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02-24-15, 07:06 PM
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Posted By ouddingen

In a surprising but welcome twist in this tale,...

In a surprising but welcome twist in this tale, today the furnace has been operating without any foam or bubbles in the tiger loop. I can only guess that the earlier CO2 blasts loosened things up...
02-23-15, 07:08 PM
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Posted By ouddingen

What about switching to the old return line for...

What about switching to the old return line for supply? It has not been used since the tiger loop was originally installed in Oct 95, but has been closed off with a valve where it was disconnected ...
02-23-15, 05:22 PM
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Posted By ouddingen

Our temps probably have not been all that...

Our temps probably have not been all that different from yours, perhaps a bit milder. However, after the second night with the garage door open I saw further improvement today. The foaming began...
02-22-15, 07:52 PM
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Posted By ouddingen

Grady - There was not a filter change or other...

Grady -
There was not a filter change or other change to the fuel system before the onset of the problem. I had the furnace serviced last August, and the tank filled a day or two later. Then a...
02-22-15, 01:11 PM
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Posted By ouddingen

Grady - With temp in the 40s today I was able...

Grady -
With temp in the 40s today I was able to run your test without firing up the woodstove. You were correct that there were more foam and bubbles after 2 hours off, and a bit more sputtering...
02-21-15, 06:46 PM
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Posted By ouddingen

I read this a few days ago before my first post. ...

I read this a few days ago before my first post. It does a good job of explaining what a tiger loop does, but almost nothing about how it does it. I have not been able to find much of anything...
02-21-15, 03:10 PM
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Posted By ouddingen

Given the weather we are having right now in...

Given the weather we are having right now in Northern VA, I am reluctant to mess with anything too much since the furnace is still operating after a fashion. If we still have power in the morning, I...
02-21-15, 02:41 PM
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Posted By ouddingen

Try this link on OneDrive: ...

Try this link on OneDrive:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=CA0313088D066EFF%21529
I am still baffled by why a leak would only affect operation about 1/3 of the time and at about the same time...
02-21-15, 11:50 AM
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Posted By ouddingen

There is about 3/4" of fuel in the glass at the...

There is about 3/4" of fuel in the glass at the end of the video. You will see the level start to build back up about 50 seconds into the video. That is about where it stays when the the furnace is...
02-21-15, 09:36 AM
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Posted By ouddingen

Grady - Your follow-up much appreciated. I...

Grady -
Your follow-up much appreciated. I have checked all the connections and they are tight. Is there some other way to check, like using soap bubbles when checking for gas leaks? I also...
02-20-15, 05:11 PM
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Posted By ouddingen

Grady & PJmax - Thanks for your replies. In...

Grady & PJmax -
Thanks for your replies. In answer to your questions, no one has checked the vacuum. As to fuel, there is about 14" in the 550 gal tank.
That addresses point 3 in Pete's list from...
02-19-15, 09:56 AM
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Posted By ouddingen

Foam in Tiger loop

I have an Armstrong furnace with Beckett burner and a Type T601 Tiger Loop. My tank is underground and the supply line runs under my garage to the rest of the basement. After the furnace runs for a...
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