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I did the install this morning. Thanks for all...

I did the install this morning. Thanks for all the advice. All went smoothly. I elected to route the fuel line around the back of the boiler and use the existing flare. I didnít know that I could do...
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So I picked up a Tigerloop and was reading the...

So I picked up a Tigerloop and was reading the installation instructions. It shows I need a loop, about a foot wide about a foot tall, extending below the inlet from the supply. There is such a loop...
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Thanks all. As long as Iím not violating any...

Thanks all. As long as Iím not violating any workmanship practices by routing the line across the front high, thatís the way I think I should go. Routing the line low or down the back wall would...
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So after thinking it over, Iím going to go with a...

So after thinking it over, Iím going to go with a Tigerloop with the spin on filter. I figured if the burner lost prime when Iím away, even if the wife is home, sheíd just call a pro, who would...
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That 30 feet was a bit of a hand wave. If that is...

That 30 feet was a bit of a hand wave. If that is near the limit I probably should measure it. I did start surfing up tigerloop. It doesnít sound like a bad thing to have regardless. Itís not even...
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There are no other fittings, at least I think...

There are no other fittings, at least I think not. I watched it being installed and I recall one line into the tank to that fitting about 2í above it.
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Oil burner loses prime

Itís happened a few times now that heating season has ended, so Iím passed thinking itís just a fluke. Iíve a Beckett burner on my hot water boiler. The boiler and oil tank rest on the same level,...
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Well I did install a new ignitor and so far so...

Well I did install a new ignitor and so far so good. I hope I'm not too early in declaring success. It's been almost a week and so far all looks good. As frustrating as this whole thing might...
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So after writing my last post, I went to clean up...

So after writing my last post, I went to clean up and I found the safety had tripped again. I opened the window a bit and hit the reset. I heard the motor spin up, and I saw some smoke come out the...
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I checked the cad cell. The reading fluctuated...

I checked the cad cell. The reading fluctuated between about 870 and 930 ohms. Is that good enough? It's certainly over 800, but I thought the spec was really higher than that. The controller is...
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I didn't need to bleed it again. It fired up...

I didn't need to bleed it again. It fired up after just pushing the reset.

The flame looks good to me, but I'm not an expert and I don't look at too many of these. I thought bright and yellow...
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So the plot thickens. This morning the safety...

So the plot thickens. This morning the safety tripped again. This time it fired up when more or less right away when I hit the reset. There was maybe a two or three second delay from when the...
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I went through and tightened every fastener I...

I went through and tightened every fastener I saw. I never thought to loosen any of them first. I'll give it a try.

Thanks all for the advice.
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OK. So I replaced the pump, replaced the...

OK. So I replaced the pump, replaced the coupling, bled the air, and it started right up. I already had a fusible valve ahead of the filter. So all is good. Or at least it seems that way.

I...
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Do I need a fusible valve over the oil tank? ...

Do I need a fusible valve over the oil tank? It's no where near the oil burner. I replaced the check valve with a flare-flare connector. Oil flows better when I pull a vacuum on the line, but the...
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Yes, that's it. The upper one. Is that a...

Yes, that's it. The upper one. Is that a fusible valve or a check valve?
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There's a 3/8 copper line into the tank and all...

There's a 3/8 copper line into the tank and all the way to the oil burner. There's a fitting above the tank that I never knew what it was. It has 3/8 flare connections in and out and a ~3/4 hex on...
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Did I say electronic. I meant fuel, definitely...

Did I say electronic. I meant fuel, definitely fuel. This morning it wouldn't restart. I couldn't get fuel to flow from the pump. The couple is good. I disassembled the pump and it too looked...
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OK. Thanks. I'll pick up one of those gauges,...

OK. Thanks. I'll pick up one of those gauges, the metal variety, and probably a new set of electrodes. I'm inclined to put a new ignition transformer on it as well.

It ran fine for 5 days,...
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My boiler is from the late 90's. The manual for...

My boiler is from the late 90's. The manual for my boiler calls for 100psi and lists several different nozzle options. The 1.00 90 B is one of those options. That's the same type that's always been...
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Intermittent oil burner ignition

I seem to have an intermittent problem with my oil burner. Last week, while I was on vacation, I got a call from the person who was taking care of our cats. The house was 45F inside. I directed...
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The air valve is at the low point, directed down;...

The air valve is at the low point, directed down; yes. If there was water in it, it would have come out.

It's an Amtrol model 30. We bought this house about 12 years ago, so I know it's at least...
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OK. I checked the pressure in the expansion tank...

OK. I checked the pressure in the expansion tank and there was no water on the air side and the pressure was right around 13psi. Yes, I relieved the system water pressure first. Pretty good since...
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If the regulator is set to 12 psi and there's 12...

If the regulator is set to 12 psi and there's 12 psi in the tank then there should be no water in it. Is that right? Set the tank to about the same as the regulator?
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Good info. I have a 30psi gauge and a hose bib...

Good info. I have a 30psi gauge and a hose bib adapter I was able to attach it to. I'm re-doing the regulator adjustment. The gauge on the boiler wasn't too far off. What it had as 16 was...
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