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DAN1M
DAN1M Member Posts: 1
A FEW QUESTIONS

Q1 I JUST BOUGHT A HOUSE, SHOULD THE OIL HEATING SYSTEM BE COMING ON IN 75 DEGREE WEATER WHEN THE THEROMSTATE IS ON 60?



Q2 IT HAS A TAG ON A GLASS TUBE HALF WATER HALF AIR STATING THE SYSTEM SHOULD BE FLUSHED/BLEED ONCE A WEEK.  WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO MY SYSTEM ON A WEEKLY BASIS?

THANK YOU

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  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,658
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    You got steam heat!!

    Sounds like you have a steam boiler system. Try Dan's "You got steam heat"



    It will give you a complete education...You'll probably know more after reading it than most technicians.



    http://www.heatinghelp.com/products/Steam-Heating-Books/25/61/We-Got-Steam-Heat-A-Homeowners-Guide-to-Peaceful-Coexistence
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,448
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    It also...

    sounds like you have a tankless coil in your boiler for your domestic hot water. That has to maintain temperature all the time.... It would be a really good idea to read up on what you have.
  • Rod
    Rod Posts: 2,067
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    Heating System

    Hi- Though you haven't given us much info on your system, I suspect that it is a steam heating.  Does it have radiators throughout the house?  If it does, post some pictures of the radiators and of your boiler so we can tell you more about your heating system.



    Answer to your Q1 : "SHOULD THE OIL HEATING SYSTEM BE COMING ON IN 75 DEGREE WATER WHEN THE THERMOSTAT IS ON 60?"   If the boiler also is used for heating domestic water, the system may turn on occasionally to heat  water for sinks, showers etc.

    Answer to your Q2: "IT HAS A TAG ON A GLASS TUBE HALF WATER HALF AIR STATING THE SYSTEM

    SHOULD BE FLUSHED/BLEED ONCE A WEEK.  WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO MY SYSTEM

    ON A WEEKLY BASIS ?"   What you have said would indicate that you system is probably steam. (As I mentioned above let us know a little more about your system so we can properly identify it.)



    There are some very good books on steam heating in the Shop section of this website. I would recommend one called "We Got Steam Heat!" It's especially written for the homeowner new to steam heating. It's easy reading and in an evening or two will put your knowledge of steam heating light years ahead. Here is a link to it:

    http://www.heatinghelp.com/products/Steam-Heating-Books/25/61/We-Got-Steam-Heat-A-Homeowners-Guide-to-Peaceful-Coexistence

    - Rod
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