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Oil boiler will not fire

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cutter
cutter Member Posts: 292
This boiler has sat idle for 13 years. I cleaned the burner of all the dust collected over the years, and set the electrodes according to what is on the burner. The fuel line was empty, and I changed the filter. I turned the boiler on and heard things running, the oil filter is full now. I have a 2 pipe system. The boiler control is a Honeywell R8182E.
Should I press the reset and try again. The burner guy I had called said he could not come out till next week. I should have called someone else, but I thought there was not that many oil guys around here I. I would kind of like some heat, its not warming up here in Minnesota.
Any ideas?

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  • DZoro
    DZoro Member Posts: 1,048
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    You got some really good advice on your other post...…
    Probably time for A: good hvac tech, B: new oil.
  • cutter
    cutter Member Posts: 292
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    DZoro said:

    You got some really good advice on your other post...…
    Probably time for A: good hvac tech, B: new oil.

    DZoro, I have a tech lined up but he won't be out till next week, I would like to get a little heat before then. I pulled some oil from the bottom of the tank and it looks OK.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Call a different guy, and follow the recommendation I and others gave you on the other post. No where did anyone mention blowing off dust and starter the burner.
    Sorry but you just don't have the skills, tools or knowledge to make this work.
    Also, and it's probably too late, stop pushing the reset button. You may be loading up the chamber with oil, and then you don't want it to light off.
    And be honest when the tech comes out as to how many times you did press the button so the tech doesn't get blamed for burning down your house.

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

    DZoro
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,855
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    > @STEVEusaPA said:
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    > And be honest when the tech comes out as to how many times you did press the button so the tech doesn't get blamed for burning down your house.

    I dont know about PA. but on L.I. everybody says they only hit the button once.
    When it's a bad igniter, an interrupted primary with lockout function goes in as well.
    Riello should have that.
    And I sure dont miss the 5x some would reset the RA117A.
    DZoro
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,885
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    HVACNUT said:

    And I sure dont miss the 5x some would reset the RA117A.

    Only 5 times? :o

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  • cutter
    cutter Member Posts: 292
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    STEVEusaPA, HVACNUT, Steamhead, In another post on here sometime back I saw where someone got scolded for pushing the reset button, so I have not pushed the reset button at all. That is why I asked if I should push the button.
    I have left it alone and tomorrow I am going to call someone else and see when they can come out. The guy that is too busy, I got his name from the oil company. That guy is also way north of me, and I found out there are some oil guys closer.

    A lot of oil burners went by the wayside when oil prices went up so I thought oil guys were few and far.

    The house is around 55* now and I can handle that, when I wake up with frost on the blankets I'am in trouble.

    Thanks for the help you guys have given me now and in the past, You guys are a pretty good bunch.
  • DZoro
    DZoro Member Posts: 1,048
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    If it hasn't been pushed then yes go ahead and push it. Pay attention with your eyes, ears, and timeline. of everything that is happening with the system right after you do. A video is a good thing to do. Save it for the tech when he arrives. Don't do any close peeking into the window if you have. You can leave the window flap open if you have one. Just stay aside of it.
  • cutter
    cutter Member Posts: 292
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    DZoro, I am just going to leave it alone. I can most likely do more damage than anything else. This boiler ran and ran good when shut down years ago, I feel it will run again unless something in it died from lack of use.
    DZoro