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Black Eye

NickM
NickM Member Posts: 25
Below you will see the Weil Mclain oil fired boiler which keep s me up many of nights.Last year I had it down fired and added new controls which saved me 15% of my oil ussage. FANTASTIC

It is run in the summer for domestic hot water but about a month ago it went into "lockout" and refused to recycle.  After inspection it was found that the eye which sees fire was blacken with soot/oil.  It was cleaned , but last night it went into locklout again. 

What should I be looking at ?

This is a symptom for what bigger problem ? 

Why all the soot and unburned oil ???

Any thoughts ?

Regards

Nick

Comments

  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,838
    It shouldn't do that

    you may have a draft problem, lack of combustion air, wrong nozzle, wrong head setting, etc. Get a real pro in there. 
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  • NickM
    NickM Member Posts: 25
    Elimination

    It theer anyway I can eliminate some of the possibilities?

    This boiler was "tunedup" when I had the nozels changed to down fire it

    and was running great though the winter and spring

    Thanks for responding

    Nick
  • NickM
    NickM Member Posts: 25
    Elimination

    It theer anyway I can eliminate some of the possibilities?

    This boiler was "tunedup" when I had the nozels changed to down fire it

    and was running great though the winter and spring

    Thanks for responding

    Nick
  • Robert_25
    Robert_25 Member Posts: 361
    Sooty burn

    So this started after you had the boiler downfired?  I'm going to guess that the burner wasn't properly adjusted after the nozzle was swapped out.  There is also the possibility that the nozzle is not the proper angle.
  • Greg Maxwell
    Greg Maxwell Member Posts: 212
    Black Eye

    You need to get someone in there do do a proper cleaning, and combustion test. After that is done, your problem should be solved.
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