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Posted by: doug, February 21, 2017, 08:13:45 pm
Replies: 3

Views: 64

xxEbay metering pumps?
Posted by: doug, February 21, 2017, 08:13:45 pm
Replies: 3

Board: Metering Pumps
Views: 64

mine is a boiler, an aquastat signals the burner to fire and shut off. maybe russ can help you with the thermostat wiring.

after looking at old pictures of my forced air waste oil furnace. there is a fan limit control switch at controlled the burner. it had transformer on it run the 24volt thermostat.
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, February 14, 2017, 07:08:15 pm
Replies: 2

Views: 95

xxOil not igniting
Posted by: ShopSpecialties, February 14, 2017, 07:08:15 pm
Replies: 2

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 95

Water goes to the bottom of tank so it can be easily drained. Your pickup screen should be at least a couple of inches off the bottom.

The nozzle comes apart and there is 3 pieces. Hold it upright with a pair of pliers on the stem and unscrew the top with your 5/8". Spray out the 3 pieces with brake clean onto a paper towel to see if anything comes out. If black carbon pieces come out you need to do a burner rebuild. Clean burn recommends burner rebuilds every year and I say every 2-3 years is good as long as the power is turned off in the Summer.
Posted by: Joe mamma, January 23, 2017, 04:03:15 pm
Replies: 0

Views: 131

clipsiegler oil heater
Posted by: Joe mamma, January 23, 2017, 04:03:15 pm
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Board: User Projects & Pictures
Views: 131

can anyone tell me how the parts stack-up in the burner. haven't been able to find any info on the inner-web yet --- :o
Posted by: ageingrodder, January 22, 2017, 05:45:13 pm
Replies: 10

Views: 230

xxIgnition problems
Posted by: ageingrodder, January 22, 2017, 05:45:13 pm
Replies: 10

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 230

I replaced the o-ring and although that seems like it may have helped, it didn't fix the entire problem.  I think I'm getting plenty of fuel because I'm getting puff-backs.  Beginning to think there may be a fuel contamination issue or igniter issue.  I'll look into that tomorrow.
Posted by: Joe mamma, January 22, 2017, 03:44:47 pm
Replies: 0

Views: 125

clipoil burners --- oil control valves
Posted by: Joe mamma, January 22, 2017, 03:44:47 pm
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Board: User Projects & Pictures
Views: 125

My continuing follow-up and posts of restoring an oil burner. I have read many people trying to figure out the "carburetors". Oil stoves don't have carburetors, they have oil control valves. Yes they do use floats, but are gravity fed. Many of the oil control valves made in the 1940's and 50's are no longer available, however adaptable brand new replacements are available. My project pic is labeled oil "control".
Posted by: Russ, January 22, 2017, 02:22:40 pm
Replies: 3

Views: 230

xxFlame cutting out on ckburner
Posted by: Russ, January 22, 2017, 02:22:40 pm
Replies: 3

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 230

I should also mention that the oring is a size 007.  I found them at Ace Hardware & Oreilly Auto Parts.  They seem pretty common.
Posted by: Russ, January 22, 2017, 02:04:53 pm
Replies: 3

Views: 129

xxRepair and restore Siegler oil burner
Posted by: Russ, January 22, 2017, 02:04:53 pm
Replies: 3

Board: User Projects & Pictures
Views: 129

Ohhh, gotchya.  Well looks like a good project.  I hope to see pictures of the restoration just like the last picture you posted  ;D.  Good luck with your project!
Posted by: Russ, January 22, 2017, 01:51:04 pm
Replies: 1

Views: 114

xxfuel pre-heaters
Posted by: Russ, January 22, 2017, 01:51:04 pm
Replies: 1

Board: Fuel Pre-Heaters
Views: 114

I have seen several creative ideas like this that can help preheat the oil.  It's these type of creative ideas that can lead to success.  Give it a try and let us know how it works!
Posted by: Joe mamma, January 22, 2017, 01:47:01 pm
Replies: 3

Views: 1442

xxHello, My name is oil burner and I'm an Oiloholic. :0)
Posted by: Joe mamma, January 22, 2017, 01:47:01 pm
Replies: 3

Board: Welcome Center
Views: 1442

looks like monster garage. people that know stuff can do fun things with dangerous stuff. i just wanna heat my garage so i can comfortably do other stuff.  ;)
Posted by: Joe mamma, January 22, 2017, 01:30:37 pm
Replies: 16

Views: 7356

xxWhat type of oil are you actually burning?
Posted by: Joe mamma, January 22, 2017, 01:30:37 pm
Replies: 16

Board: Waste Motor Oil
Views: 7356

for what its worth --------

Flash point Examples;      
         Degree's °F
         
   Gasoline (petrol)      −45 °F
   Methyl Alcohol      52
   Ethyl Alcohol, Ethanol      63
   Diesel (2-D)      126 °F
   Kerosene      100–162 °F
   Jet fuel (A/A-1)      100 - 150
   Biodiesel      266
   Motor oil      420 - 485
   Gear oil      375 - 580
It all burns. How "thick" or "sticky" is important.