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So if waste oil is 200k btu per gallon and you...

So if waste oil is 200k btu per gallon and you have a 1.3 per hr nozzle that would be about 235K btu at 90% efficiency. That seems like a big nozzle for 160K btu of air handlers.
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Was the old unit running on heating oil and the...

Was the old unit running on heating oil and the new waste oil? there is probably more btu's in the heating oil. Also with the pumps running all the time there must be significant heat loss through...
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You should definitely change the aquastat if you...

You should definitely change the aquastat if you are sure it is malfunctioning. It is a safety device to kep your boiler from EXPLODING should the relief valve stick or malfunction. Either way it...
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Which re-set? on the primary or the motor?

Which re-set? on the primary or the motor?
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If that is the case it sounds like a coupling and...

If that is the case it sounds like a coupling and I yield to the troopers advice. I had thought you were referring to a threaded joint such as a fitting to a pipe. These unions also have to be nice...
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It could also be air still in the system from the...

It could also be air still in the system from the shut down/draining. I just worked on my system and I noticed the pressure was up about 10# above normal until I bled the system well. I think air can...
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It could be a defective part or thread--but try...

It could be a defective part or thread--but try using teflon tape and some compound on the tape. I always thought it was one or the other but when I moved into my house I noticed the plumber used...
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If you can actually locate the crack/leak you can...

If you can actually locate the crack/leak you can try JB weld. It is a 2 part epoxy type product-mix equal parts and apply. It hardens pretty good and I have had success fixing a rusted oil pan on a...
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Good point. It will be a 2 minute fix. Thanks-- ...

Good point. It will be a 2 minute fix. Thanks--
Also Is it OK to wrap some kind of insulation on the HX? It is obviously very hot. Insulate for efficiency and also safety.
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Update-- I checked the oil boiler temp today...

Update--
I checked the oil boiler temp today when I got home. The oil boiler was at 160. As I was there the hot water heater called for heat and the circ pump came on. I watched with great pleasure...
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This is such a great simple idea! The burner...

This is such a great simple idea!
The burner is a Beckett and I am farmiliar with the primary and the jumper on the TT so I am very comfortable with this set up.I am sooo happy I am practically...
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NJTrooper-- Thanks for your advice. My...

NJTrooper--
Thanks for your advice.
My system is a little different and I like to be confident in my knowledge before I start messing with control wiring. Let me explain what I have.
Existing...
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Check codes

This may be against the code. I believe you are only allowed 1 appliance per flue. The downstream appliance may draft through the upstream and cause CO problems.Be careful.
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Adding an aquastat

Greetings-I am a new member to the site. I have enjoyed the advice I have read and now I have a question. I have installed a wood boiler and my existing boiler has a limit control which has a 180-240...
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