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Bio-Fuel & Reillo Burner

DTechDTech Member Posts: 1
Can anyone help with this? I just purchased a Buderus with a riello Burner & im seeing leakage under the riello. Someone said it’s because of BioFuel??


  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 13,124
    Could be. Check -- perhaps with Riello -- to make sure that all the gaskets and O-rings and so on are compatible with bio-diesel. Not all are... I do know that bio-fuel and my diesel tractors don't like each other much!

    Though it's just as likely that something didn't get tightened properly.
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  • Robert O'BrienRobert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,220
    Oil burners have had oil leaks since there have been oil burners. What makes you think this is related to biofuel and not just a garden variety oil leak? What level blend are you using?
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  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Member Posts: 3,472
    You just had the installation of a new heating system and you have an oil leak. Did you call back the contractor? Its probably a five minute fix.
    Robert O'Brien
  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Member Posts: 4,317
    edited June 2019
    It’s not the fuel...not unless you’re running a very high bio content. And it wouldn’t happen that fast.
    Humor me...
    So you had a new install, it’s leaking, and rather then call the installing contractor to come out and fix it, your first instinct is to go on the internet to confirm a “someone said”?
    Robert O'Brien
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