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Here is a tip that I wrote about working on oil burners...

Oil burner Repair - The Frustrations of Working With Oil Fired AppliancesYou can also check out other tips that I have about oil burners under my profile....heatman101

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Centeral heating system not heating house


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Feb 15, 2016 | Biasi B-6 Oil Boiler w/ Riello Burner -...

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How to Hookup Your Outdoor Wood Boiler


You just bought or a thinking of buying an <span style="font-weight: bold;">outdoor wood boiler.</span> How do you integrate that boiler into your existing <span style="font-weight: bold;">home heating system</span>? The guy selling you the boiler wants the sale and tells you that hooking it into your system is very simple.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Outdoor wood boilers </span>come in many shapes and sizes. For the most part bigger is better for these things. The next thing you need to consider is whether the <span style="font-weight: bold;">boiler is an open or closed system</span>. It does make a difference in the way it gets hooked up. <span style="font-weight: bold;">Closed systems</span> can be hooked right up to your <span style="font-weight: bold;">existing boiler system </span>in a <span style="font-weight: bold;">primary secondary configuration</span>. This means that the wood boiler circulates to two tees in your home system and the home system circulates the water through the home. The two waters mix through the tees.<br /><br />If your wood boiler is an <span style="font-weight: bold;">open system</span> then you need to install a <span style="font-weight: bold;">stainless steel flat plate heat exchanger </span>to divide the two waters. The hookup of the <span style="font-weight: bold;">heat exchanger</span> is not that hard if you follow the instructions properly. This heat exchanger is very effect in<span style="font-weight: bold;"> transferring the heat</span> from the wood boiler to the inside heating system. It also keeps the water of the<span style="font-weight: bold;"> inside system pressurized and isolated.</span><br /><br />If you are installing your outdoor furnace to a <span style="font-weight: bold;">hot air heating system</span> then you need to <span style="font-weight: bold;">buy a coil</span> similar to your car radiator to install in the plenum on the supply side of your <span style="font-weight: bold;">existing hot air furnace</span>. To this coil you will <span style="font-weight: bold;">hookup the water pipes from the outdoor boiler</span>. The water running through the coil will heat it up so that the air going through from the <span style="font-weight: bold;">hot air furnace </span>will be warmed. The water hookup for this style of heat is very simple, but the <span style="font-weight: bold;">electrical hookup of the blower, pump, and circulator </span>may not be as simple. You may need someone with a good electrical knowledge to make everything happen in the right sequence.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Outdoor wood boilers can heat your home effectively </span>if they are <span style="font-weight: bold;">installed to your existing heating system properly</span>. If they are installed properly you will notice no difference in the heating of your home. It will be <span style="font-weight: bold;">warm and comfortable.</span> Make sue that you do your research properly before trying to <span style="font-weight: bold;">install your outdoor wood boiler.</span>

on Feb 21, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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Gas Condensing Boiler High Efficiency Heating



Ultra high efficiency boilers have become one of the best buys in home heating. These high efficiency boilers have changed dramatically from the first pulse boilers that I had the privilege of installing twenty years ago. Today’s condensing boilers are much more reliable and will not shake and rattle the windows of your house like those old beasts did.

If you are looking to purchase or install a new boiler for your new or existing heating system then you need to look a condensing boiler to heat your home with. In the past twenty years the condensing gas boiler has evolved to be a reliable, very efficient way to heat your home.

Radiant heating systems with the right design feature can easily heat your home at temperatures that use just warm water. At these temperatures the water is pulling the exhaust temperature of the boiler to very low points. This gives you extremely efficient boiler operation.
The boilers of today are made to operate continually at temperatures of 100F or less. At these temperatures it is not uncommon to have the combustion analyzer give me readings of 98-99 % efficiency. To get these types of readings and still heat your home the heating system has to be designed to work at these temperatures.

The right condensing gas boiler coupled with the right heat transfer system to get the heat into your home the right way will give you the most efficient heating system possible with today’s technologies.

