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Beckett oil pump 6527

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Snooper48
Snooper48 Member Posts: 1
Is it safe and professional for a boiler 
tech to replace a pump
 doesn’t check pressure for new pump
 doesn’t have gauge with him, but says 
it looks fine ?
 

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  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,837
    edited February 2023
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    That is not. The factory pump setting is probably 100 PSI
    The burner may require 140 PSI.
    Call the company and ask if their technicians are required to follow manufacturer instructions when doing repairs or replacing parts?

    If the say YES then ask them for the report of the pump pressure and the combustion analysis results as listed in the replacement pump instructions that you found online
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
    Snooper48MaxMercyMikeAmann
  • BDR529
    BDR529 Member Posts: 285
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    Replaced pump on what?
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,837
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    BDR529 said:

    Replaced pump on what?

    on any Beckett oil burner equipped with a clean cut pump.
    When a fuel pump is replaced on any oil burner, regardless of the application, the fuel to air mixture MUST be known in order to get the adjustments correct.
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
  • BDR529
    BDR529 Member Posts: 285
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    Was it a retro fit burner on a Arco liner? You going to reinvent the wheel with 20 calls backed up?

    All pumps are shipped out at 100psi as you know. All industry standard is +/- 5% no matter what it is.

    Someone is looking to make problems and call backs for other reasons.
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,847
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    BDR529 said:

    Was it a retro fit burner on a Arco liner? You going to reinvent the wheel with 20 calls backed up?

    All pumps are shipped out at 100psi as you know. All industry standard is +/- 5% no matter what it is.

    Someone is looking to make problems and call backs for other reasons.

    Doesn't matter! You justify crappie work because your backed up life's a ****! Don't take any new calls!

    You're ASSUMing its correct, Check and verify all parts! The customer is paying for a service, part of that service is to properly set it up, perform a combustion analyses.
    SuperTech
  • MaxMercy
    MaxMercy Member Posts: 508
    edited February 2023
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    BDR529 said:



    All pumps are shipped out at 100psi as you know. All industry standard is +/- 5% no matter what it is.

    Like Ed said, not every burner is set to 100lbs.

    Still, no repairs should be made to a burner without doing a combustion analysis. What happens if the original setup might have been leaning toward rich (for instance) and the new pump might be 5-10lbs higher than the one that was replaced...
    EdTheHeaterMan
  • SuperTech
    SuperTech Member Posts: 2,164
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    BDR529 said:
    Was it a retro fit burner on a Arco liner? You going to reinvent the wheel with 20 calls backed up? All pumps are shipped out at 100psi as you know. All industry standard is +/- 5% no matter what it is. Someone is looking to make problems and call backs for other reasons.
    The fact that it's a retrofit burner on a very old boiler makes combustion analysis and measuring pump pressure even more important. There is no excuse for not doing the job properly.  I can do these two things in 15 minutes, that's not going to make or break the rest of the day.  Don't do a job if you don't have the time, skills, knowledge or tools to do it correctly. 
    EdTheHeaterManSTEVEusaPAMikeAmann
  • BDR529
    BDR529 Member Posts: 285
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    Bah HaHa!