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12-08-15, 08:34 PM
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Posted By TtTankEngine

Thanks for the reply and apologies for not...

Thanks for the reply and apologies for not responding sooner. I was afraid I might burn out my ignition transformer.

Regards, T
11-27-15, 05:21 PM
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Views: 817
Posted By TtTankEngine

Jumping primary "F" terminals

Hello all:

I've been reading a lot of conflicting information on the internet about how to, and how long you can leave the "F" terminals on a primary jumped. If I want to leave the terminals...
04-12-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,916
Posted By TtTankEngine

Answer

I found an original Suntec A series bypass plug in a box of otherwise unmarked hex/set plugs I had squirreled away. If you ever find yourself in a such a situation, here are the approximate...
04-07-14, 08:33 PM
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Views: 2,916
Posted By TtTankEngine

Suntec A series bypass plug size?

Hello all:

I am trying to find the actual dimensions the Suntec series A bypass plug. The literature says 1/16" or perhaps 1/16" NPT. When I went to the Big Orange Box store I was actually...
02-25-12, 07:25 PM
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Posted By TtTankEngine

Hi Grady. Thanks for the reply. I always look...

Hi Grady. Thanks for the reply. I always look forward to hearing from you.

I had a feeling the primary might be bad when I held down the contacts to keep the burner running and it seemed to make...
02-24-12, 05:11 PM
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Views: 5,077
Posted By TtTankEngine

Bad cad cell, primary, or both?

Hi all,

This one has me stumped. My burner would fire, quit, fire, quit and so on in rapid succession. I took the cover off the primary and could see the relay contacts open and close in one...
07-19-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,809
Posted By TtTankEngine

Problem solved

Thanks again for all the replies,

I went to HF today and bought a $9 heat gun. Using low heat I was able to get the hard PVC to turn pliable in about a minute. When it turned from white to...
07-18-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,809
Posted By TtTankEngine

More info and pics

Thanks to all for your replies.

I had the time to take another look today. The cable is round, not flat, and about 7/16" in diameter. The two feet or so I was able to see had absolutely no...
07-17-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,809
Posted By TtTankEngine

Thanks for the reply. Anything I do with a...

Thanks for the reply.

Anything I do with a razor knife invariably nicks the insulation on the conductors. I tried using my tubing cutter to make a ring around the plastic so I could snap it off,...
07-16-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,809
Posted By TtTankEngine

How do I strip this?

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How do I strip this?

I came across this today while...
04-24-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,708
Posted By TtTankEngine

Condenser fan motor weeping oil

Hello all,

During my ritualistic cleaning of the leaves from inside my condenser, I noticed that the fan motor has been weeping oil. It was enough that it came up and obscured the nameplate on...
02-28-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By TtTankEngine

Thanks for the advice

From now on I will always use gloves. But what about the smell? What do you do after you get #2 on you? ;)
02-20-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By TtTankEngine

That wonderful number 2 smell

I've actually become to enjoy working on oil burning furnaces. I think I may have missed my calling in life ;). But the one thing I cannot abide is the stench of #2 fuel oil. No matter how many...
02-20-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By TtTankEngine

Thanks to all

HF comes to the rescue again. I should have looked there first, before posting. Thanks Furd, for the links. And Grady, yes that tach I was referring to was one I saw used to adjust idle speed on a...
02-18-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By TtTankEngine

Contact tachs

I remember them! Basically, just an adjustable wire and tube. Set the wire to a certain length, touch it to the motor, and see if it vibrates, right? A scale on the handle measured rpm. (?)
...
02-16-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By TtTankEngine

Thanks

I just wanted to know if there was a tool like an automotive timing light that lets you check actual rpm. On the rare occasion I have to replace a coupler, I put a chalk mark on the end I can see...
02-08-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By TtTankEngine

Testing motor speed?

Hello again,

I would like to know if there is an easy (and cheap) way to test that an oil pump motor is running at its rated rpm? Also, are there any cool tricks to check if a coupler is...
01-30-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,790
Posted By TtTankEngine

Looking for Suntec pump diagram

Hello all,

Suntec has a lot of great info on the internet, but the one thing I just can't seem to find is a diagram - sometimes called the exploded view - of their A1VA-7000 series pumps. Is...
11-21-10, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,323
Posted By TtTankEngine

Placement

Thanks Grady. I owe you one. :beers:
11-21-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,323
Posted By TtTankEngine

A few more questions

Thanks Grady,

Is vacuum a good indicator of how hard a pump is having to work? If so, I was thinking of installing a vacuum gauge permanently as a heads-up against future filter/line clogging. I...
11-20-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,323
Posted By TtTankEngine

Hello again, I put the new pump on today and...

Hello again,

I put the new pump on today and tested for vacuum at the second intake port after bleeding the pump. I got 2" Hg, which is well within spec. If I understand correctly, this would...
11-19-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,323
Posted By TtTankEngine

Vacuum check

Hi Grady,

I picked up a Suntec A1YA-7912 today for just under $80. I have flushed the intake line with compressed air and carb cleaner. No check valve, but the first time I tried to blow it out...
11-18-10, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,323
Posted By TtTankEngine

Thanks Grady, As usual, great info. I think...

Thanks Grady,

As usual, great info. I think I have a high lift and long run problem. Six years ago a tech converted our formally two line supply to single. Since then, when I change fuel...
11-18-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,323
Posted By TtTankEngine

Fuel pump: One line or two?

Hello all,

Is there any benefit to a two line set-up on a fuel pump? I think I read in this forum that a one line system is always better unless a two line set-up is required, which might be my...
11-10-10, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,746
Posted By TtTankEngine

Thanks everyone. I think I got it. :thumbup:

Thanks everyone. I think I got it. :thumbup:
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