units.(units have been retrofitted with honeywell devices on all the linkages for programming).
MY silly question is can that stripped coupling have any thing to do with the gas side of the burner not going into high fire?


@ December 8, 2012 3:48 PM in commercial dual fuel burners

Fireeye is the control not the burner, thank you all  for your help.the burner is a iron something i just can remember the name.Yes i have 10 years or more of residential burners experience, that is way i need and want to learn some more on it, literature ,class or school.I definetely won't be messing with the adjustment without proper training and calibration tools.But i would like to start troubleshooting some of the electrical relays and burner motors( the best part is when i ask the professional contractors a specific question they go around it and don't answear it!!).Any  classes in the ny area ?(thank you and do not worry in my 22years in the mechanical field i have never put my hands where they do not belong).

commercial dual fuel burners

@ December 6, 2012 7:35 PM in commercial dual fuel burners

i need some help on educating my self on these type of burners (especially fire eye) thanks in advance for any type of help.

nesbittair univents

@ June 13, 2012 4:51 PM in nesbittair univents

for whom is may familiar with this hard is to find parts on it?and where?
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