Oil burner, flame pulses


  #1  
Old 12-24-06, 10:44 AM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 2
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Oil burner, flame pulses

Hello, new to this site. My problem is i have a ThermoPride 0H-5 oil furnace that the fire will cutout for about a second or maybe less. It re-ignites just fine, but this creates a pressure condition which bangs my draft regulator.So far i have changed the nozzle,and the inline filter. I cleaned the striner on the pump, and i checked my tank for water. This is a two pipe system as i have a buried tank. The furnace is approx 11 years old.
This problem is driving me nuts as it happens probably 100+ time through a run cycle and it will wake me up often. Any help would be greatly appreciated
 
  #2  
Old 12-24-06, 10:47 AM
Ed Imeduc's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Mountain Williams Missouri
Posts: 17,505
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Wink

You can have a pin hole leak in the oil line from the tank to the burner. sounds like it is getting air in the line.
 
  #3  
Old 12-24-06, 12:35 PM
KField's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Easton, PA
Posts: 3,015
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Either high vacuum on the suction line or an air leak. Replace the oil filter with a spin-on with a vacuum gaige and install a Tigerloop. That will eliminate a ton of future headaches and will make it easier to troubleshoot.

Ken
 
  #4  
Old 12-24-06, 01:20 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 2
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
now this is a two line system. I didnt think a tigerloop would work with a two line system ??
 
  #5  
Old 12-25-06, 06:47 AM
Grady's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Delaware, The First State
Posts: 12,682
Received 41 Upvotes on 39 Posts
Tiger Loop

The Tiger Loop replaces the return line. The advantages are several. There is a reduction in flow which in turn reduces vaccum & improves filtration. There is also the added benefit of burning warm fuel in the case of an outdoor tank.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: