Oil burner cut off switch

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Old 06-22-06, 07:11 PM
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Question Oil burner cut off switch

Hi folks. I'm building my new house (no subs) in CT and am currently wrapping up the wiring. I realized this afternoon that I haven't located my oil burner emergency cut off switch. I believe I should locate it at the top of the basement stairs, but how high should I locate it? I've seen them at about the six foot level. Thanks for any input.
 
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Mount it OUTSIDE of the basement door and before the "firematic" (heat sensor above the burner) at about 5'.
Or call the local inspector.
 
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Old 06-23-06, 02:55 AM
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Thank you, lee'
 
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Old 06-23-06, 04:04 AM
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burner switch location

Yes, I'd mount switch high so it will not be accessible to kids and anyone who'd think it was the lightswitch. Mine was located such that someone flipped it off and we wondered why the heat was not coming on. I later rigged a neon lamp in it so that when OFF, the lamp lights.
 
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Old 06-23-06, 01:27 PM
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Just a question:
Why do you need a emergency cutout switch for an oil burner? I have seen them for years, and I'm sure they are required by code, but I never understood why they are necessary. My gas boiler has no emergency cutout switch
 
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