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Clean #2 fuel oil

Techman Member Posts: 2,144
A new customer had an oil smell in the bldg. No Firematic valves and no oil filter. The customer was told they do not need an oil filter because #2 is clean. The oil was leaking out of a bent copper line at a flare fitting on oil pump, bending the flare and flare nut was a little loose also. I wish I had paid better attention in that oil class! Thanks to you, whoever you are. Filter, nozzle, 2 Firematic valves, and 5 hrs labor to remove the indoor blower assembly to clean up the oil.


  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    Don't you just love incompetence?
  • shawnnolan
    shawnnolan Member Posts: 7
    if someone says you do not need an oil filter i would ask what other work they had done to the system to make sure you go over every thing they had done.
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    have you ever owned a automobile that didn't have a oil, air and fuel filter?

    I once owned a 1932 Model A Ford with a splash fed 4 banger motor. I don't remember that it had a oil filter. All others since have had them.

    Where do these people come from?
  • rhowe33
    rhowe33 Member Posts: 6
    I work with P50 diesel, which is almost like jet fuel....don't matter every heating appliance gets an oil filter. There is no exception. Firematic valves are code here in Canada but good luck finding them installed. They are where I work, but not where I live. I work away from home...
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,476

    Don't you just love incompetence?

    Yup- gives us another chance to say (all together now.....)
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
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  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,544
    A picture is worth.....
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    Hello Frank. How is the season treating you so far?