Clean Lines

Old 02-01-06, 11:15 AM
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Clean Lines

Silly questions guys, I just had a furnace problem and called the "pros", I couldn't make a mistake in the winter! it was simply a clogged line from the tank to the furnace. They used a small CO2 device to blow from before the oil filter back to the tank to unclog it. What is this device called? I'm sure I can do this myself if it is to reoccur.
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Old 02-01-06, 03:44 PM
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I think you are going about the repair the wrong way. The tool is called a blowout gun and a company by the name of Gallo makes a nice one. That said, the indication is that you have sludge in the tank. If it is biological, it needs to be treated and removed. Your fuel dealer should have a product and for about $5.00 per filling of your tank can clear that problem up in a year. If it is heavy sludge with no living bacteria, a Garber or other brand of high-density oil filter at the tank will prevent your line as well as your fuel pump and nozzle strainers from clogging. It is like buying shingles instead of buckets if your roof leaked.


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