bleeding a furnace

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Old 05-13-09, 05:48 PM
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bleeding a furnace

I have an old mectron oil furnace, and I accidently ran out of oil. I've since filled the tank but I need to bleed the lines for the furnace and the hot water system, but I've no manual. can anyone help please?
 
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Does the oil reach the furnace? Is it starting at all?
 
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nope, the motors fire for a couple of seconds then cut out. I think the problem is that I only put $6 worth of furnace oil in as I've a delivery coming tomorrow, but my fuel line has a sort of "U" bend before it goes into the basement. do I have enough fuel to push the air lock thru, or do I need to wait for my delivery?
 
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I would certainly wait for the delivery.
 
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Ran Out of Oil

I too suggest you wait for the delivery. The driver may be able & allowed to bleed it for you. If after you get the delivery you still have trouble, let us know & we can probably help.
 
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