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Oil Heater

Brenda Member Posts: 1
I was hoping someone could answer my question about my heater, it uses oil and over the weekend I ran out. I called the oil co. on monday but they said it wouldn't be able to deliver any fuel untill Thursday. They told me that I could just go get some diesel from a gas station to tied me over till then, which they said is what oil is, so I went and got some and put it in the tank. I tried to start the heater, fliped the switch and pushed the button like the heater guy had shown me(its an old cranky heater)and the motor came on but not the burner and I didn't smell any fuel when I pushed the button, usualy I can smell it just a little. So I was wondering if the line might not have any fuel in it since I ran out and if so how can I get the fuel to come through?
If it helps the sticker on the side of the motor reads,
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Listed Commercial Standard CS-75 Oil burner cp - 649351 for use with group 1 or 2 primary safety controls oil not heavier than no.2

Thank You, Brenda


  • Techman
    Techman Member Posts: 2,144
    out of oil

    Brenda, Diesel or kerosene would do just fine. It sounds like the fuel pump needs to be bled or purged,but doing that by yourself,without some experience can be very messy,smelly and just a little dangerous.Call an oil service company this time,maybe they will show you how to properly bleed the system for the next time. Waiting from Monday to Thursday for an oil delivery seems to be a bit of await ,I would be upset about the 4 day waiting time .Good Luck
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