Bleeding oil fired boiler?


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Old 12-18-05, 03:56 PM
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I own a oil fired boiler,could you explain how to bleed the line in case I ever run out of oil?Thanks
 
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bleed the burner

if you look at the burner you will see something that looks like a car brake bleeder its usually a three eights fitting you will press the reset button to restart the burner open the bleeder when you get a good stream of fuel close and it should start
 
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Originally Posted by cschroth1
Hi,
I own a oil fired boiler,could you explain how to bleed the line in case I ever run out of oil?Thanks
From my own experience, starting the boiler and hitting the reset button 2 times should be enough to get it going or opening the inline filter and pouring in a cup of diesel to prime it always works.
 
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Old 12-20-05, 05:11 PM
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Your method may or may not work. Handyman18706 explained the right way to do it. If you have a two pipe system, you usually do not need to bleed the pump but on a one pipe you do.
 
 

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