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  1. Thread: New Sman3

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    The one thing I remember from high school...

    The one thing I remember from high school chemistry (1969) was a sign the teacher had. "The more you know, the more you know you don't know." It is so true.
  2. Thread: On Call Incentive

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    I work for an oil company in the northeast. We...

    I work for an oil company in the northeast. We get ten dollars a day on call plus OT door to door. The calls are screened by an owner or boss and the customer is told it is an after hours rate,...
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    Best thing is to do an internet search to get an...

    Best thing is to do an internet search to get an idea of what other's have for asking prices. If it was a restored original than there are price guides. Your's is tough because beauty is in the eye...
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    If you are learning the nozzle wrench that's ok. ...

    If you are learning the nozzle wrench that's ok. For wrenches a standard set of combination wrenches is a fine beginning. Sears, Husky, or Cobalt from Lowes are all good sets. A five in one, or...
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    Here's an opinion, no one I have worked with in...

    Here's an opinion, no one I have worked with in 13 years uses a nozzle wrench. I had one given to me and don't like it. I prefer a 3/8 and 3/4 to do the job. Once you learn the feel it works fine. ...
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    Your location says New England and you speak of...

    Your location says New England and you speak of oil burners. So it sounds like at this point burners is your thing. Start off by copying what your uncle has. If there is something you don't have...
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    maytim, Click on my name, my e mail should...

    maytim,

    Click on my name, my e mail should should show. Send me a message I may have a recommendation.

    Leo
  8. Thread: tool wish list

    by Leo
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    My wish is to work for a boss like yours instead...

    My wish is to work for a boss like yours instead of one who questions every request from five dollars to five hundred dollars.

    Leo
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    Someone said Sears is good for just a ratchet or...

    Someone said Sears is good for just a ratchet or socket. I have found it is sometime cheaper to buy the set than one or two pieces. Another thing Sears now mixes junk with the Craftsman brand along...
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    Get it done right, now. With today's oil prices...

    Get it done right, now. With today's oil prices you want it as efficient as possible. It may be a simple adjustment or it may need something simple like a new nozzle they can be bad right out of the...
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    Have these guys always done your work? If not...

    Have these guys always done your work? If not why not go back to the company that did right by you. I work for an oil company and occasionally we get new customers over price but often we get them...
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    That burner is fairly easy to tune provided you...

    That burner is fairly easy to tune provided you have had the training and use the proper equipment. It tunes differently than a traditional burner. Burnsreallyclean also.

    Leo
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    I will work on getting the information. My own...

    I will work on getting the information. My own experience was with oil. I wasn't in the business then but my wife at the time worked for an oil company. Cape style house converted from steam to...
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    Now my turn to add to the confusion. Radiant...

    Now my turn to add to the confusion. Radiant heat is the most comfortable to live with. It is more costly to install but cheaper to run. As someone else said make sure it is installed properly...
  15. Thread: Oil Furnace Intake

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    I just remembered we had a unit in the work area...

    I just remembered we had a unit in the work area of an auto dealership melting burner components. After investigating we found they had installed a large exhaust fan activated by a CO sensor. It...
  16. Thread: Oil Furnace Intake

    by Leo
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    If you had a dusty environment I would recommend...

    If you had a dusty environment I would recommend a fresh air intake direct to the burner. But!!! In your case you have the exhaust fan which changes everything. You will not only be starving the...
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    I don't have scientific numbers but from talking...

    I don't have scientific numbers but from talking to people who have made similar changes it is more like you will burn 70% of what you used to burn not save 70%.

    Leo
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    You may not have an oversized furnace but you may...

    You may not have an oversized furnace but you may have inadequate return(s). You need someone who knows how to size a unit and system to see exactly what you have. In some cases the noise is caused...
  19. Thread: Re: Your Customers

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    Don't be rude, I didn't cause your problem...

    Don't be rude, I didn't cause your problem (hopefully).

    Don't question my ability, I'm by no means perfect but I take my job seriously. I am glad to answer your questions you are writing the...
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    He probably won't give you the heat loss since it...

    He probably won't give you the heat loss since it takes some time to work up. Often times one guy does the heat loss then the customer uses it to compare then hires the cheapest guy who didn't take...
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    Kerosene can be clear or dyed red. The red is...

    Kerosene can be clear or dyed red. The red is more common in my area. What you are describing sounds more like on road diesel fuel. Unless she has monitor heaters or something similar a furnace...
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    I am extremely disappointed. Listening to so...

    I am extremely disappointed. Listening to so many comments about Fluke a couple months ago I got some extra money and bought a Fluke 117. I registered online at the Fluke sight and everything. ...
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    This thread has gotten interesting as it has...

    This thread has gotten interesting as it has traveled in a couple directions. First off the original post cracks me up. Guy is unhappy so he comes to a site full of HVAC guys and slams the...
  24. Thread: Jb Vacuum Pump

    by Leo
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    If he doesn't make it right as in REPLACING IT I...

    If he doesn't make it right as in REPLACING IT I would no longer carry one. I have an electronic combustin analyzer. The boss could care less until a mfg rep asked if we used one. He then was...
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    We are a small oil company that does AC also. ...

