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Oil burners

It's been my experience that everyone carried Beckett and Carlin parts at one time and din't carry a lot of Riello but this has changed in the last five or so years. Riello, hands down makes a better oil burner than anyone. I wouldn't say the same for thier gas burner.

As for warm air furnaces, they tend to use small nozzle (orifice that oil is sprayed through) for firing the oil. In that case, and even in cases where larger nozzles are used, we are seeing a lot more dirt in the oil. We recommend using at least a double filter at the tank with Microflo filtration on the first cartridge to get you down to 10 microns of dirt and then a Garber to take it down to 5 microns.

Best of luck. Whomever installs this should be sure when starting it that the C02 is tuned to be 12-12.5% and the O2 is tuned 4.5-5.5%. All this should be topped off with a "smoke test" of zero.

A smoke test is done using a plunger and a piece of filter paper and the paper should look almost perfectly clean after 10 pulls on the sampler.


  • J Matthers_2
    J Matthers_2 Member Posts: 140
    Oil Burners

    A little help. While my own house is all radiant i have a house I rent out and the furnace just died. My oil Co. / Heating Co. is suggesting a Bryant with a Rialo burner as a replacement. Not sure the make of the old furnace. Any comments or suggestions? Thanks.
  • John@Reliable_14
    John@Reliable_14 Member Posts: 171

    Riello is a great burner (it's in my own house). Draw backs, not all service techs will/can work on them plus non-standard parts. I would look into either Hallmark or Thermo pride for the furnace. If you have renters that run out of oil often or keep the tank low stay with a Beckett or Carlin for ease of priming and service.
  • J Matthers_2
    J Matthers_2 Member Posts: 140

    Thanks John
  • Tom Hopkins
    Tom Hopkins Member Posts: 552

    best oil furnace is Thermopride,my next choice would be Hallmark.Their HX construction is vastly superior.

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  • Mitch_4
    Mitch_4 Member Posts: 955

    You say the house is "radiant"

    Do you by chance have a BOILER"? A furnace heats your house with hot air, never seen a radiant forced air system.

    If it is a furnace, I cannot comment on Thermopride as I never seen on in Canada.

    I use Olsen, they are THE oil furmace in Canada, sold all over, adn a lot of their stuff is energystar rated.

  • J Matthers_2
    J Matthers_2 Member Posts: 140

    North East...east end of LI
  • J Matthers_2
    J Matthers_2 Member Posts: 140

    Mitch, The house I live in is radiant/warmboard/geo. Love it. The house with the furnace is a house I rent out (landlord).
  • Al Gregory
    Al Gregory Member Posts: 260

    Regal is made by Hallmark, its cheaper and runs excellant with a Carlin.
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