temperature settings oil burner

Old 12-30-05, 07:36 AM
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temperature settings oil burner

I have always had my winter settings on oil burner at 180 and 140. Lately, the queen has been complaining that water is not hot enough for washing machine...can anyone out there tell me if it's safe to jack up settings?..and possibly recommend what automatic settings to consider to alleviate the problem....thanks Happy New Year
Old 12-30-05, 04:03 PM
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I moved your thread because it pertains to a boiler rather than a furnace (hot water as opposed to warm air).
You might want to turn the "low" setting up to 160. You could also have a problem with the domestic coil being dirty either inside or outside preventing the proper transfer of heat from the boiler to the domestic. Another possibility is a malfunctioning tempering valve. This tempering valve would be a Tee looking device connected to the domestic water lines coming to the boiler & is usually within a couple of feet of the domestic coil.

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