Do a bit of research and find a heating contractor that knows exactly how to install a condensing boiler with a radiant heating system properly. For your radiant heating system to perform well at these temperatures, your boiler will need to be installed in exactly the right way. There is not a lot of room for error when designing very high efficiency heating systems. To wring every BTU of heat out of the fuel that is being burnt means that you are also on the ragged edge of supplying just enough heat to the building to over come the heat loss of the building at any given time.
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on Dec 24, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Oil furnace only produces cool water intermittedly and only when heat is actively on


For clarity, a Furnace produces HOT AIR for heat while a boiler produces HOT WATER for heat. Just remember...boil = water. You said your "furnace" does not produce hot water for a shower and because furnaces do not product hot water unless they have some model that do???? Usually people with a furnace have a seperate hot water heater. People with boilers though can produce hot water for use as both their sinks/showers hot water and their heat (by heating water that goes through baseboards) in their house. I don't believe any furnaces produce hot water most of the time a furnace just produces hot air for heating. So figure out what you first have.
Having said that, I'll assume you have a boiler like I do and my Weil McClean(sp?) stopped working a while back and wasn't turning on to "boil" any water. I took apart the burner and there is a light sensing photo resistor as part of the controls. If this phto resistor goes bad, the boiler will not start. The resister is cheap, I think it was $8 but you have to know what you're doing to change it. So you may be better to call someone who can work on such equipment.
Boiler's themselves are not overly complex. Home heating oil is the same diesel fuel that you can buy in a gas station only the government has "oil" companies put a RED die in home heating fuel which is usually cheaper then Diesel fuel because diesel fuel is taxed to death. The reason they do that is so that if you try putting RED tinted home heating fuel in your truck and you get pulled over (because you're a trucker with and 18 wheeler and they typically do inspections of these trucks) you will be a huge fine if they see you're running home heating fuel and NOT paying your taxed by purchasing Diesel fuel. A little bit of background so you know the fuel you are dealing with here. So it's dieslel fuel without the tax you run in your boiler. Gasoline on the other hand is VERY explosive as you know, but diesel fuel (if you're ever tried to light it) takes some coaxing to get lit. When it's cold out, diesel fuel is very hard to light and that's why trucks use glow plugs. You don't need those in your home though.
But because diesel fuel/home heating oil is hard to light, it's sprayed as a msit into your boiler, so that it can light more easily.
But because it is a fuel, you should know what you're doing when messing with it. FInd out what you have, and then have someone work on the issue if you haven't already. I'm guessing you have had it fixed by now?

Mar 21, 2014 | Water Heaters

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I have a halstead finest gold combi when I turn the boiler on the boiler goes into its ignition sequence when it comes to ignite the boiler fires but after the igniter stops the boiler cuts out completely...


Difficult to get too specific without knowing if you have gas or oil. Also, I am going under the assumption you mean the burner shuts down, not the whole heating system. That being said, all heating appliances have whats called a safety curcuit. Each control has the ability to shut down if certain critera are not met. There is a sensor that senses light down the blast tube. If no light is sensed in a predetermined time period, then the sensor cuts power to the burner. This stops delivery of fuel so if it does ignite you wont blow up.
(I suspect that the ignitor and burner shut down simultainously.)
It may be the sensor (cad cell eye) is doing its job, however why is the question. Could be a number of things including the fuel delivery, ignition, improper air adjustment, etc.
No qualified professional should diagnose a problem unless they are in front of the appliance. I recommend you find a licensed qualified heating techician. Hope this helps.

Feb 04, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Cruise Control for Your Oil Burner to Save Money


The Beckett HeatManger is a microprocessor controlled device that will manage the on/off cycles of your boiler. Every time your boiler has to shut down and then restart your have just lost a bit of efficiency. By reducing the start/stop cycles of your boiler you not only reduce fuel consumption, but you also reduce wear on the parts of the boiler and emissions coming from your boiler. Your burner burns very inefficiently on startup and shut down. When I have my combustion analyzer on a burner it goes crazy with bad gasses right after shutdown.

