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Wet Headed Riellos

GW Member Posts: 4,678
I knew I'd catch some flack. Like I mentioned, we're not quite on top of our ho's yet; almost there. These units are fine 'till about 15 months passes...

So is it me? Your Riellos are dry when you service them?

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  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,678
    Riello issues

    We have a bunch of Riello jobs, mostly 40 F5s. It seems that if the burner goes more than one year w/o a cleaning, the burner head/electrodes get all mucked up... no heat and such.

    Any thoughts on why it's not staying clean?

    I'm still trying to master the "pro-active" burner cleaning program with my customers.

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  • John@Reliable_14
    John@Reliable_14 Member Posts: 171
    that's why it's called annual service (hehehe)

    what type of filter/s? correct nozzle? proper pump psi? electrode setting? and testing. Sometimes it's back to basics
  • AdamN
    AdamN Member Posts: 1

    Sometimes with the Riello being installed in positive fired boilers is such. When the burner shuts down, small amounts of wet oil settle on the head. The slight pos psig remaining after shut down forces thesmall particles through the air tube and out the shutter. Along the way the heat helps harden particles that have settled on the burner head. With a correct st up and annual service , no heat calls are very rare, with an incorrect spec, lack of service or a problematic drafting system, no heat calls are possible.
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