Oil Burner not firing...

Re: Oil Burner not firing...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:16 pm

??? That valve in the picture is for cold well water -- it keeps the water from being forced out of the pressure tank & back down into the well. I'm trying to figure out what that was doing on your boiler! :shock:

If you can hear water flow in the pipes when the circulator kicks on, that means there is air trapped in them that needs to be flushed out.
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Here is the valve in your pic on my well pressure tank that I just installed in November. This is where it's supposed to go.
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Re: Oil Burner not firing...

PostBy: billlindley On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:37 am

[quote="SMITTY"]??? That valve in the picture is for cold well water -- it keeps the water from being forced out of the pressure tank & back down into the well. I'm trying to figure out what that was doing on your boiler! :shock:

If you can hear water flow in the pipes when the circulator kicks on, that means there is air trapped in them that needs to be flushed out.[quote]

I have been told that the person who originally installed this unit in the home is not out of business. Perhaps that's why it was on there, he may not know what he was doing. I guess that fits since I am not a master plumber myself. :lol:
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Re: Oil Burner not firing...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:05 pm

I don't think that valve will harm anything, but I'm pretty sure the hot water harmed the valve.... :lol:

I'm thinking if you bleed the air out of the system, everything will be fine, from what you described.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: Oil Burner not firing...

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:07 am

The sound of rushing water most probably,is either from not enough pressure in the boiler or air in the line.

Richard
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