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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ajparry89 on October 03, 2019, 11:58:52 am »
Ok, i will check that and adjust that and see how it goes.

yes, it seems to be running OK.  it will get its first full night run tomorrow night it looks like, according to the forecast for central PA.    Thank you very much for all your help!
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ShopSpecialties on October 02, 2019, 07:53:41 pm »
You are going to want to adjust combustion air to where you find a happy medium. The more you close it the longer and brighter the flame. Open it up and the flame is short and orange. Having it to much open also pushes more heat out the stovepipe. That combustion air also throws the spark out into the oil stream so you do not want to have it closed off to small either.

Watch your watch flame and slowly adjust it to see how the flame reacts. Also when you open your inspection door you are adding combustion air which will shorten your flame and then it will grow back when you close it. So you need to remember to account for that also.

Good to hear things are improving and getting better.
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ajparry89 on October 02, 2019, 11:45:01 am »
Well, I did have some flu issues, I fixed those, and no more smoking out the boiler!  I got the air set to about 13psi and the oil set so the smoke is clear coming out the top.  It is running great!   

my only other question is, that piece that broke that i showed a picture of, the piece that opens or closes the air inlet to the fan (i fixed it, JB weld!)....how do i know how to adjust that?  when should it be opened more, or when should it be closed more?
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ShopSpecialties on October 01, 2019, 09:44:29 am »
The flame should have a bright body with orange tips and no smoke coming out the stack.

Overfiring is when you have to much oil pressure and blowing smoke out the stack.

With this being some type of coal boiler and not a waste boiler I do not have a clue about the insulation. Is there a mfg nameplate on the boiler ? The insulation should definitely not be burning. Is it soaked in oil and the oil is burning off ? 
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ajparry89 on October 01, 2019, 06:21:18 am »
i can open the door and view my flame, yes.  any easy way to describe a good looking flame?    ive also gone by clear smoke out the chimney, is that correct too?

overfiring? 

also, i notice that on the inside of the furnace door there is some insulation type material laid all over it, almost for the purpose of sealing the door?  sort of like insulation you see in a house, but obviously it must be different, that stuff would catch on fire.  when i cleaned out the furnace last year i think i accidentally cleaned some of that stuff off.  is there insulation/sealing material out there meant for what i am describing? 
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ShopSpecialties on September 30, 2019, 08:29:31 pm »
Put air at 12-14 PSI. Oil pressure ???? I would set oil pressure by looking at the flame if you have a viewport to make it easy. If you cannot see the flame then we play the guessing game.

The smoke could be from overfiring, plugged full of ash, bird nest in the stovepipe cap..........
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ajparry89 on September 30, 2019, 07:13:13 pm »
So mostly good news....got it all back together, and it fired right up!!   sounds a lot different too, like whistling more.  not sure if thats just because its clean and working better or not...im not complaining, just commenting.   

so under normal circumstances, what should the air and oil pressures be set to?   

also, not sure why it would do this, or maybe its a different problem...but it seems to be smoking out of the furnace doors a lot more than it ever did before.   is that simply a draft issue, or could that be something else?  never had a draft problem.  is that just because its not really cold out yet and its not drafting hard like it will in the cold weather? 
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ShopSpecialties on September 22, 2019, 03:44:08 pm »
Braze, solder or maybe try some JB-weld ?
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ajparry89 on September 22, 2019, 03:16:07 pm »
Ok good to know.   

next, is there a part number for this piece?  that spins around the outside of the air inlet for the fan, for more or less air.  I took it off during cleaning, and to clean it cause everything was filthy, and lets just say it didnt make it very far through that process lol.   or are there any tricks for a makeshift one? 
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Oil pressure regulator
« Last post by ShopSpecialties on September 22, 2019, 02:04:10 pm »
This is how I do every single one of mine.

Pickup screen - check valve - 3/4" black iron pipe - 3/4" street L - Lenz filter - 3/4"male to 1/2" female swivel - 1/2" hex nipple.

I am very picky about this part but you are close and on the right track. Also you should never use Teflon on the suction side. I use Loctite #2 gasket sealant because it sets and will not get pulled through the threads like Teflon can.
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