If you have a fuel oil or gas fired boiler and you are wondering how you can save money on your heating bill without replacing your boiler then I have good news for you! By adding a simple device to the burner of your boiler you can be saving at least 10% in minutes

With this control if your thermostat requests heat and the HeatManager has sensed that there is heat available in the boiler, it will not start the burner until the heat is used up. When the burner is running, the HeatManger will optimize the runtime to match the boiler output to the load.

The unit is very easy to install. It is mounted to the junction box under the relay and wired into the normal burner relay wiring. There are a couple of sensors that need to be attached. One senses the supply water temperature for heating, coming out of the boiler and the other senses domestic hot water boiler supply temperature.

Even if you would decide to get a professional to install this unit you will be on the road to saving big dollars while only spending few hundred bucks. Then when the price of fuel oil and natural gas begins to rise again, which it will this winter, you will be getting even more savings from your small investment.

Saving money is always a good thing, but when you can combine saving money with greater comfort than I would call that a great thing!

on Dec 17, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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How to Hookup Your Outdoor Wood Boiler to Your Existing Heating System


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Outdoor wood boilers come in many shapes and sizes. For the most part bigger is better for these things. The next thing you need to consider is whether the boiler is open or closed. It does make a difference in the way it gets hooked up. Closed systems can be hooked right up to your existing boiler system in a primary secondary configuration. This means that the wood boiler circulates to two tees in your home system and the home system circulates the water through the home. The two waters mix through the tees.

If your wood boiler is an open system then you need to install a stainless steel flat plate heat exchanger to divide the two waters. The hookup of the heat exchanger is not that hard if you follow the instructions properly. This heat exchanger is very effect in transferring the heat from the wood boiler to the inside heating system. It also keeps the water of the inside system pressurized and isolated.

If you are installing your outdoor furnace to a hot air heating system then you need to buy a coil similar to your car radiator to install in the plenum on the supply side of your existing hot air furnace. To this coil you will hookup the water pipes from the outdoor boiler. The water running through the coil will heat it up so that the air going through from the hot air furnace will be warmed. The water hookup for this style of heat is very simple, but the electrical hookup of the blower, pump, and circulator may not be as simple. You may need someone with a good electrical knowledge to make everything happen in the right sequence.

Outdoor wood boilers can heat your home effectively if they are installed to your existing heating system properly. If they are installed properly you will notice no difference in the heating of your home. It will be warm and comfortable. Make sue that you do your research properly before trying to install your outdoor wood boiler.

on Dec 03, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Solid fuel stove linked to oilsystem with two zone


Put a temperature operated control (aquastat) on the piping of the wood stove so that if it is on, it will interupt the circuit wired to the oil burner at the X&X terminals of the boiler control.As the wood stove cools off, it will close the connection allowing the oil system to fire.

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Wood burning stove with integral burner not heating the water eno


When is the last time you brushed out the burner tubes of the boiler? This is how heat transfers and if you have a coating of soot, it will prevent heat transfer. check this and post me back

Dec 01, 2008 | Water Heaters

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My Central heating wont come on. There doesnt seem to be any lights on the boiler/burner. Why could this be. First time I've tried to turn it on this season...it was fine back in february. Thanks!


Is the switch off?

Check the fuse panel/breaker box.

Is the thermostat switch set to heat?

Is system oil heat? If so check the following...

Some systems that use oil have an emergency switch (sometimes with a red plate) located away from the unit usually the basement staircase.

The oil systems also have a heat element above the burner on ceiling that "trips" if there is excessive heat. This shuts everything down so as not to feed a possible fire with oil.

Check the gun (burner itself) and try and locate a little red reset switch located near the back side of gun. Try pushing it in to see if its tripped.

If these quick checks don't help then it would be wise to call a technician to check your system for issues. Heating systems are too critical to "play" with and problems are best left to the pros for safety's sake. Good luck, I hope this helps.

Sep 16, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

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