wl110 running on fuel oil

wl110 running on fuel oil

PostBy: oilboy On: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:17 pm

why does the ash pan fill up condensation up to an1" of water, when the boiler runs on oil?
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Re: wl110 running on fuel oil

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:30 pm

I would guess it is the water vapor condensing on a cold surface. The same vapor you see in a car exhaust on a cold day or issuing from chimneys under certain conditions.

The hydrogen in the fuel oil has water as the end product when burned.
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Re: wl110 running on fuel oil

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:42 pm

Assuming the boiler is not leaking, you are likely running the boiler at too low of a temperature.

What are the aquastat settings and what temperature does it achieve on long burns?
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