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Posted By Mike7000

Looking for help sizing Flexible Flue Liner for Boiler.

I want to reline a masonry chimney with a flexible stainless steel liner.

The inside dimensions of the chimney are 7 X 11 inches. The chimney is 25 feet high.

The boiler has an 8 inch round...
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Posted By Mike7000

Replacement Steam Boiler Advice Needed

We are going to replace a 1940's steam boiler (coal converted to oil fired) with a new unit.

There are some questions that we have for this install that I would like some experienced advice for....
12-29-09, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Mike7000

I just got a few gallons of red "agricultural"...

I just got a few gallons of red "agricultural" fuel oil to test.

Interestingly.... this new oil runs the burner exactly the same as the stuff we have in our tank.

Grady, I think you may be...
12-29-09, 10:56 AM
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Posted By Mike7000

Thanks for the info on the red dye. I did...

Thanks for the info on the red dye.

I did the diesel experiment, and as I suspected there is a difference in the way the burner ran on the two different fuels.

I will not say that I am 100%...
12-28-09, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Mike7000

No carb cleaner yet.... but I did blow out the...

No carb cleaner yet.... but I did blow out the nozzle line, and I even checked the nozzle seat seal with compressed air and soap solution.....no bubbles around the seat...

The Z dimension is 1...
12-28-09, 06:11 PM
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Posted By Mike7000

Yes to all. I've had it completely stripped down...

Yes to all. I've had it completely stripped down and I cleaned "everything", even the blower blades. It is configured exactly the same as it was the day it was installed except as I stated earlier,...
12-28-09, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Mike7000

OK.... so I took a gallon plastic jug and filled...

OK.... so I took a gallon plastic jug and filled with some oil from the bleeder screw.

I then made a short length of cooper tube with a flare on one end and attached it to the inlet of the pump,...
12-25-09, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Mike7000

AERO CF-32 We have the water heater and a...

AERO CF-32

We have the water heater and a steam boiler both on the same tank. The line that enters the basement splits and goes to each burner. Both burners are AFG's.

The steam boiler is set...
12-25-09, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Mike7000

Thank you Grady. :) I've heard of tiger...

Thank you Grady. :)

I've heard of tiger loops for air, but it didn't occur to me that they might work as a cold oil solution.... interesting.

The increased pressure has solved the problem in...
12-25-09, 04:35 PM
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Posted By Mike7000

How do you check a Beckett Cleancut pumps pressure (Bad Oil?)

On a Beckett/Suntec Cleancut pump (A2EA-6520)

I made a test gauge using a 200psi water tank gauge with a small flare fitting adapted to it.

I then connected the gauge to the 3/16" flared...
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