VULCAN oil heater c.1975 UNUSED oil in tank on outside wall. 2 months continuous airflow. Tried turning knob every way, pushing button up/down = ON/OFF (?), unit NEVER USED and will NEVER BE USED.
Refer question above. KoKo's answer hasn't helped. No Model # or manual available. Need to know please:
(1) HOW TURN OFF AIRFLOW (that's really it)!!
(2) IS UNIT DANGEROUS (oil unused for decades)?
(3) why has AIRFLOW suddenly occurred?
(4) IS unit SO OLD - its components no longer work..??
(5) Potential FIRE HAZARD with oil or did oil evaporate?
(6) Sorry so vague, tried all visible (push/pull)... HELP!
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Re: VULCAN oil heater c.1975 UNUSED oil in tank on...
Not quite sure what is asked, but if you just need to turn off the airflow a breaker or fuse box should be nearby. Flip the breaker and/or remove the fuse. Fuel oil is always dangerous... even a small amount. The lines will still have vapors. Best to remove this unit or flush out the tank and lines and block it off.
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Push red button down to start, maybe 3 times, then push red button down HALF way down then turn to low.
IT COULD BE YOUR PROPANE TANK, got a new one but had problems, so I left it on all night and it lit in the morning.
BUT when I got it filled the next time the man said the stem in the tank might need to take it outside and bang the tank several times, stem in the top gets stuck a lot he said.
But last is to take the tank outside and use a flat head screwdriver and turn the screw? on the side where the hose would be connected to let some out.
Make sure the tank outside has oil ( Kerosene) in it. Check the fuel tap (under the tank) is turned on. When you press and hold the heat control button, it should ignite after a few minutes. The lever on the bottom is the fan control switch (high speed or low speed fan) Make sure that the unit is plugged into the power. If I remember correctly, a red light appears to say it is powered up on the bottom left hand side.
Turn the Gas Control Knob inside the heater compartment from OFF to PILOT. Push in the knob and hold it, at the sametime push the ignitor button (will probably be a Red button). Once the pilot lights, continue to hold the Control Knob down for one minute. Then ease off of it. If the pilot stays lit, turn the Control Knob to the ON position. The burner should light, if the Thermostat is set higher than the ambient temperature in the house. If the Ignitor button doesn't work, you can match light the pilot. Just be careful and follow the instructions above, once it's lit.
First, turn off the gas valve for at least 5 min and ventilate the room. Most wall heaters are lit the same as a water heater. Find a red button to push or turn the gas valve knob to the pilot position. While pressing the red button or the gas valve knob, hold a match to light the pilot flame. After it lights continue holding the knob for one or two minutes. If the flame goes out when you release the knob the thermocouple is probably bad.
Hi, If you are talking about the knob on a gas valve that you use to light the pilot and turn it off also, you have to turn the knob either ccw or cw to turn it off. To light the pilot is when you turn the knob to pilot and push down and hold it, light the pilot while you continue to push it down for a minute, and then slowly release it and pilot will stay lite. So, if this is the type you have just turn knob one way or the other and it will shut off. If you do not have this type set up, just turn off the gas to the furnace at the flex line as there should be a hand valve by code and by law that supplys gas to you're furnace. You can shut it off there and the pilot will also shut off. Sincerely, Shastalaker7 PS If you don't have either one of these shut off's, on the main gas valve it self, you should have a place marked pilot adjustment. Pop the small chrome cap and insert a very small screw driver to turn it cw to shut off pilot.This would be you're last choice.
1. Check electricity is on.
2. Check oil is in the tank and valve turned on.
3. Switch the fan off at the bottom left hand corner.
4. Switch oil knob to No.1.
5. Set Air knob to No.3.
6. Operate re set button (right hand corner of heater under settings dial). Either press in until it clicks or if the pull out version pull out until it clicks.
Wait - ignition should take place in a few minutes and flames will appear on the left of the burner under the radiants.
You should get occasional yellow crests above the pure blue flame just visible below the top row of burner holes under the radiants.
After the red warning light goes out you can adjust to higher settings.
The radiants do not glow on low setting.
You can adjust the heater on to higher settings but this should be done gradually - no more than 2 settings at a time.
* The unit must be correctly earthed.
* Do not use anything except heater oil.
* Never attempt to re-light the heater when it is hot.
* If the red light does not appear when the oil knob is switched on, immediately turn the oil knob off. Reasons include: Heater is too hot; Electric plug turned off; failure of ignition system.
Good luck - no responsibility taken for the advice (but it is largely copied from my Vulcan heaters instruction manual which I still have (installed in 1967).