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Hi Dan,
Simple question. Which way does one turn the oil line valve on our hot water heater's Aero oil burner to shut it off or close it? There is no indicator on the faucet like valve. Clockwise or Counterclockwise?


  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 10,274Member
    It's a rare valve that doesn't shut off clockwise...

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Posts: 2,818Member
    Better question, why do you need to close the valve?
    What kind of valve? If it's a fire-matic, could be broke if your spinning it and the handle comes off.
  • billtwocasebilltwocase Posts: 2,385Member
    righty tighty, lefty loosey. Turning the "wheel" counter clockwise opens the valve, and you will see the threaded stem of the valve become more present as it in in the open position. When it sops, you stop, or the solder will break loose in the handle, and then you are out of business
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