    We are a small oil company that does AC also. Usually jobs such as this will have two guys. The owner had a nice fold up canopy that he lost to the heating department. It works great for Condensor...
  26. Thread: HVAC interview

    by Leo
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    Start by changing your screen name, it gives me a...

    Start by changing your screen name, it gives me a bad reputation.

    Leo
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    That was great. Leo

    That was great.

    Leo
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    When I was a kid Black and Decker was one of the...

    When I was a kid Black and Decker was one of the biggest in electric hand tools. We all know how that has evolved. We may not see it overnight but the same could happen to Fluke. A "Big Name" as we...
  29. When the boss gave the allowance did he give it...

    When the boss gave the allowance did he give it so you wouldn't keep depending on company tools? Test equipment is important. Do you do installs? What jobs have you been on that you needed...
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    I also agree with HeyBob. Now it is simple to...

    I also agree with HeyBob. Now it is simple to open a window and do the test he suggested but I find all too often people talk all around this and DON'T DO IT. If the nozzle is good and not...
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    If the light on the control comes on when hooking...

    If the light on the control comes on when hooking up the draft proving tube it appears the signal has reached the control. If you go through resets, latch ups etc and the burner motor doesn't start...
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    Ok now you have added more information. The tube...

    Ok now you have added more information. The tube to the power vent is a safety. If the power vent goes bad and it can, it may sound like it is working but isn't. The tube is for proving draft.
    ...
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    If your problem is in fact water and you never...

    If your problem is in fact water and you never had a problem I would worry about that underground tank. I would never buy a home with an underground tank. In this day and age the liability isn't...
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    If this is a Carlin control it should not go into...

    If this is a Carlin control it should not go into Latch Up unless the reset button is pushed twice with no ignition. It then latches up to keep idiots from using the reset button as a telegraph key....
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    The reason the pros asked so many questions is,...

    The reason the pros asked so many questions is, the unit can go off and need to be reset because of, an oil delivery problem, an ignition problem, a bad motor, a bad cad cell, or the control itself. ...
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    Burnham owns Crown, New Yorker, and Thermopride....

    Burnham owns Crown, New Yorker, and Thermopride.

    Leo
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    Just because someone has any degree only means...

    Just because someone has any degree only means they worked hard to achieve a certain level of expertise in a given field of study. It doesn't mean they are any smarter than the next person. The...
  38. Thread: Boiler System

    by Leo
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    Hello Beenhere, Is the Ultra reset control...

    Hello Beenhere,

    Is the Ultra reset control made by tekmar? I was under the impression it is.

    Thanks,
    Leo
  39. Thread: Boiler System

    by Leo
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    Is anyone familiar with the Weil McLain boilers?...

    Is anyone familiar with the Weil McLain boilers?

    Yes, the Ultra is their newest so it doesn't have a proven track record yet but has gotten good reviews and looked impressive at the trade show.
    ...
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    Unless you have an area vulnerable to freezing...

    Unless you have an area vulnerable to freezing antifreeze can be more of a hindrance than help. If not monitored heating system antifreeze can turn acidic and cause problems. I would stick with tap...
  41. Thread: Boiler replacement

    by Leo
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    850 gallons of oil is peanuts, you're not doing...

    850 gallons of oil is peanuts, you're not doing bad at all. Rather than replace the burner which is like putting a new engine in a 30 yr old car I would save up and get a complete boiler/burner...
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    "Are you sure that oil is cheaper every where." ...

    "Are you sure that oil is cheaper every where."


    In a lot of places gas looks cheaper than oil as they compare a therm of gas to a gallon of oil. What isn't compared is the gas utility tacks on...
  43. Thread: Boiler replacement

    by Leo
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    There's no doubt the V33 will go on for years and...

    There's no doubt the V33 will go on for years and years as did the American Standards before it. But that upright design that was mentioned is the key, the heat flows right up the chimney. They...
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    As I stated in my first post, I am biased in...

    As I stated in my first post, I am biased in faver of oil. That being said if you switch to gas your house isn't going to blow up. Keep the gas system checked annually or at worst every two years. ...
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    Some guys will tell you scrap the oil there could...

    Some guys will tell you scrap the oil there could be a spill. Others will tell you scrap the gas there could be an explosion. I'll tell you any fuel has a certain element of danger to it, after all...
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    Something could have gone bad since the tune up,...

    Something could have gone bad since the tune up, it's mechanical and parts fail or come out of adjustment. Sooted houses can be a nightmare and costly so anyone intentionally mistuning to burn more...
  47. On a new system that 550 will be replaced by...

    On a new system that 550 will be replaced by anything from 350 to 450 depending on what you get. The 550 is too high in this day and age.

    Leo
  48. I'm not a Utica guy but I think your brother is...

    I'm not a Utica guy but I think your brother is close. I do know if you are looking to cut down on oil this isn't the boiler to do it with. If there is a tag left behind from when the service...
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    Noel, You described what I was trying to put...

    Noel,

    You described what I was trying to put into words.

    He also stated he had to add water all the time with the old system. Either the old boiler had leaks or his system needs to be tightned...
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    Weil Golds tend to get dirty on Cold Start. ...

    Weil Golds tend to get dirty on Cold Start. What's cheaper, spending extra to get it cleaned and using extra oil heating a dirty heat exchanger or using a little more oil keeping it warm and having...
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