Question on a oil bioler

Question on a oil bioler

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:44 pm

Background. The boiler is a buderus G205, oil burner.
Went to father in-laws house to test fire the boiler, checking for issues before the heating season. A problem I did find. Long story short, I have line power going into the (White Rodgers 8B48A) high limit switch, (looks like an aqua-stat to me) but no power coming out to burner. The water is cold and should be calling for heat. Before I just ordered the new switch, any other guess's? Power comes from emergency switch, to the limit switch, from there to burner and circ pump.

Thank you,
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: Question on a oil bioler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:48 pm

Try shorting the TT terminals on the aquastat and see if it fires.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Question on a oil bioler

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:12 pm

Good call, I didn't do that. I was thinking the cold temp would automatically put power to the burner. But would be a quick test on it.

Thanks Rob.
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite


Re: Question on a oil bioler

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:00 pm

Wha la... fired up. :doh: So...the boiler doesn't maintain a certain water temp? Fires on demand only? Hmmm...


Thanks again Rob... a beer for you sir! :cheers:
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: Question on a oil bioler

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:24 pm

Waaaahhhhhhhhhh! How come Robb gets to answer all the easy ones? Boo hooo :)
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Question on a oil bioler

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:12 pm

k9 Bara wrote:Wha la... fired up. :doh: So...the boiler doesn't maintain a certain water temp? Fires on demand only? Hmmm...


Thanks again Rob... a beer for you sir! :cheers:


Yes, my son has the same boiler. His fires only on demand. The water almost never reaches what I'd consider normal operating temperature. His radiators get warm and then the system shuts down as the thermostat is satisfied. Seems weird to me but I'm used to trying to maintain a boiler temperature. Have to ask the Germans where it was built.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Question on a oil bioler

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:36 pm

coalkirk wrote:
k9 Bara wrote:Wha la... fired up. :doh: So...the boiler doesn't maintain a certain water temp? Fires on demand only? Hmmm...


Thanks again Rob... a beer for you sir! :cheers:


Yes, my son has the same boiler. His fires only on demand. The water almost never reaches what I'd consider normal operating temperature. His radiators get warm and then the system shuts down as the thermostat is satisfied. Seems weird to me but I'm used to trying to maintain a boiler temperature. Have to ask the Germans where it was built.


Yeah, I was thinking that way. Was expecting it to fire to operating temp. Thank you for the help.
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite