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Russ

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Re: New Burnham Boiler Project
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2016, 09:52:14 pm »
No I really wouldn’t.  My fear would be the float not sealing off and waking up to a garage floor covered with oil.  I had a bad oil leak once already.  Never want that to happen again!  I still havent moved to my metering pump.  I tried it for a while, but I must need to put a solenoid on the line up to the burner because there was residual pressure after the pump shut off and the nozzle would drip oil and make a mess.  Do you have some sort of solenoid between your metering pump and burner?

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Re: New Burnham Boiler Project
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2016, 08:58:15 am »
i do have a solenoid shut off valve with in 3" of the heater block. I do get a residual drip also. i have the burner tipped up at the nozzle end so the unburnt oil runs back down the blast tube  then it drips out the oil supply hole into a catch pan. not the best system but better than the mess it makes in the burn chamber.
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Re: New Burnham Boiler Project
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2016, 10:36:18 am »
Do you guys think that the oil is seeping past the solenoid or maybe residual oil in the pipe from the solenoid to the nozzle?

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Re: New Burnham Boiler Project
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2016, 12:28:47 pm »
I am thinking residual oil from between the solenoid and the nozzle.  In my case, between the metering pump and nozzle.  I remember reading somewhere about a purge type setup where the solenoid closes a few seconds before the rest of the system shuts down to allow the pressure to be relieved.  I'll have to see if I can find that again.

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Re: New Burnham Boiler Project
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2016, 05:49:23 pm »
Russ there is a Honeywell safety control for Becketts that has a programable post-purge. Ithink up to 4 minutes.It help dry the retention head. Not sure if this is what you were talking about but this oil burner guy is funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vsiePKbH68&t=3s
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Re: New Burnham Boiler Project
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2016, 12:39:55 pm »
Ohhh yea, that is a nice control.  I might have to get me one of those.  It sure gives you a lot of control.