Old oil heater

Old 02-21-08, 07:53 PM
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Old oil furnace problems, help

I just acquired a house built in '52 with an oil burning furnace, Eureka Williams Oil-O-Matic (tough to find any info on this model). Trying to get it going while renovating. I'm assuming it hasn't been used for 2-3 years. Oil pump is working, ignitor is working. Could the spray heads be clogged? Should I try some kerosene through it to try and clean??? I've managed to get fuel through the pump but no sucess beyond there. Any suggestions???

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Old 02-22-08, 12:10 PM
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Not sure just what all works and how for you. First a new nozzle for sure how is the tank ?? Did you change the oil filter on it?? You have to bleed the pump when it comes on to have oil to the nozzle.
Might go to http://www.freepoolheat.com/oil.html this can help you some and post back here after you find out more . With new nozzle and oil filter. Get the same nozzle as you have there now. Forget trying to clean it.

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