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Anyway for Home owner to adjust flue

Hi folks new here. I had trouble with my oil fired burner spuddering bad enough I had to shut it down. So I changed filter and screen. I have a top feed Roth 275 in basement. Also a tiger loop. The loop never filled with foam. It opperates as it’s supposed to. So I decided to change nozzle. Only on startup now it hesitates for less than 5 seconds. Lotta information there.
Now the question how can I With no instructions adjust the flue with the weight on it.
Much thanks. David

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 21,117
    Don't. Just don't. There is no way that it is possible to adjust an oil burner -- or gas burner -- to fire properly without the combustion test equipment.

    You may be able to get it to at least light off, true. But will you be getting anything like the heat output you are paying for? Highly unlikely. Will it be sooting up your boiler and chimney? Probably. Will it cost you more than you saved when it finally dies? Almost certainly.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    SuperTech
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,830
    Some burners have a delay on start up to build up nozzle pressure I think, have not done a lot of oil lately.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,133
    You need to call a professional. Or keep fiddling with it and create a huge mess.
    steve
  • toothcleaner
    toothcleaner Member Posts: 7
    You guys figured I’m a novice. My guy that serviced it is a friend who’s been in industry >20 years. He told me how to do the things I’ve stated. But he’s not well right now so I’m not bothering him. 07002 area
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 21,117
    That's as it may be; the fact of the matter is that you can't make any adjustments to the "flue with the weight on it" without setting the combustion rates and intake and overfire draughts properly first, and you can't do that without the proper instruments. If you know how to use them, have at it.

    By the way. The "flue with the weight on it" does have a proper name in the trade...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    DZoro
  • toothcleaner
    toothcleaner Member Posts: 7
    Damper?
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 21,117
    Almost there. Better figure out what it's called and why it's there and what it does before you start trying to adjust it, though...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,830
    Your getting warm. Need to raise the bar.
  • toothcleaner
    toothcleaner Member Posts: 7
    Ok barometric damper. I thought you would’ve got that
  • toothcleaner
    toothcleaner Member Posts: 7
    And I don’t have the tool to check the stack pipe. Even having one doesn’t garrenty it’s proper use
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 21,117
    We did get it. Our point is that it is an important control in the overall firing of the burner, and you simply can't fiddle with it without checking and adjusting all the burner controls, which has to be done with the proper equipment and training. Which, honestly, we weren't sure you had at hand
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Grallert
    Grallert Member Posts: 563
    As you've probably picked up on now, you really need to have someone with the training And the tools have a look at your appliance. There are few things worse than having a running soak or a soot up. Believe me it is time and money well spent. We've all been around long enough to have seen the worst of the worst and in a lot of cases it's heart breaking.
    NY_RobSuperTech
  • toothcleaner
    toothcleaner Member Posts: 7
    Thanks guys. I’ll go hang around the local GPS Store and see if I can get someone to come over who works on oil burners
    Grallert